The Silk Touch–E Tautz designer Patrick Grant looks to the 1960s when Savile Row was being revamped for inspiration when approaching the spring/summer 2014 season. Fueling a more energized collection, Grant has fun experimenting with silks and brocades in bright bold colors. Offering relaxed shapes, baggy shorts are the counter to slim trousers while shirts expand and gain length for an eclectic attitude.
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.
WhyNot–From Garrett Neff and Adam Senn to Vinnie Woolston, WhyNot has stunning talent on hand for Milan Fashion Week but in a strong package that also includes favorites Ash Stymest and Bastian Thiery, the up and coming faces garner great interest. Gryphon O’Shea leads with fantastic attitude, boasting a grand roster that includes Satoshi Toda, Brayden Pritchard, Ralf Javoiss and more.
The Bags–Models Timothy Kelleher and Mischa Patel return for the fifth installment of Dior Homme Les Essentiels 3. Featuring timeless pieces, the boys are armed with Dior Homme’s oversize totes this time around. The calfskin lined shopper bags are the perfect daily go-to with edge to edge seaming and an easily accessible outside zippered pocket.
Disrupting the Flow–In a sea of collections where reckless youth prevailed, Chinese designer Xander Zhou brings his Beijing-based namesake to London Collections: Men and easily stands apart from the crowd. Presenting a polished vision for men, boasting silk, draping and a certain fragility, modern elegance reigned with fantastic silhouettes. From fitted and structured to loose and flowing, Zhou showcased a distinct knack for building pieces with an effortless energy. From stunning statement shoes, elevated with a thick sole to architectural scarves as quite the accessory to story building, the collection executed a distinct image. At times soft and romantic or hard and industrial, the range transitioned smoothly between looks showcasing suiting in textured textiles, complemented by a stringent application of sportswear, which saw coordinating pieces such as shorts and printed tops.