From Milan to Paris its safe to say that the Autumn/Winter 2011 Menswear collections that have been showing these last few weeks are anything but underwhelming. Every designer has taken a step in a different direction, which makes for great and innovative fashion especially when it comes to denim. Two things are certain, this is definitely a season of firsts and a season of change.
Muted and worn out denim in over-sized, billowy silhouettes pulled perfectly together with a daffy styling aesthetic that only Vivienne Westwood could pull off was the name of the game for the designers namesake collection–and one change that we love! With stand-alone denim separates ranging from denim jackets to jeans that can be integrated into any wardrobe, this usually overly-conceptual line has been the denim surprise of the season thus far. Dark red lipstick and finger wave hairdo are optional, of course!
Like we said in our last round up, AW 2011 is all about color and Dolce & Gabbana embraces this fully giving their collection some definite passion! Tapered, low-slung jeans in a variety of red and grey worn and acid washes created a slouchy silhouette that add an edge to the overall glam look of multi-color sequins blazers a la Bryan Ferry. Skinny leather suspenders and heavy duty boots finish off the look. As Style.com puts it, it’s definitely “…glam for a brash, butch new age.”
It’s no secret that most of our denim go-to brands are going through a major denim deficit–at least when it come to the actual use of the textile. After last seasons heavy use of bleached out denim goods, we were excited to see what Dries Van Noten would offer us next. However, we got hardly anything to subside our denim cravings. But no matter… instead many designers like Van Noten have opted get the classic denim look by way of other materials. Among the beautiful assortment of garments that appear to be denim (even to us at first glance) from shirts to coats, are a pair of actual denim motorcycle pants that unzip from waist to ankle. Though not exactly what we’re used, it’ll suffice.
For more images from these collections and more go here. Want to know more about the latest AW 2011 collections? Stay tuned for more of our coverage of Men’s Fashion Week!
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Follow the yellow brick road, well, more like the snow slushed sidewalks if you’re in NYC, but nevertheless, girl, you still have to look FIERCE! Designers do denim and shoes never looked better!
Whether it’s high or low fashion, there’s something for every budget.
Dolce & Gabbana Denim Leopard Print Pumps, $595.00
Dolce & Gabbana @ Nordstroms
Alexander McQueen Denim Blue Zipper Pump $794.00
YSL Tribute Denim Platform Sandal, $895.00
YSL @ Neiman Marcus
Valentino ‘Petale’ Denim Ballerina Flat, $495.00
Valentino @ Neiman Marcus
Lanvin Cross-over denim sandal, $760.00
Lanvin @ net-a-porter
Low-end fashion shoes:
Forever21 Lindy Denim Bootie, $24.80
Elie Tahari “Dahlia” Driver with Zipper Flower, $198.00
Elie Tahari @ Bloomingdales
Go Jane Peep-toe Slingback Wedge Sandal, $16.60
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Tahari, Forever21, GoJane, Valentino, YSL
Denim could not be more luxe than in these gorgeous denim bags. Don’t get the cold shoulder anymore, sport these fantastic denim bags and be the chicest lady in town!
Dolce & Gabbana Miss Martini Jeweled Clutch, $1,295.00 – Fun, sparkly, perfect for a cocktail party.
Dolce & Gabbana @ Neiman Marcus
Valentino Denim Petal Tote, $1,395.00
In full bloom, this bag will draw all the right attention and packs in all your necessities.
Valentino @ Bergdorf Goodman
Lanvin Denim Shopping Tote, $1,056.77
For the ultimate bag lady, this denim shopping tote adds a wink and a smile to your day.
Lanvin @ Mytheresa
Lanvin Denim Amalia Bag, $1,675.00 – Very lady-like denim done for the posh girly-girl.
Lanvin @ Bergdorf Goodman
Miu Miu Denim Pocket Tote, $1,150.00 – Fun, sporty and versatile.
Miu Miu @ Bergdorf Goodman
Botkier Trigger Moto Convertible Bag, $295.00
A nice little edgy bag to take you from day to evening.
Botkier @ Shopbop
–Nikki Cho Russo