Men’s Milan Fashion Week AW18/19
Major industry heavyweights from fashions finest and fiercest have been unveiling their awe-inspiring collections during the Men’s Milan Fashion Week AW18/19, where the stylish schedule was alight with a dichotomy of trends that ranged from utilitarian outerwear’s and Native American get-ups to opulent tailoring and a bevvy of prints.
Channelling nylon in a big way, Miuccia Prada revealed the fabrication on an industrial scale amid her Men’s 2018 collection, which harked back to the label’s darling days during the 1990s. Seen unapologetically re-energised, a series of voluminous padded skiwear looks emerged, followed by jackets, shorts, vests, baggy trousers, skirts and long coats that were collectively rendered in the rustling synthetic material. An amalgam of previously identifiable Prada prints was exhibited on shirts and shorts, including lipsticks, flames and bananas motifs that came bold and vivid.
A western vibe showered the collection amid DSquared2’s latest menswear, with a festoon of fringing decorating all manner of cowboy riding trousers, with hats and leather boots accessorising the sartorial offering. The rule at Marni is “there are no rules”, which left for an open book of styling options for the label’s creative director, Risso, who fundamentally focussed on footwear amid hand-painted prints of monkeys, armchairs and musical instruments. These were seen delectably decorated onto oversized jackets and trousers.
Millennials were the muse of Dolce & Gabbana’s 2018 menswear collection that included several famous young influencers modelling a range of elective looks. Formally styled suiting, floral tailoring, furry and ornately embroidered military-style jackets and heart-shaped backpacks collectively contributed throughout. Versace’s ethos of take-it-or-leave-it transpired into the brand’s homage to homeware, with large cushion-esque squares adorning nonchalant silk shirting and curtain tie tassels dangling from soft, squishy bags. Textiles in the form of Persian rug-styles and gold braiding sofa trims added to the elaborate collection.
Words by Kate Farley