Milan Men's Fashion Week: Canali

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Another one of my favorite collections in Milan was Canali's. As I said in the previous post about the Salvatore Ferragamo runway show soft, dusty colors are one of the major trends for next year's Spring/Summer season. The color mixes are very smooth and subtle and the lines are very clean. The collection has a very elegant and effortless look beginning with the suits up to the more relaxed pieces, where the designer cast a playful twist on elegance (like the polka dot trousers with wide red hems). The only eccentricities in the first part of the show lie in the intricate patterns on the silk scarves, whereas the second part brings vivid colors to the eyes of the public with gorgeous embroidered suits. Among my favorite pieces are the light pink suits, the white breezy outfits and the incredible mixes of colors towards the end of the show when the models presented the clothes in groups of complementary color palettes. This colorful part of the show actually reminded me of the closing scene of the Gucci womenswear A/W 2011 collection which you can see here. The same color palette blending into the group, nevertheless without the mystery created through the dim lights in the womenswear show. 

Here are the runway photos:

Photos: GQ

Milan Men's Fashion Week: Salvatore Ferragamo

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Milan Men's Fashion Week has just finished and unfortunately I'm just starting with a few posts about it, as I have been away from my computer last week. One of the most interesting inspirations for a spring summer collection this year came from the French countryside and was put together by Salvatore Ferragamo. I really enjoyed his collection. The materials seem very soft and light perfect for summer and so do the cuts. We can see that the wide legged pant trend that we first saw on the winter runways continues for the next spring and summer seasons and I' thrilled! Although they can make the figure look a bit bulkier, pairing them with a tight jacket in a contrasting color or with a larger coat tied at the waist brings equilibrium and an interesting touch to the silhouette. 

The color palette was very appropriate to the French countryside theme. I love the sandy tones and the dusty colors. As you'll see throughout the next posts, these colors are quite recurring in several fashion shows. Also the straw hats bring a twist compared to the other shows. It's difficult to chose some clear favorite pieces, as they are all great so I'll just mention the double-breasted jackets, the dusty green coat tied at the waist, the incredibly comfortable shoes and the cozy sweaters.

Here are the runway photos:

I'll be posting really frequently about the Milan Men's Fashion Week because guess what starts tomorrow? Both the Paris Men's Fashion Week and the SALES season in Paris and that's where I'm headed!

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