The Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2013 menswear collection showed during Milan Fashion Week yesterday in Italy. The futuristic and anachronistic Steampunk world of the 1980’s/early 1990’s was reinterpreted with a fresh approach for todays’ men with a rock chic attitude. I have included some key looks from the catwalk and I have also included some front row shots of Adrien Brody and Renzo Rosso. Also in attendance was Bianca Balti, Matteo Ceccarini, Saturnino and Bob Cornelius Rifo.
Masculine tailoring infused with military and mechanical references: a play with details, proportions and high-waist silhouettes. Steampunk inspiration is accented with several strong technological and functional elements: jewellery buttons, metallic lace eyewear, bold zips, mechanical flowers, embroidered in tailored suiting and classic shirts. They are mixed with military-inspired constructions: a casual jacket with a elastic hem, which recalls the army underwear, a hunting vintage jacket with the typical arm protection shoulders detail, which is developed as prints and embroideries in different garments.
Contemporary elements come also through in the use of contrast textures, such as leather combined with suede, satin with Japanese microfiber, jacquard with rib, cool wool with leather, emphasized with technical and rich details to create a 3D effect bringing to life the collection. Denim is burned by laser, artfully distressed and artisanal engineered at the same time.
The colour palette is a playful melange of black navy and different shades of white, exploring the indigo tones, with clashes of intense pop-up colours – red, green, bright mustard, yellow, electric blue. The collection includes graphic geometrical stripes, applied in various treatments: as prints for knitwear, jackets, trousers and as distinctive element for shoes, bags and belts.
Images courtesy of Diesel.
The 2013 Chanel Resort collection walked at Versailles in Paris, France. It featured a ton of denim which Karl Lagerfeld hasn’t done in a while, not since the Spring 2008 collection. Unlike the Americana warm weather inspiration as the previous, this one was inspired by Marie Antoinette. One thing that they both have in common is sportswear.
When I first saw this collection, I thought the models looked like a rebellious sister of the Fall 2008 Couture collection. I also got more Teen Vogue than VOGUE with the looks because of the platform sneakers. All that aside, there were some great pieces separately. The trousers above would have to be my favorite. I just love the fit and detail around the pockets and waist. You can click through many of the looks below.
Here is the new Fall/Winter 2012 collection by Ksubi. There were metallics, leather, prints, and of course denim. Each material came in just about every piece of clothing you can think of. They had jackets, pants, and shirts.
My favorite pieces would have to be the palm tree print. I am obsessed with the shirt in that print. It is amazing on the pants as well. The design is so well placed on the jeans. They give off a slimming effect to the legs. You can click through some of the looks below.
When I saw the new Kanye West Fall/Winter collection, I thought, “Kanye really took his time this season and took his time micromanaging every aspect to make sure everything actually fit this time.” I thought it was a good idea. Now he proved that he is just not “Good Style,” but also has potential to actually be a force in the designing world.
The collection was true to Kanye. There was leather, fur, body-con, velvet, and a touch of avant garde throughout the collection. I think the shoes are pretty insane. My favorite pieces would have to be the jacket above and from look 18. Those are perfect jackets for when the cold hits again. You can see the full collection below.