Tag: winterwear

FALL MENSWEAR: MONCLER GAMME BLEU

MILAN – under the creative direction of thom browne, moncler has become more radically classical over the past few seasons. as a label i’ve uncovered, for readers less aware, as having a history based in ski & winterwear; this season browne continues to reinvent the label by brining it’s history more to the forefront. a perfect design fit for the label, thom has impressively created a range of quilted ski wear each season that has me contemplating the slopes & i don’t ski. the collection’s palette was filled with crisp whites, which were paired with royal reds & bouts of yellow. as the collection progressed, the palette soon transformed to a set of heavy greys, accented by slight shades of navy & black. a manipulator of classical style, thom browne has been given a strong opportunity to flex his design muscle with moncler & it seems as though he’s taking full advantage of that. the silhouettes of the collection were as versatile as any other label, though the construction concepts that seem much more complex. clearly, not the ordinary collection, the adherence to classic style rules were still abided by as beautifully as any other menswear collection.

never have i seen a label & a designer leading that label, fit so perfectly together. while some designers might think the concept of ski wear is so limiting, browne continues to stretch the possibilities each season, creating stylish pieces endlessly. i loved the full body ski suits that were in this collection & impressively, loved the quilted trench coat & blazer. even amidst heavy winterwear, the collection was packed with beautiful styling & layering. i love when designers take the brands heritage & reference it in new, modern ways; which is exactly what browne continues to do with moncler. as one collection i loved piece by piece from start to finish, i completely applaud thom browne’s prowess of design & all the barriers he’s breaking with moncler gamme bleu. overall, the collection was one of strength, complete cohesion, thoughtful design & sharp execution. definitely, another one of my favorites this season but for different reasons. considering that moncler truly stands alone in the lane of winterwear. incredible collection that completely inspires. [source]

fall collections, new york: duckie brown

the fall collection of duckie brown really drew me in & reminded me of james dean. iconic style references like the red coats & pompadours took me back. i love, love, love the footwear in this collection. the combination of a wing-tipped dress shoe & combat boot are genius. though simple, the usage of texture & shots of bright colors keeps this collection interesting enough to gain commercial appeal on the retail front. red will be a large statement color in the sea of black, browns & navy come fall 2010. a solid collection, i also loved the headgear.

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fall menswear, runway: ermanno scervino

the ermanno scervino menswear collection is right on the money. from model casting to color palette, this is exactly what i expect to see for menswear during mens fashion week. surprisingly, i loved the use of camouflage- it wasn’t done in a tacky way. sophistication is seen in each design & the tailoring is slick. one of the best collections this season, classically.

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fall menswear, runway: gucci

neutrals & forms of leather with fur were the focus for the FW10 gucci menswear collective. i love the injections of red, blue & grey within the collection & no one does chic like gucci. at first, i really started to doubt the creative direction of frida giannin, but this collection puts my initial mark of judgement into question. i love the leopard print blazer from this collection & respect that the current direction of gucci really allows the brands heritage & style signature to be showcased. a good collection overall.

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fall menswear, runway: neil barrett

minimalistically chic, the neil barrett FW10 collection boasts black, white & gray designs. the different variations are interesting, in that they allow you to take a closer look at the collection details. circular pins are seen on coats & sweaters alike, while leather underlines the collections lapel’s. never one to go for distracting colors & more favorable for undeniable design, i love the two tone blazer in both black & charcoal. the leather forearm pieces are dope as well. one very chic mens collection.

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julien quevenne for blanco

represented by ford model management, julien quevenne appears for the winter blanco menswear collection. shot by hunter & gatti, i am in complete love with the collection images. winter style staples are included: bowties, peacoats, trench coats & scarves. i love the cotton coat with the studded lapel detail & the leather coat with the diamond quilted shoulders. so sick. the styling of this set is everything. the blanco brand is based in spain & is not available to us in a stateside fashion market. recreating these looks is not a hard task; as many of what we see here could be found at existing U.S. retailers like H&M, zara, the gap & uniqlo. the greatest menswear pieces that stand the test of time are not those based on trends or flashy details, classics stand the test of time. its fun to have a studded piece, but that same style might not apply by this time in 2011. a dope coat with ill tailoring never goes out of style.

imagesource | blancoint

pre-fall collections: thakoon

presenting prints & textures in, around & all throughout for his pre-fall collection is thakoon. as seen above, the collection hosts a number of different prints on dresses & blouses while still encorporating new techniques of layers & construction. the prints kill in this set.

imagesource | coutorture