New Madison–Milan Fashion Week has ended and its off to Paris for a spring/summer 2014 serving of chic French styles. Ready to hit the catwalk is New Madison with a complete board of models in demand. Models to watch for the season include Alex Dunstan, Alexander Ferrario, Jester White and Simon Sabbah.
Survival of the Stylish–Dsquared2 twins Dan and Dean Caten were inspired by James Dean for their spring/summer 2014 collection. However, what they wanted was more than just a red jacket and pair of jeans. The Caten brothers imagined what Dean would wear if his plane crashed on a tropical island. Interjecting a sense of adventure into their line, distressed denim gave way to shirts and shorts adorned with tribal prints. At one point, an abstract leaf print provided a strong black and white moment. Rounding out the range with formal attire, silk and the color black dressed a classic lineup of tuxedos and coordinated separates.
Tailored Palette–Italian label Canali looks to classic tailored lines for the heart of their spring/summer 2014 collection. Progressing the season’s identity with colors and prints, artists Giorgio Morandi and Yves Klein serve as the inspiration. Here vibrant blues dress double-breasted jackets, long overcoats and fitted cardigans. Dabbling with the color red and stripes as well, Canali dreams up a story that takes their man from the air of formality to the casualness of leisure at the sea.
Calm Before the Storm–Daks’ gentleman was out in fine form hitting the catwalk for creative director Filippo Scuffi’s spring/summer 2014 show. A sophisticated showing of Daks’ modern classics, British style was cut with military references for interesting results. Creating tall, lean silhouettes with narrow sleeves, lengthened proportions and strong colors contributed to everything from knits to trenches stirring an easy desire.
Air of the World–Corneliani creative director Sergio Corneliani takes on a worldwide perspective for his latest outing for the Italian fashion brand. Informing a modern aesthetic with spring hues, light fabrics and semi-relaxed cuts, the collection comes together with a certain ease and freshness. Drawn to a varied color palette that ranges from serene blue to a pleasant lavender, a certain casualness is attractive with open-weave knits, linen trousers and sandals among an international adaptation of the suit, changing up lapels, proportions and more for an interesting style suggestion.
WhyNot–Coming in at nearly two hundred models strong, Milano agency WhyNot is ready for Milan Fashion Week for the spring/summer 2014 season. This season, WhyNot’s roster includes seasoned veterans Arthur Kulkov, Adam Senn, runway regulars Aiden Andrews, Bastian Thiery, Jacob Coupe, breakout stars Jarrod Scott, Duncan Pyke and countless others.