Mon, June 30 2014 » Fashion Blog
Architecture and space
The starting point was architecture then space came along as a word to objectify it. The inspiration is the result of their interaction translated into the origin of functionality to embody the social structures, the business logics.
Innovations and destructions; splendor and decadence, philosophy and romanticism, masculine and feminine are the sources to develop this new chapter: architecture vs space like textures vs surfaces.
With the Spring-Summer 2015 collection Stefano Pilati continues to explore and to combine apparent contradictions. The new Ermenegildo Zegna Couture researches and develops a silhouette and an attitude that evolves from the previous two collections.
The silhouettes are more evidently defined in their volumes – the space – and in their graphism – the architecture.
The presence of stripes throughout the collection as a vehicle to mark an exercise of style where formality and leisure breathe the same languid summer allure.
Thu, June 26 2014 » Fashion Blog
The spotlight is on every possible shade of white – from ice and cream to pearl and mastic, through to delicate powdery sky blues and sage greens – and its direct counterpart, black: a timeless keynote and the only concession to dark colours.
Menswear is moving away from more rigid templates towards a fresh, new, easier take on elegance inspired by younger wardrobes but embellished with luxurious fabrics and stylish details.
The rule is to wear one size larger than usual: laidback streetwear echoes the free spirits who express themselves on the streets of a fast-paced world as it reacts to the uncertainties of the present, always ready to grasp what comes its way.
The structure of the jacket is never restrictive: it does not overlook the sartorial ethic – that historic bastion of elegance so dear to Corneliani – but reinterprets it, retracing the needs of a man far-removed from the static self-contemplation of the past.
Clothes reflect a lifestyle based on constant movement, in a dialogue between very different scenarios. This form of elegance is comfortable and universal, ideal for a range of occasions and age groups, for men who are not restricted by increasingly outmoded, rigid masculinity.
The brand’s creative director Sergio Corneliani sees the suit as the real challenge. Designed around unusual volumes, innovative materials and new uses, it loses its inflexible imprint and takes on a democratic, informal look in a perfect blend of subtle bohemian style and chic sportswear.
Classic sartorial patterns have been swept aside in favour of rich compact stretch cottons, blended with silk in micro jacquard effects.
The jacket is short and looser on the waist, with three buttons and narrow lapels.
It is worn with baggy trousers (with pleats) which drape over the shoes, or designs without pleats which are comfortable on the hips but always short and with turn-ups. There is also a revolution in the classic shirt, now looser in style with lower shoulders and a funnel neck.
The must-have piece for spring/summer 2015 is the T-shirt in soft leather or ultra- lightweight cashmere printed with monochrome graphics.A symbol of Corneliani’s new aesthetics is the square-shaped blouson jacket which sits just above the hips.
More casual pieces include hooded parkas and trench coats in high-performance cotton with transpiring, water-repellent, windproof membranes.
“In my role as father to three very young men and the brand’s creative director,” explains Sergio Corneliani, “I believe we must look to the future with confidence and flexibility.
“Today I would extend our brand’s historic slogan, ‘The continuity of the past in the present’, to include ‘… on our journey towards the future’, as we reach out to the customers of tomorrow.”
Wed, June 25 2014 » Fashion Blog
TAILORING MEETS SPORTSWEAR
Z ZEGNA SS2015
Bold, energetic and decisively tech-driven, the essence of the new Z ZEGNA collection is dedicated to an urban trendsetter with an active work-into-week-end lifestyle.
The Spring/Summer 2015 season marks a new chapter for the brand whose new tailoring-meets sportswear identity blends the elegance and cutting-edge attitude of ZZegna with the techno-urban leisurewear expertise of Zegna Sport.
An imprimatur forged by five key elements that are the common thread between the two former brands – Deformalization, Sportification, Hybridization, Urbanization and Innovation. Signature traits underscored by the exclusive pentagon mesh graphic that becomes a characterizing motif for the new Z ZEGNA.
The new collection targets a global metropolitan, multi-tasking urban commuter who juggles his 24/7 schedule with ease and attitude. The “tailoring meets sportswear” direction builds on a wardrobe of suits, shirts, outerwear that effortlessly meld practicality with elegance.
Softly-tailored silhouettes of seasonless appeal are fashioned from lightweight fabrics, including high performance wools, technical cottons and advanced sportswear in “Techflex” featuring laser cut, zero seams, heat-sealed constructions.
The color palette is hinged on two shades of gray, cement and carbon, injected with jade green, citrus yellow, royal blue and monochromatic black and white.
The Techmerino project extends its evolution into sartorial pieces. Shapes are tailored but never constricting, elevated by technically-inspired details that gain a refined and cosmopolitan vibe, becoming iconic Z ZEGNA brand staples and appearing on tailored suits and blazers, knits, as well as ergonomic T-shirts and exclusive technical outerwear.
The 100% pure superfine Techmerino wool is designed to be worn in direct contact with the skin to maximize the natural thermal and hydroscopic properties.
To complete the new brand’s identity Z ZEGNA presents an extensive collection of sneakers. For men of bolder fashion wit, the multi-colored Z ZEGNA Techmerino Racer is the season’s key ingredient.
Available in spectrum of colors and materials including luxurious nappas and suedes, technical meshes and printed sting ray leather, this new iconic shoe features an innovative Techmerino lining.
A perfect combo between a classic shape and a running shoe, it adds the final touch to a new paradigm in style.
Tue, June 24 2014 » Fashion Blog
Watch the Men’s Calvin Klein Collection Spring 2015 Runway Show live Sunday, June 22nd at 1.30PM CEST (7.30AM EST). Stay Tuned…!!!
Sat, June 21 2014 » Fashion Blog
Sat, June 21 2014 » Fashion Blog
English-woven gabardine from the Burberry Mill, denim, paperweight cotton, cotton velvet, dégradé silk knit, lightweight double cashmere, seersucker cashmere, textured linen, nubuck, printed leather, felt.
Parchment, saffron yellow, orange ochre, orange red, light copper, crimson, magenta pink, storm blue, bright navy, aqua green, olive green, vintage green.
Trench coats, denim jackets, English duffle coats, lean Chesterfields, cabans, field jackets, slim tailoring, tapered leg trousers.
Hand-painted illustrations and typography inspired by vintage English book covers.
The Burberry Travel Satchel, the Burberry Everyday Satchel, the Burberry Field Sneaker, the Burberry Campaign Hat, book cover print leather notebooks, book cover print scarves in cashmere and silk.
Fri, June 20 2014 » Fashion Blog
Thu, June 19 2014 » Fashion Blog
Logomania, smiley faces, pop prints and rugby stripes are all key ingredients to the new Moschino men’s collection designed by Jeremy Scott.
In a visual explosion of bright colors and fun motifs, the upcoming sunny season represents a new take on the maison’s iconographic themes, making way for a stylish yet ultra-versatile wardrobe which ranges from luxury sportswear to twisted takes on the tuxedo.
Giant Moschino symbols featuring house icons of hearts, cowboy hats, and the letter “M” come together to form a maxi monogram appearing in faded denim, technical fabrics and intarsia knitwear. Cut in parkas and jean jackets alike, the print takes logomania to the next level and beyond!
Logomania continues in a new form with an irreverent take on the Moschino logo, “FAUXSCHINO”, embodied all over MA1 bombers, parkas, and the classic tracksuit to a bold effect. Branding and consumerism take form in the inspiration of soda pop graphics, from lemon lime and grape sodas, to the classic cola colour ways urging you to “DRINK MOSCHINO”.
The colours of multinational flags are reinterpreted with the iconic smiley face. All over smiley face polka dots explode into bigger versions to symbolise joy, love and togetherness. This iconic symbol is also embroidered on the back of a yellow tuxedo jacket with tails, to stunning effect.
The collection is a vibrant tribute to modern street and pop culture, but a luxurious feel still remains in the shape of leather bomber jackets with polished metallic locks and zippers, or crocodile versions adorned with gold plaques.
Finally, the collection includes a complete line of men’s accessories, where backpacks, weekend bags and baseball caps are fused with elements from women’s luxury handbags, featuring gold locks and classic accessory hardware, rendering them totems of wealth.
Duffle bags, backpacks and bum bags in waterproof nylon are decorated with this season’s graphics; coordinating with a range of hiking boots and a bright yellow patent leather slip-on loafer emblazoned with the iconic smiley face.
Wed, June 18 2014 » Fashion Blog
Sun, June 15 2014 » Fashion Blog