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.
Street Finish–For the fall/winter 2013 season, Rochambeau interjects their signature dark color palette with brown as their moody aesthetic takes more of an urban turn. Contrasting structured outerwear with a hard edge against soft draping, whether it be a top or oversize hood, the New York-based label applies a practical spin to their on-trend garments. Finishing wide-cut outerwear with trousers that make the transition from lean to baggy, Rochambeau achieves a well-conceived new outing.
Next Generation Sportswear–Dirk Bikkembergs seeks out the elegant side of sports for his fall/winter 2013 collection. Bringing together leather, knitwear and fur with hi-tech construction techniques, graphic inlays and color blocking give life to a new vibrant range. Contrasting volume-injected pieces with garments that boast more tailored features, the playful range that includes velvet, nylon, calfskin and more experiments with a sporty sophistication.
Armani’s Touch–It was all about the touch for Giorgio Armani’s latest Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. Showcasing a rich variety of heavy-weight fabrics, including luxe cashmere, patterned knits, thick wools, lavish velvets, chunky furs, and even crocodile, Armani played heavy on the tactile nature of fashion. Incorporating modern sportswear with a nostalgic worldliness, Armani featured a collection that moved from the militaristic man with the utilitarian jacket to the poised gentleman with streamlined three-piece suits, luxurious fur and shearling-lined coats, and posh velvet evening staples. Blending masculine, elegant design with pure functionality, Armani featured a collection of warm fabrics and chic outerwear that will protect any man for the unforgiving brutalities of the frigid seasons.
Psychedelic Rock and Interplanetary Travel–Embracing their rock ‘n’ roll edge, Diesel Black Gold imagines their very own rock band for the fall/winter 2013 season. On a world tour–the Cosmic Tour, the iconic style of Jimi Hendrix influences the collection with a certain flamboyant quality married to a rock chic aesthetic that touches upon dandy and military references. Incorporating colors ranging from black to deep purple, the Cosmic Tour takes the bandmates on a tailored course lined with great suiting, rich prints and a sophisticated attitude.
Environmental Fashion–Frankie Morello goes architectural for their fall/winter 2013 outing. Juxtaposed with a rugged motif, the Italian label dresses sportswear with a graphic building print, while at the same time exploring various shapes in design. While trousers are slouchy with dropped crotch lines, precise seams reinvent pieces like the t-shirt, lending the essential an extraordinary flair. Following the incorporation of quilting into their pattern milking, metallic silver conjures up images of global warming while geometric fragments bring their man back down to earth.