The collection’s inspiration began with voodoo symbolism, leading to a focus on its art, its expression and the artist as an individual. Referencing photographs of artists such as Basquiat and their natural expression of style, the look this season is inspired by this creative spirit, wearing even the most precious clothing in a non-precious way.
With its DNA of unconventional fashion, the brand draws on the artist as an outsider who sees things from a different angle and thinks differently – bringing this same attitude to dressing. Sensitive yet carefree, this is someone who follows their own rules, just like HUGO.
Many pieces in the collection itself serve as a canvas. Artistic prints feature on delicate men’s mesh T-shirts and women’s sheer hand-painted silk organza dresses, contrasted with chunky paint-splattered sneakers and throw-on workwear jackets.
In shape and tailoring, the collection draws inspiration from the first HUGO collection, in 1993. Silhouettes are easy and loose with ankle-length, body-skimming slip dresses, oversize outerwear and relaxed trousers, while suit designs are seen through a new lens with stripped-back constructions and exaggerated proportions.
Elsewhere, the balance of tailoring is completely reworked. Suit jackets and shirts are designed to fall forward and drape off the body, turning traditional cuts and fits on their head. A number of pieces are created to be unisex – take a soft-cut pajama suit, an oversize tailored jacket or belted overalls.
For Spring/Summer 2018, HUGO plays with accessories. Men’s bags are blown up to giant size and sneakers feature thick, chunky soles. Conversely, women’s bags are scaled down to miniature proportions, while ultra-long earrings, or a string of pearls worn along the length of a finger, add a playful touch.
The collection’s colors are taken directly from the painter’s studio: neutral tones of white, beige and khaki are splashed with a palette of brights, including blues, yellow and signature HUGO red.
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We put the frenzy in Firenze. To mark Jeremy Scott’s first contact with Pitti – the crucial crucible of must-wear menswear – Moschino presents a high-speed collision of past and future. Point of impact? Now.
Think Valentino Rossi meets Fred Astaire. Imagine Staying Alive spliced with 2001: A Space Odyssey. There’s a sniff of Jimi Hendrix, a dash of Prince, a soupçon of Louis XVI – and a whole lot of Scott.
Points of commonality? A dedication to display – seriously playful peacocking – that’s only heightened by the elegance of Scott’s refusal to acknowledge the pigeonhole-categories of codified menswear. Smart vs informal? Just not normal.
So, display. Think of the stylised sponsors’ badges of honour that are worn, skin-tight, by the petrol-head warriors of Moto GP. Crash that image into the tailcoated insouciance of old-school eveningwear.
Then take it back, pre-industrial, to unabashedly decadent ruffle and kerfuffle of 18th century masculine power dressing. Factor in brocade, candy-stripe, and cartoonery. Then lay it over right-this-minute streetwear silhouettes.
In 2016 there is nothing to stop you wearing whatever the hell you want – except its availability. This is not about more pocket squares, more deconstructed jackets, more athleisure, more meh. It’s Moschino, baby.
Tue, June 30 2015 » Fashion Blog
Fri, January 23 2015 » Fashion Blog
Andrea Incontri © Copyright 2015
A like Asia, because the Andrea Incontri collection focuses its gaze on this centuries-old crossroads of diverse peoples and cultures. Places, arts and styles rooted in an ancient past yet constantly evolving, with their eye on the future.
A like accessories. The main framework of the collection. Bags and footwear form this season’s nucleus around which the ready-to-wear clothes take shape and come to life.
A like archetypes, because accessories point the way to a return to the origins: here classic models are reinterpreted with an even more contemporary twist.
Bags are multiple, just as their uses are multiple. From shoulder bags to flat, geometric envelopes and backpacks to clutches, these accessories are the essential solution to the requirements of everyday life: versatility, lightness, practicality.
Strictly black natural or grained buffalo skin forms the outer shell of a “surprise” container whose unlined, ultra-light interior conceals little pockets and tiny, extractable bags.
Like the bags, footwear embodies the essence of this collection. Here a meticulous attention to detail, a juxtaposition of different materials, a mixture of styles and variety of shapes – sneakers, derbies, low and regular boots – are parts of a broader, global vision with the accent on quality workmanship and fine Italian manufacturing.
Materials and manufacturing are exclusively Italian, from waxing and brushing horse skin to hand-sewing leather bottom stocks and applying studs to the original pointed loafers that pay homage to the traditional Norwegian shoe.
International, Informal, Infinitelypractical. These adjectives describe the ready-to-wear and the new style permeating the clothes for autumn/winter 2016.
Starting with outerwear. Basic, simple, timeless, easy to wear. And although classic/universal styles inspired the models, the result is ultra contemporary and innovative.
The bomber is made of a double fabric of technical nylon and loden woollen cloth, with an ultra-light eco-down lining, the same used for the denim jackets. The parka can be made entirely of nylon or of total-black nappa. The fulled-wool jacket has leather details, as does the multicolour jacquard carpet jacket evocative of upholstery fabric.
Leather inlays are also seen on the field jacket with eight pockets: pockets everywhere, big ones, small ones and a side one for an iPod.
The shirt recurs throughout the collection: white cotton, printed or tie-and-dye, or a polo version made of technical textile with a knitted-fabric collar. For women, the shirt drops to ankle length, turning into a dress showered with tiny roses that are embroidered or jacquard or printed on a technical base. Roses also appear on the women’s parka and on the light tulle tops.
Materials: traditional textures like knitted cotton, wool worked in various ways, denim and leather are mixed and matched with nylon and technical fibres.
Colours: black dominates a palette that includes cool shades of blue and grey and the warmer, earthy tones of military green, aubergine and russet, plus rather more delicate notes of beige and sand.
Music is an integral part of the show, a veritable show-in-a-show. I’m Not a Blonde, the Milanese duo of multi-instrumentalists and composers Chiara “Oakland” Castello and Camilla Matley, play electro-pop music with varied influences.
Their live performance starts with a destructuring of tracks, featuring a hypnotic repetition of the phrase AI LOVE YOU, to proceed, in the second part, with improvisation and the original versions of Todis and Peter Parker (https://imnotablonde.bandcamp.com/releases).
Thu, January 22 2015 » 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
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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
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
Andrea Pompilio © Copyright 2013
At its third season, the Onitsuka Tiger X Andrea Pompilio represents the perfect union between the sportswear heritage of the Japanese brand and the Italian creativity of Andrea Pompilio.
For the SS2014 the designer took inspiration from the musicians, artists and break-dancers that enliven the streets of the most underground neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The prints, Andrea Pompilio’s signature feature, blend together with Onitsuka Tiger’s Collection in a kaleidoscope of computerized, sprayed and tattooed graphics that recall the artworks of urban writers.
The tiger, icon of the Japanese brand, keeps being reinterpreted as if it was free to express all its strength, and applied to outerwear, sweatshirts, trousers, shorts and t-shirts.
For the first time, a capsule collection for women is added to the traditional men’s line, maintaining its strong street style personality.
The colors recall the freshness of California, with clear references to Downtown L.A.’s graffitis.
The accessories line of backpacks, caps and visors has a touch of the original Los Angeles ’80s Hip Hop style revisited with a contemporary vision.
Fri, July 12 2013 » Fashion Blog