FALL MENSWEAR • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD FW14
by Jeremy Danté
MILAN – style from concentrate is how i describe vivienne westwood collections. imaginative and inspired; i love the ways that westwood’s collections are styled. runway is often about complete looks and cohesion in totality. vivienne westwood is a master of creating, and really re-creating perceptions through design. this collection was no different. a range of formal and casual looks were presented with warm fall tones, and beautiful shots of cobalt blue. grooming was interesting, as the male models looked like living ken dolls, with plastered comb overs complete with a high impact part. the collection began with a sleek, active wear and motocross type of feel. which soon evolved into more formal looks. beautiful cameos of maroon sliced into the collection palette as handsome plaid suits rivaled burberry menswear. formal wear was elevated through use of ethnic print, which created a remix to classic formality. i really loved the use of grey in the palette, personally- grey is a tone that is more versatile than any other in menswear, in my opinion. personally, when i shop, i opt for grey. black fades and white runs the risk of getting dirty or ruined with excessive use. the collection presented those options for my love of grey, which was done exceptionally well. while print was presented in the collection, which created a sense of eclecticism. the balance of eclectic was blended well with classical male style, which provided range. the minimal suiting options in the collection fare well with westwood’s british heritage and bring about the feel of saville row. the collection was successful in showcasing vivienne’s unique view of style. one of my favorites this season, a strong showing of style.
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