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“WHAT IS TRUTH?” Asks Johnny Cash.
“DON’T LIE” – “I AM WHAT I AM” Answers the Vampire Weekend.
Music as inspiration. Songs hung on a mood-board.
“BEAUTY IS TRUTH”
Beauty and truth implied as looking at oneself in the mirror and reviewing what has been done up until now.
The iconic MSGM images are processed. Almost ruined, and become new images printed on t-shirts, sweatshirts and are also used as mohair intarsias.
The look worn by the models on the runway is photographed and printed on garments.
Beauty, as a concept and an inspiration.
“TRUTH IS BEAUTY”
Be frank. Be honest.
“I AM WHAT I AM” – FASHION NEEDS THIS.
The page on which to write this new story is made of marble. And marble is the new obsession.
“WHAT IS TRUTH?”
Messages and words on grosgrain, poplin, sports jersey. Phrases and poems about love. Words stolen from Sylvia Plath.
Everything is black on white. Sometimes on mélange gray. Like a piece of torn paper that becomes a shirt or a sweatshirt.
LOVE – FASHION NEEDS LOVE.
“YOUR LOVE IS MINE” on batiste.
“LOVE IS ART” on t-shirts.
“THE EYES CAN SEE WHAT THE MOUTH CANNOT SAY” as a new detail.
And the new logo craze ‘MSGM – F / W 2014’. The brand and the season.
Plus checks, flannels and cottons. Bombers and parkas. Everything is over-size.
Skinny pants and slim-line tuxedo jackets are the new tailored looks. Shirts with prints, logos or embroidery are worn like sweatshirts.
Gold and silver break up colors. There’s a lot of black. And a lot of white.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE MESSAGE – “THAT IS ALL”
“I’m a lover of fashion, married to fashion, and a fashion traitor. I express myself while I’m designing a garment, I write it, I write fashion more than I draw it.
There’s a lot of contrast in fashion, because we live in an era of rock, of airplanes, of strong emotions.
And fashion has to communicate, communicate, communicate all this emotion.
How I’d love to write a song about fashion. Because in the end, if I hadn’t done fashion I would have been a musician” – Hugues Le Bars.
Thu, February 13 2014 » Fashion Blog
Mon, February 10 2014 » Fashion Blog
THE CONTEMPORARY MINIMAL DANDY
White shirt, black tie and tartan: these are the constants that define the contemporary dandy at Corneliani, a man who constructs his elegant style with his intellect, a man for whom good taste demands continual exposure to new cultural inspirations.
Luxury is not an end in itself. Rather, it announces itself, direct and insouciant, in the premium materials that make up a wardrobe of understated sophistication, where deepest blue and black dominate an evergreen colour palette relieved by the many shades of grey and natural hues, freshened by a refined dash of moss green.
Sergio Corneliani, Creative Director at the Mantuan maison, has dreamed up a contemporary dandy who is elegant and discreetly knows it. Time languidly spent in literary salons putting on a confident style has given way to the complexities of the metropolis and the most modern ways – and means – of communicating, for a dynamic, fluid and efficient everyday lifestyle.
Hence, the jacket sits easy at the waist, and the cut of the shoulder is soft and natural. The elongated silhouette is tempered by the crisp but short trousers, without the afterthought of a turn-up.
The coat is as fulsomely long as ever, with a half-belt or to wear with a belt. The clean, minimal design of the biker-style jacket with its matte-finish crocodile stands out, creating an unostentatious matte look, reflected in the ample bags to be carried in the hand. Nor does the mink add pointless pomp, shaved as if to mimic super-soft velvet adorning jackets with clean lines or zip-up heavy jackets.The sportiest garments tend to the subtly generous in size, evoking geometries and patterns on a square-shape theme.
The strictly cashmere suit is impeccable in the ash-grey fine Prince of Wales check, brown bird’s eye, or the sobriety of solid dark blue and jet black. And the knitwear keeps evolving with a wealth of original variants: in the sleeves of the jersey parka, and in a highly desirable variety of leather or sheepskin short jackets right up to the cardigan / heavy jacket in an easy Black Watch tartan and the jumper with jacquard effect courtesy of interwoven leather threads.
The collection expertly underlines the value of sartorial savoir-faire with an innovative twist, where the blue-green tartan pattern – which finds expression in the overcoat and the jacket, in the trousers, the heavy jacket and even the bag inserts – becomes the iconic motif of the autumn/winter 2014 wardrobe by Corneliani, the exponent of a style imbued with the power of tradition for over half a century.
Fri, February 7 2014 » Fashion Blog
Clothes expressly for a fashion-alert individual very much aware of his own style identity.
That’s the concept behind the N°21 collection this season.
Twenty-one looks where eclectic taste meets bourgeois equilibrium, classic and sporty moods intersect, the men’s wardrobe finds points of interest in the women’s. And details play with a fanciful sense of surprise.
Doublebreasted coats, parkas, duffel-coats, aviator jackets. Pants the sleek slimfit way, sweatshirts and jaspé sweaters in unusual yarns.
Prints drawing inspiration from decorative arts and classic upholstery fabrics: all for hunting-scene failles, toile de jouy cotton poplins. Shirts, sweats and tees with a Pop Art flair. Flannels in plaid and check patterns.
Classic, reassuring colors sweeping from camel to cadet green. And then navy blue, sky blue, melange gray and black with bright touches of hunter red.
An equestrian spirit for prints and for embroidery and/or micro sequin designs on sweatshirts and bomber jackets. Alpine socks with gorgeous ornamental stitching.
Thu, January 16 2014 » Fashion Blog
Wed, January 15 2014 » Fashion Blog
DIESEL BLACK GOLD FW 2014 MENSWEAR
He dresses with fearless energy. His subversive mix of authentic pieces are carefully constructed with engineered precision and researched modern fabrics.
For his debut Diesel Black Gold men’s collection for fall-winter 2014, creative director Andreas Melbostad is inspired by the irreverent attitude of this man.
Designed with the essence of iconic menswear codes, the collection is infused with a bold military and rocker influence. The inspiration turns up as brazen toughness on the pristinely tailored masculine silhouette.
Sharp tailoring in noble menswear flannel, wool and poplin fabrics, some with Prince of Wales and herringbone patterns, are paired with an anatomically constructed pant.
Cut from leathers, encrusted in studs or in denim with a filmy patina – the pants’ textures and edgy engineering articulates the leg, and contrasts against the clean and classic tailoring.
Enameled, metal and leather emblems and badges cover leather and felted wool biker and bomber jackets to recall military ceremony dress. Uniform style cotton and compact nylon parkas are lined in shearling.
Padded and textured knits – some treated with a lacquered finish add a graphic and sporty edge to the lineup. Polished black box calf lace-ups and Chelsea boots are detailed with a military flash of shiny metal inserts on the heel and the toe.
Key Diesel Black Gold materials are given majestic treatments. Leather comes in mirrored silver and gunmetal hues. Patent leather inspires denim’s lacquered, textural garment wash finish.
Tue, January 14 2014 » Fashion Blog
Watch the Men’s Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2014 Runway Show live Sunday, January 12th at 2PM CET (8AM EST). Stay Tuned…!!!
Fri, January 10 2014 » Fashion Blog