This past weekend, fashion photographer Tommy Ton was out doing some style stalking at mens fashion week Pitti Uomo in Florence. Men (and women) braved the cold weather in their finest, and denim fashion was aplenty. We loved the casual juxtaposition between desaturated jeans and sartorial suiting complements as much as the use of denim jackets and dark wash jeans as the key element to a dressed up ensemble. Nobody was trying to show off. Right.
Images via GQ.
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One of our favorite collections to come out of Paris Men’s Fashion Week this time around is that of Mugler. We’re totally digging the overall 80s references: pastel shades, strong neon colors like bright highlighter green, tons of lurex and windbreaker details, and some killer stone washed denim looks to point out a few. With a title like Brothers of Arcadia, huge metallic jewelry resembling armor, and the overall futuristic tone of it all we’re definitely getting a futuristic gladiator feel. With this marking the brands mere sophomore collection, needless to say we’ll totally be keeping an eye out.
Images via Style.com and Dazed Digital.
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For any of those who had a doubt in their mind whether or not denim was going to be sticking around for yet another season we hate to say it, but we totally told you so. From denim jackets and blazers to jeans the big blue makes a mark on most every single note-worthy collection, though not always in its signature color. Print is a huge trend for the spring summer 2012 season and designer Paul Smith totally rocks it out modernizing the classic Levi’s denim jacket with abstract prints in electric jewel tones. As for Viktor & Rolf, multi-stripe denim separates add some dimension to the overall muted color palette of the 70s inspired collection. Likewise, denim jackets made a mark in a retro 70s vibe in Burberry Prorsum‘s ethic print-heavy lineup.
Images via GQ, Dazed Digital, and The Fashionisto.
Though it’s definitely not the driving force that it has been in past seasons, denim is still a strong force on the runways lending itself as a grounding element to most collections including Acne, who we have to say had some killer denim accessories. Definitely not going anywhere!
Had enough? Didn’t think so. Stay tuned for more menswear highlights from Paris Fashion Week!
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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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