Mens Wear Fall Winter 2016
It’s fast paced, on a 360m/h speed, it’s neither attainable by itself nor it’s people, and we are all unaware of the approaches on how to control, or keep up with it. The fashion scene has been a whirlwind in the past 2 months – creating multiple collections, pre fall collections, shooting campaign ads, having fashion shows – It’s too much, yet we accommodate change. Despite that, we’re unaware of the things that we may clash into, or complications that may unsettle us ahead.
During Mens Fashion Week in the fashion capitals, the shows were fast paced, quick, pieces obtained a practical niche, allowing the viewer only a mere chance of grabbing a certain characteristic of detail – the pieces are being organized to be in stores, ready for you to purchase. (See what I mean by fast paced?)
J.W.Anderson’s entire aspect of fall winter 2016 collection was all about practicality, and he himself said “Beat the clock before it beats you down.” A collection that had meaningless symbolism, a submissive alluded idea into the pieces, which some found risqué. His aesthetic on articulating speed in clothing was in monotone hues, pastel pinks, and black – pieces ranged from track pants, boot-style sneakers, to elongated zip jackets, rabbit fur bombers, and enlarged lapel jackets.
Accessories came in forms of enlarged snail stickers, studded chokers, and hand painted fur pieces – if that’s not enlightening to the submissive context, then I don’t know what is.
Unity meant that the blending of menswear, with womenswear was going to happen during the Burberry shows – blending pieces, looks, and involving them simultaneously.
Speaking of Unity, the feminine imprints in menswear collections were full on at the Gucci Fall Winter 2016 show – after the take over of the newly appointed creative director Alessandro Michelle, the DNA of the house changed to an entirely new scope.
One that changed the philosophy of dressing, the clothes, the symbolism involved, and the whole perception of the brand.
Be it the outerwear conceptualized collection, the music, the glittery pink, stardust applied on the models cheekbones – everywhere. From military capes, felt coats, checker topcoats, various types of parkas, and reverse shearling aviators, to the infamous bomber jackets – the collection played a clear homage to Bowie. If there was one trend that the show cohesively incorporated, it would be unity.
It was a 70’s kaleidoscope of brocade prints, weaves, luxurious snakeskin suits, gold studded shoes, light knits, and crystal encrusted glasses – You can say that it enwrapped a little bit of the vibes from Schiaparelli – just a little. Alessandro made it his own, and so should you.
From a 70’s-based kaleidoscope, to a bohemian rhapsody kaleidoscope – if you’re a wealthy boho, then Missoni’s fall winter 2016 is for you. Inspired from the environmental hues of Ladkah, India – grasping it’s turquoise hued rivers, tantalizing sunsets, and endless blue skies, that were all in the form of knits.
Be it knits, parkas, suede jackets, and a modicum amount of athlete wear to represent the Himalayan story base.
Sticking true to it’s story line, at the end of the show pieces with coin, and fringe-like knits came down, and those were truly representing the insight of the boho chic Missoni clientele.
850.4 kilo meters from Milan, and it’s Himalyan, and 70’s vibe ambiance, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were spreading love in the air. I’m talking about their cherry and crimson colored menswear collection that the inspiration for dated back to when they first started off in 1995 in Tokyo. The collection involved slouchy sweats, jacquard infested prints, an artistic kissing couple pattern, and the infamous fashion week item: a bomber jacket in an array of pastel blues, crimson, blush pinks, maroon, lime, and navy blues.
A performance to Janet Jackson’s Ryhthym Nation also took place, one that involved people dressed in crimson robes, and an imprint in the back. Carol, and Humberto’s vision for Kenzo never fails to leave wanting more of the knits, prints, silhouette manifestations, and more of the unforgettable venues, performances, and show stopping moments.
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