Searching for a Hero–Kean Etro looks to masked outlaw Zorro as muse for the spring/summer 2014 season. Embracing Spanish colonial imagery, Etro’s prints are taken west for a thrilling outing. Used as trim, prints outline details on jackets, shirts and more, putting the focus on the collection’s duotone pants. Showcased against Zorro black, bright colors erupt two-button suits, dress shirts and scarves. Bringing a certain romanticism to the season, the allure of Etro’s motif is translated in everything from the collection’s decorated leather outerwear to pointed boots fit for a hero.
Rock On–With the American designer looking up to bands like The Rolling Stones with singers such as Mick Jagger, it’s easy to see John Varvatos’ inspiration for the spring/summer 2014 season. Painting a stark pictures with navy, black and gray, the suit juxtaposed with sportswear is the starting point for the collection. Here, jackets are lengthened, ties clipped into place, prints applied to cardigans and scarves used to accessorize for Varvatos’ free spirit. Incorporating leather and suede for a rich but cool option, outerwear is fitted while trousers are cut slim and pleated. After a splash of red and white for a color uplift, the sergeant jacket is enlisted for a nostalgic rock moment and strong season finish.
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.
Multifaceted–After shooting Reflex Homme’s debut covers, photographer Machado Cicala Morassut reunites with models Andres Risso, Joaco Carreira, Abel Bahler (Civiles), Marcos Bulacio, Nicolas Lorenzon (Spirit) and Gustavo Basso (Monteverde), to capture them in a vast spread, focused on different and eclectic styles, assembled for the story by stylist Ari Mendes. Clad in a selection of mysterious black numbers, embellished with metallic details and gothic inspired jewels, or sporting warm cable knitted designs, studded numbers, new cuts and proportions, the boys display once more fashion’s eclectic attitude in a series of striking images.
Fashion Tribe–After posing for Machado Cicala Morassut’s lens in an individual cover shot for the debut issue of Reflex Homme magazine, Argentinian model Andres Risso (Civiles) reunites with the photographer to shoot the issue’s second cover. Joined by models Joaco Carreira, Abel Bahler (Civiles) Marcos Bulacio, Nicolas Lorenzon (Spirit) and Gustavo Basso (Monteverde), the boys are styled once more by Ari Mendes, who provides a wardrobe that plays with essential colors: white and warm neutrals. Eccentric headpieces, mysterious masks, metallic leather shoes and fetish-inspired details revisit classic pieces in menswear, like the fitted trousers or the timeless derby shoes, revamping them with an unusual twist.
Power Suiting–Former Fashionisto cover boy, model Andres Risso (Civiles) appears before the lens of Machado Cicala Morassut to shoot the cover of the debut issue of Reflex Homme magazine. Clad in a classic black suit, reworked for the occasion in a more playful way, thanks to a charcoal fur cape and an unusual black tie with a openwork effect, the Argentinian model is styled by Ari Mendes, who’s got quite an easy task, making Andres looking charming and impeccable.