A little military, a little Hugh Hefner and a little dandy, this season's McQueen collection was certainly not tailored for suave male seducers or dapper gentleman. Oversize silhouettes, colorblocked outerwear and head-to-toe prints made for an engaging show, but a hard sell in terms of wearability.
Sure, there were some major fails (ahem, contrasting animal print outerwear) but there was plenty to love in Christopher Bailey’s Burberry collection. Among the standouts were military-inspired outerwear and adorable heart print separates.
Leave it to Zegna to get it right with every look. Whether casual or dressy, this season’s collection of impeccably tailored suiting included classic suits alongside more fashion-forward pieces (think a dotted velvet suit) for a collection that will undoubtedly hold its appeal for many seasons to come.
It was all about the cinched waist this season at Dior. Will this translate into retail? Probably not, but luckily, most of the looks presented would work exceedingly well minus the belted detail. As for silhouettes, this season found most of the cuts slim for a variety of bodycon day and night looks.
Riccardo Tisci’s affinity for goth and religious-inspired wares were fully evident in his menswear collection for Givenchy this season. Tailored to the body, the strongest pieces were leather separates and slim-cut suits.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Always the showman, Jean Paul Gaultier had his models, peep show-style, strip down to their long johns on the runway. Drop crotch high waist pants may be a hard sell – as well as long johns for that matter – but skinny suits, fitted tops and military trenches held more wearable appeal.
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