The new Saint Laurent collection is the male adjacent to the gypsy chic of the women’s Spring 2013 collection. Unlike the women’s, the men’s collection went more grunge with a tron of layering, plaid and distressing. To polish up some of the looks, Hedi Slimane paired some of them with leather pants and tailored jackets, as well as bringing back out his signature skinny suits.
I have to admit that I am actually quite proud that Hedi Slimane re-designed the whole aesthetic of the fashion house. I find the current inspirations would look lost with the previous aesthetic. With the current renaming and design, it works together harmoniously without sacrificing the soul of the fashion house. I am also loving that Hedi is filling the void of Christophe Decarnin right now with the distressing and denim for me. Ohh how I missed those days. See the collection yourself below.
Dean and Dan Caten went for a ’40s approach this season for their menswear collection. Out were the usual skinny jeans and in were looser drop crotch styles. The new styles were put together with slim jackets, vests and sweaters with the usual quirk.
Over the past few seasons, Dsquared² has cleaned up their aesthetic. One thing that hasn’t changed though is their soul. Each look still embodied the Caten twins in them, but with a new feel each time. The denim ranged from clean to the staple distressed styles. What are your thoughts on their collection? See all the looks below.
The new man at Balmain is no longer the young outcast. He has grown into one who enjoys more interesting details over the distressing that he coveted in the past.
This season, Olivier Rousteing went for an Asian influence. Some of the jackets were kimono inspired, while others were classic Balmain with exquisite tailoring. Two things that will always be prominent, are the leather pants and jackets. This season was no exception. When you thought this was just going to be another collection of just skinny pants, you see the drop crotch styles paired with Judo belts to help keep his inspiration alive throughout. You can see all the looks from this collection below.
The new Diesel Black Gold collection was inspired by a psychedelic rock band on a Cosmic Tour. Think Bob Dylan of the past and Jamie Hince of today. The pieces were cut slim and layered under tailored outerwear. Like the many other collections, Diesel kept with the trends for the men this season by incorporating shaggy/fur jackets and leather pants, as well as jackets.
Looking through the many shows, Diesel has to be in my top 2 so far for this season, along with Fendi. Mostly due to the fact that it was like looking in a mirror when I was scrolling through each look. The pieces were styled exactly how I would put them together for myself. You can see all the looks from the collection below.