These past few seasons, both editors and buyers have been complaining about the repetitive feel and uninspiring nature of many of the Men’s Paris and Milan Fashion Week runways. Things are already looking up, however, for the Spring/Ssummer 2010 season.
While a non-negligible number of designers have dropped out of the line-up this year (including Veronique Branquinho, who was recently forced to close her namesake line due to the economic downturn), they are surprisingy outnumbered by the new talents that will be showing for the first time during Men’s Fashion Week.
Men’s Fashion Week runs from June 25th through June 29th. Among the new designers who will be showcasing their work this upcoming season are Alexis Mabille, who will be showing men’s wear for the first time separately from his women’s couture. New York-based designer Tim Hamilton, Vienna’s House of the Island, and France’s Bill Tornade will also all be staging men’s wear runway shows.
However, the most exciting news is that after a number of years of being noticeably absent, Issey Miyake will return and showcase his collection via a presentation. Other big names showing this upcoming season are Givenchy, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro, John Galliano, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith, Lanvin, and Dries Van Noten.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.