Boys at Play–A boy by the name of Peter didn’t want to grow up and afforded the world of John Galliano, we don’t even have to consider that worry. Inspired by adolescence, creative director Bill Gaytten turned his focus on the style savvy young adult, approaching John Galliano’s spring/summer 2014 collection with great whimsy. Exploring various cuts, prints and patterns, a cheerful outing was effortless. Elongated shirting options exuded a certain casualness while trousers, constructed to be tapered or boxy were simply chic. Add to the mix playfully exaggerated t-shirts with cropped multi-layered outerwear and the season turned out to be a true delight.
The Finish Makes the Man–Maison Martin Margiela looks to texture and finish to revamp their lean silhouettes for the spring/summer 2014 season. Working with a color palette that brings to mind oil and dust, a masculine edge is achieved with room to accomplish a variety of pieces. In one instance, a gradient is used for a slender pair of coated jeans. At other times, an apron detail adds another dimension, engaging in longer proportions. Combined with the Parisian fashion house’s penchant for a great tailored suit, the outing is a solid success.
Rock & Sport–Rick Owens set the stage for his spring/summer 2014 collection by inviting Estonian metal band Winny Puhh to perform at his latest show. As Winny Puhh carried on in the background, Owens unveiled his own cool set. Featuring narrow long silhouettes, the season found a sporty element of simplicity with basics returned to black. Long tanks, slouchy shorts and oversize outerwear reinforced the athletic point of view. Rounded out by a collaboration with Adidas, Owens showcased special sneakers for the season.
MGM–Fresh talent answers the call of Paris Fashion Week with MGM’s men’s board. Led by stars like Fernando Cabral and Reece Sanders, MGM’s ranks include current Lanvin star Miles Langford, Calvin Klein Milan exclusive Matt McGlone and countless others.
Celebrating Sixty–The scenic landscapes of West Africa inspire the spring/summer 2014 collection of Missoni. Celebrating their sixtieth anniversary, the Italian label revisits their heritage and iconic knitwear for an outing that resonates with charm and style. For the special occasion, Angela Missoni collaborated with Hancock of Scotland to create a unique knit of rubber coated yarn for overcoats and short parkas that added to the element of adventure.
I-Cowboy–Costume National Homme designer Ennio Capasa looks to his interpretation of the urban cowboy for the label’s spring/summer 2014 show. Embracing “minimal chic and rock ‘n’ roll” to the sound of “Johnny Cash playing Depeche Mode, the collection has a visual impact while showcasing easy fashions in white, black, navy and more. For fabrics, wool, jersey and leather comes together with a play on textures and finishes, imposing an innovative spin on traditional uses. Mixing tailoring with a young edge, cuts are slim as Capasa employs fringes and metals tips at the neck, raw edge nappa inserts and raw edge crossings among other details for a contemporary take on the west.