Silk Road to Rome–British designer and Brioni creative director Brendan Mullane looked to the Italian label’s home of Rome for the starting inspiration of his spring/summer 2014 collection. Moved by early mornings and dusty romantic visions of the Vatican, the range easily came together with a focus on clean cuts and the soft luxury of silk. Complementing an expected lineup of the brand’s impeccably tailored suiting, essentials such as the t-shirt and lightweight sweaters were brought into a rich realm with checks, plaids, wool and silk.
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.
Fashion Identity–Faithful to the habit of releasing its new look book after the debut of its latest collection during Milan Fashion Week, Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana delights our eyes with the images included in its fall/winter 2013 look book, shot in a relaxed and almost domestic atmosphere. Casting stellar names as usual, including some regular faces for the brand, like Enrique Palacios, Adam Senn, Sam Webb, Elbio Bonsaglio and Will Chalker, joined by Zhao Lei, Jae Yoo, Fei Wang, Philip Huang and other newcomers, Dolce & Gabbana provides a winter collection which is the quintessence of Italian tailoring tradition.
If the theme of the fall/winter 2013 runway show was “Devotion”, the collection displayed on the pages of the look book is in a certain way a sartorial rendition of this subject, as we can see by the great selection of impeccable suits, made of perfect proportions, great cuts and luxury details. The Italian brand’s winter offering isn’t only about glamorous eveningwear or business-oriented dressing; it also includes a series of luxurious casual styles, worn by the models with a cheerful attitude in the streets of Milan. From aviator inspired leather jackets, corduroy trousers, luxury knits and quilted leather numbers, Dolce & Gabbana offers a fashionable and updated version of casual style. Luxury accessories, like capacious bags and distressed leather shoes, add a stronger personality to the whole styling, while traditional Sicilian caps reinforce the brand’s Sicilian roots.
Wardrobe Fittings–After releasing the first image from its fall/winter 2013 advertising campaign, Italian luxury label Brioni delights our eyes with this video, that accompanies the black & white images shot in Switzerland by Collier Schorr. Photographer and videomaker Aaron Olzer reunites once more with the brand, directing a sophisticated black & white video where breathtaking landscapes alternate with Brenand Mullane’s first collection for the label, displayed by models Ollie Edwards (d’men), Jae Yoo (WhyNot) and Julien Nielsen (2Morrow Model Management).
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.
Made to Measure Elegance–Photographer and videomaker Aaron Olzer directs models Sam Webb (Select), Maximiliano Patane (Independent Men), Jae Yoo (WhyNot) and Eros Galbiati for the spring/summer 2013 video catalogue of Italian label Brioni. Sporting the brand’s latest collection, the models spend some stylish time surrounded by a bucolic Italian landscape. Wearing casual suggestions or donning Brioni’s signature sartorial silhouettes, the models pose for Olzer’s camera and for the lens of photographer Stefano Galuzzi, providing their charming appeal, emphasized by Brioni’s polished style. / Soundtrack: “Out There” written by Fabrizio Moroni and Carlotta De Ninni. Hair by Massimo Gamba. Makeup by Thais Bretas.