Tag: fall menswear

fall menswear collection, new york: calvin klein

with a palette entrance that reminded me of the richard chai collection, with dull undertones the calvin klein FW11 menswear collection took an unexpectedly bold turn as the set progressed. combined with more stone faced color choices bold use of red & blue were seen this season for the american based label, allowing further clarification to be made as to which colors will trend this coming fall. in cast, river viiperi, calvin klein favorites david agbodji & AJ abularub were seen alongside sacha m’baye on the runway this season, allowing masculinity to take center stage. i love the play on athelticism that is showcased, in design, for the calvin klein collections every season. though sports influenced, the atheletic elements that are seen in the collection are no less sophisticated than the collections formal suits. a dramatic signature of hardcore minimalism is expected from the house of calvin klein & it’s done expertly well, with slight creative variation each season. i love that the calvin klein collections really have allowed a new era in american design to be ushered in. an incredibly ill style direction was seen this season, as padded crew neck sweaters are a trend among a few of the menswear design collections for FW11. an impressive interpretation of progressive masculinity displayed for the fall season. one of my favorite labels of the americas.     

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fall menswear collection, new york: tommy hilfiger

classical style in sophisticated tones were seen from the FW11 tommy hilfiger collection in new york this fall. turtle necks, which are definitely a trend for the coming FW11/12 season were a high light of the hilfiger collection this season, along with elements of classic american tailoring. since being purchased by van heusen last year, i wasnt sure what to expect this season from this label. but to my surprise, undisturbed, the concepts reflect the signature style that tommy himself has made notable through campaigns & collections of the past. while i generally like the collection, i feel that little to nothing about what is show is really that outstanding or even exciting. i do commend the consistency in vision, through design & think many consumers will be pleased with this collection, once it hits retail. i expect a model packed campaign that plays on a bit of athleticism & handsome style- elements which have been created from the label in the past. maroon, grey, navy, camel toned coats & knitwear are all seen with the solid collection. great direction, great follow up from last season & all looks are appropriate for the fall.

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fall menswear, new york: richard chai

a dark palette complimented by plaid was seen on the runways of new york fashion week by richard chai. rich with masculinity, the collection hosts a range of well tailored looks alongside more relaxed cuts, providing a variation of styles for every stylish dude. while the black & deep grey tones make up most of the collections palette, i loved the use of green & navy seen in the mid-section of the set. male models andrej peijic, jacob coupe, josh beech, keith hernandez & yuri pleskun were identified amongst the runway cast. wool was used as well as denim, allowing the collection to tap into a classic feel. i love the collection & would wear every piece that was presented. from womenswear to menswear, richard chai is a designer i greatly admire.

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menswear collections: versace, fall

modernized structure, incredible use of leather & stunning contrast was seen for the FW11 versace menswear collection. designed by martyn bal, progressive concepts allow simple & understated details to shine even brighter as sophistication of the collection remains untouched. diamond stitched leather was seen alongside sharp tailoring & refined grooming- allowing versace to rightfully take it’s place as a trendsetting label of the future. geometric prints were used in the collections as well as pixelated prints that appeared on some of the pants that walked the runway & to say the least, i was impressed. powerful shots of blue were injected to the mid-section of the collection, allowing details of black to becoming highlighted stylishly. very pleased with this direction & beyond impressed with the execution; beautiful use of camel toned designs as well. one of my favorite collections presented this fall, martyn bal has expert sense in design & im very happy with the chosen direction.

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menswear collections: missoni, fall

one aspect that i highly respect of the missoni label is that their business in fashion has a rich history & family legacy. known for their signature knitwear, the FW11 menswear collection presented stay in line with that familiar direction. this season, many designers seem to be more restrained & controlled with their choice of palette & concept. that same sense of restraint was seen for missoni, as models walked the runway with caps that covered their eyes. i will say that the missoni collections, whether menswear or womenswear, are very one note & little to no variation is seen from season to season. i understand the need to build heritage, cohesively, but it’s also important not to become a fashion one note. with that said, i admire their intention & their continuity through consistency for both menswear & womenswear, as well as through marketing & development.

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collection images: vivienne westwood, fall

usually a fashion rebel, vivienne westwood opted to keep things simple & sophisticate with little to no interference of questionable design. classical use of plaid with a basic menswear palette was seen while male models walked the runway with dark lipstick. gelled hair with finger waves topped each male as looks of geometric print, plaid, wool, denim & leather were see. while tamed, the collection still manages to showcase creative restraint while not completely ignoring what the westwood design aesthetic has become known for. i love the collection, as it’s more wearable this season as it has been compare to the past. strong direction, always a show to see- vivienne westwood truly knows how to bait us as a fashion audience.

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menswear collections: roberto cavalli, fall

on the runways of milan men’s fashion week, roberto cavalli presented a sophisticated & classically stylish collection for the fall. use of suede, fur & leather appeared in the runway as the direction of the collection gave off a bit of a 70’s vibe. men walked the runway with neck scarves while a backdrop complimented the rich earth tone palette. i love the use of navy in the collection most & was incredibly inspired by the tailoring & different choices in styling. overall, the collection was a cohesive combination of light cavalli signatures that were restrained enough to showcase more classic masculinity. strong direction, great style.

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