June 28, 2013

Discover The Hottest Trends For The Upcoming Season: Best Of Milan Menswear (I)

Fashion avec Passion is bringing you the hottest & most stylish trends in menswear for the upcoming season. Discover the stylistic directions dictated by the most important designers and let yourself be inspired by the most impressive runway shows straight from the catwalks in Milan:

Dolce & Gabbana

For a few seasons now, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana seem to have found the ultimate recipe for success both when it comes to designing menswear and womenswear, as well as for the format of their runway shows. More precisely, the Sicilian influence, used both as creative inspiration, as well as for finding the perfect models to showcase the clothes on the runway, bring an invaluable element of authenticity to each of the label’s collections.

For their signature Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear show, the Sicilian designer duo have once again explored their roots and heritage, fixating, this time around, on the Greek mythology reflected upon the land of Sicily.

Thus, the runway was filled with replicas of Zeus and Apollo, mirrored both in the perfect bodies of the models, as well as in the design of the clothes. Shirts, shorts and chemises, all with flowing, fluid silhouettes and all adorned with scenes depicting mythological stories, were alternated onstage with slim-fit suits overflowing with elegance, creating, thus, the perfect contrast.

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For the Versace Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear collection, Donatella went for a game of contrasts. For the always fresh & young spirit, there were the studded leather jackets with metallic irisations, the ultra-slim and shiny leather pants, the superhero cape worn with just a pair of skimpy underwear, the tye dye shirts and trousers, as well as the T-shirts splattered with vibrant splashes of colour, all of which will surely be a MUST for next season.

On the other hand, the impeccably-cut suits dripping with elegance will just as well be flying off the shelves come spring, straight into the wardrobes of the most stylish men in the world.

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Bottega Veneta

The first look that came out on the runway of the Bottega Veneta Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 show – an impeccable suit in the most elegant shade of gray – set the tone for the entire collection. Fifties refinement seems to have been what Tomas Maier had in mind when he designed this elegant collection.

Classic-cut suits, loose shirts, straight-cut trousers and cardigans dominated the show, while Maier instilled within his collection, a certain dose of modernity with the help of a few subtle accents. A white contour along the seams of the suits, reminiscent of sartorial chalk marks, a series of jackets and shirts in supple suede and a set of blazers inspired by golf jackets, provided the show with a feeling of freshness and youthfulness.

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Replacing Paolo Gerani as creative director for the Menswear line of Iceberg, Florentine Federico Curradi has created for the label’s Spring/Summer 2014 show, a collection inspired by the urban man, who loves and embraces the frantic and agitated life of the big city.

The show had a dynamic spin, going with sportswear-inspired silhouettes, manipulated in such as way as to reflect an urban-cool feel. Hoodies, loose shorts reminiscent of basketball player’s uniforms, leather jackets in vibrant colours or adorned with tiny perforations for a surprising effect, sweaters featuring a colour blocking pattern or decorated with a geometrical mosaic of colours, slim fit trousers and a chromatic palette in black and white, punctuated by touches of bright, hot colour, created a powerful line-up.

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Salvatore Ferragamo

For the Spring/Summer 2014 season, Massimiliano Giornetti has imagined for the Ferragamo Menswear line, a collection of fresh-looking silhouettes, echoing the rising trend of sportswear-inspired fashion of this season’s Milan runway shows.

Giornetti has transposed giant numbers on a series of clothes, mimicking the uniforms of competing sportsmen. A quilted vest was reminiscent of a fencing outfit, while the loose shorts brought to mind basketball players’ uniforms. A set of suits in vibrant colours – bright orange, cobalt blue, blinding green – which Giornetti infused with a dose of sporty-chic-ness, perfectly complemented the collection.

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Vivienne Westwood

For the Spring/Summer 2014 season, Vivienne Westwood, the Dame of Punk, has merged the anarchic spirit with an Indian-inspired feel, for her signature Menswear collection. Exotic paisleys came together with punk tartan, rich prints were alternated with tye dye motifs, while loose, comfortable silhouettes, in the form of kaftans, fluid chemises or Indian pants, were met onstage by bad boy punk outfits featuring cool blazers, ties and berets à la WikiLeaker Bradley Manning.

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