After three intense days on the third stage of the fashion month, Milan Fashion Week Men’s has come to an end. Next stop: Paris. But before we take to the “city of love”, theses are the highlights from Italy. Like what was witnessed at Pitti Uomo and London Fashion Week FW/19, tailoring has once again met with extreme sportswear in the best way possible, with of course an Italian twist.
Whether you’re just tuning in now or have been following the week’s events, these are the top shows of Milan Fashion Week Men’s.
Zegna kicked off the week with an outstanding show, choosing Milano Centrale station as its unlikely runway. Extremely masculine and confident, the threads came in the form of sketchy and symmetrical prints which met with tailored pants and hiking boots and sneakers.
Creative Director Francesco Risso is killing the game with Marni bringing an excellent nen’s collection to the catwalk. Silhouettes were extremely oversized, paired with lots of accessories and to add to the chaos was a combination of wacky colour palettes and patterns. So wrong but so right.
Edgy as per usual, Marcelo Burlon Fall/Winter 2019, I like to think can be split into three different mini collections – all of them revisited in a modern and extra cool way. Think snowboarding, skate attire and punk rock vibes – all infused into pieces that complement each other, rather than clash.
Let the truth be told, Giorgio always marks his signature within the market in his own way by heading in a different direction from the masses – yet still being so modern. Hiking boots and workwear was strongly put on display but most importantly, I loved the different use of faux fur.
Bringing me back to Roma in the 1970’s, Fendi was a stunner as it put a modern twist on high-waisted pants, wide legs, V-neck cardigans and longline shirt collars. A slew of beiges and browns were seen amongst the designs – a signature for the luxury fashion house – yet bold prints kept the collection fun and modern.
Men’s Creative Director Kean Etro sure delivered. Presented in a gallery-type set up, selected pieces showcased were constructed from recycled PET bottles, statement looks were adorned in Japanese flowers and interesting use of colour featured on fitted coats and light bombers. Just one piece from the collection could make an entire outfit.
Lastly, Tod’s took a different approach to Milan Fashion week with the debut its new sneakers. Combining two worlds – the finest Italian craftsmanship with modern technical shape and design – the design acted as the third iteration of its ‘No_Code Shoeker’ project, presented in holographic images.
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