Timeless–Designer Ermanno Scervino takes aim at a collection of modern classics for the spring/summer 2014 season. Featuring clean sportswear staples such as the bomber, Ermanno keeps the silhouette simple but explores details such as quilting for a subtle update. Executing an asymmetrical cut for the double-breasted blazer and soft leather for blazers, essentials are consistently updated. Representative of the collection’s honesty as a whole, the final looks tackled distressed denim, creating smart jacket and shirt looks for the timeless man of style.
A Celebration of Summer–Looking to the season of summer for inspiration this time around, Calvin Klein Collection menswear creative director Italo Zucchelli envisions a celebration of cool blue hues. Taking his penchant for athletic silhouettes and focusing on a reinterpretation of classics, Zucchelli tackles pieces like the bomber. Created oversize and padded, the bomber is softened with satin pinstripes. Meanwhile bonded tech stretch continues an active theme, lending clothes, ranging from shirts to jackets a certain flexibility. A standout of the collection, photographic prints of day and night make the beauty of summer accessible around the clock and reinforces the season’s inspiration.
The House of Versace–Audacious and Versace go hand in hand with the Italian fashion house’s spring/summer 2014 collection. A mix of Versace classics tailored to the whim of the modern man who loves to experiment, color and fabric selection were the key elements for the latest show. For the suit, silk jacquard reigned while sportswear in neutrals paved the groundwork for an electrifying showing of color, touching upon orange, red, lime and more, treating garments as a painted tapestry.
Men of Plein–Philipp Plein rolls the dice and comes out with subtle urban inspirations for a cheeky spring/summer 2014 collection juxtaposed with retro references. Although Plein’s man looks great in a one-button suit, the new outing relied on a blend of casualwear and suiting separates. Featuring ripped and distressed denim, leather jackets, gym shorts and more, the overall wardrobe painted a tongue in cheek approach to dressing with fun style winning out.
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.
Rebel Gentlemen–Approaching the fall/winter 2013 season, designer Todd Snyder decided to start with the iconic biker jacket. Exploring ways to elevate the classic into the ultimate item of luxury, Snyder looked to sharp lines, pre-washed skins and functional details to give the jacket a new lease on life. Combined with great sartorial pieces like a double-breasted, three-quarter length horse hide bomber, the collection evokes the beloved rebel of the 1950′s for an outing that borrows from German and British image archives, evoking the biker in bold graphic knits, cashmere suits and striking trenches.