Milan Fashion Week: Autumn/Winter 2016/17
Check out what clothes and garments you'll be wearing when next winter rolls around.January 18, 2016
All fashion eyes have been on Milan this past week, as the catwalks showcased the Autumn/Winter 2016/17 men’s collections from the industry’s most prominent brands.
Here’s what you can expect to be wearing in 12 months’ time:
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection
The Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection makes a strong statement for Fall 2016. In the world of haberdashery, Purple Label explores some softer silhouettes while maintaining the brand’s exquisite tailoring.
Outerwear makes a strong statement with shearling coats, suede jackets with shearling lining and burnished leather pieces with stich details. A luxurious spin on a signature Purple Label look is the new cowhide trucker jacket.
To complement the rugged style of the outerwear there are cashmere and moleskin separates in a strong palette of winter white. The collection also further explores the intersection of fine, luxurious clothing and technical pieces.
Tod’s leather down jacket is the highlight of its new ready-to-wear A/W 16-17 collection. Following Tod’s classic tradition, the leather is treated with a brushing and wax treatment, giving it its vintage look.
Elsewhere, the iconic leo clamp accessory is presented in a range of new colours and leathers.
Championing an effortless creative vision of luxe fashion, Pal Zileri reinvents its house classics with a hint of glamour, seamlessly mismatching lean tailoring, high-end sportswear, sartorial details and bonded leather pieces to contemporary effect.
The graphic effects are defined by geometric quilting, mainly on the outerwear, or optical jacquard patterns with a 3D effect on traditional wools. Suits are revved up with shaded effects or Lurex knits.
The creative layering offsets a play of volumes – fitted jackets over a shimmering turtleneck and ath-leisure sartorial gym pants or bonded leather biker jackets over slouchy suits.
Paradox and contradiction is key: ‘perfect’ matches are avoided; clashes embraced. Sharply tailored single and double-breasted suits in finest British mohair and Italian wool are presented in herringbone, houndstooth and Prince of Wales checks, providing a monochrome framing within which to showcase cashmere knitwear, silk shirts and scarves in a kaleidoscopic explosion of color and printed patterns.
Classic men’s outerwear explores further juxtapositions. Heritage and modernity, geometric and the freeform, sharpness and softness all interact to create a new sartorial language.
Named “Sicilian Western”, Dolce&Gabbana's winter 2017 collection is inspired by the iconic spaghetti Western movies directed by Sergio Leone, that in the 1960s brought the Italian movie industry to the attention of the international crowds.
Versace has taken inspiration from astronomy and astrology for its F/W 2016 collection. Sleek tailoring and space-age metallic trenches are worn over white rollnecks, while Prince of Wales suits are embellished with eyelets and grommets.
An iconic Versace astrological print is reworked and revitalised, while a star map Medusa print has been newly developed and looks perfect on jeans. Colours and fabrics refer to the galaxies, whether its metallic leather zip-ups in Neptune blue, double-breasted coats the beige of moonstone, and tweeds like the Milky Way.
Cropped leather jackets are embroidered with patches like an astronaut's mementos, while lapel badges on coats and suits are like the emblem of a spaceship. Crystals decorate denim jackets and jeans like a constellation of stars.