17.01.10

Milan Men's Fashion Week






The meanswear Fashion week in Milan startet yesterday and the two most important labels showing so far are Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry Prorsum.

According to Tim Blanks from Style.com Dolce & Gabbana's collection was one of the strongest in the 20 years of the label's existance. I don't think so... The inspiration for the farmers-vs.-aristocrats style that Domenico and Stefano originally borrowed from Luchino Visconti’s Sicilian epic The Leopard came across way to obvious and uninterpreted in my opinion. Colors were not there - just an endless mixture of brown, grey and black. And the battered looking used materials we have seen a hundred times (at Dolce & Gabbana alone)... The suits were the same as always with Dolce & Gabbana and the farmer styles reminded me of a grown-up Oliver Twist. All in all it was dull and uncreative. A hundred percent manly - like the models - but just like the collection the presented most of them looked pretty boring too!






Christopher Bailey from Burberry Prorsum just like Stefano and Domenico went back to the roots of the house he's working for. To find those roots he had to go back a lot further than 20 years... Thomas Burberry dressed explorers, pioneers and warriors - the trench coat was originally made for soldiers who wore it on the front line in the first World War).
Christopher on the contrary to Dolce & Gabbana managed to give his reinterpretation an interesting twist - and no, fortunately not the Oliver-kind! His take on the military style is a very fresh one - he take's military clothes for man to a very chic level. The color palette is of course lots of khaki, beige, white and black, but there is also bright blue and yellow as well as a steely blue to lighten it all up. And the boots all the models wore, are pure perfection! As are all the different coat styles he showed us - and i think there was every style on the catwalk, when it comes to coats.


Saving lots of money when entering a Dolce & Gabbana-store, I'd definitely go broke shopping Christopher's Burberry vision... Because it's soooo Hugo Hase!!


(all pictures are burrowed from style.com)

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