The Fashion Fix – Menswear AW19
Each time the Men’s collections transpire, it appears that creativity has been accelerated, and gender fluidly is unapologetically the norm, with extrovert aesthetics and sleek sartorial styles emerging as must-have looks for all men.
And this is precisely what these AW19 collections encompassed – infectious and artistic energy intermingled with a sense of timeless refinery – looks that remind us why it is we fall in love with gentlemen’s clothing, again and again. Here are my top three from those that have shown so far…
Imagine a moment where you enter a scene that’s so bazaar you believe you’re fantasising but in actual fact, it happens to be the reality, almost as though you’re in a cloud of realism and surrealism, simultaneously.
This spectacle was very much like Jeremy Scott’s AW19 collection for Moschino (image top right) on Tuesday evening, where models paraded baroque powder wigs, Roman centurion uniforms, bedazzled dresses and suits, as well as traditional-esque tailoring in the form of tweed suits, houndstooth overcoats and herringbone greatcoats.
If ever you had to present an example of the artisanal expertise and impeccable clothes-making that the Men’s Collection offered, you wouldn’t need to look any further than Fashion East, where designer duo Stefan Cooke and partner Jake Burt (image middle right) conveyed the most outstanding assembly of their young career.
Their technically inspiring proposals consisted of leather bounded red Lycra coat and top; diamond patterns of argyle knitwear; chainmail shawls swathed over sliced up woven check coats and strictly bondage-esque attires were meticulously constructed.
Establishing himself as fashion’s wonder kid: Samuel Ross (A-Cold-Wall image bottom right) has achieved unbelievable accolades including attaining a sold-out collaboration with Nike, being the recipient of the Emerging Menswear Talent Fashion Award and last year achieving an annual turnover of 8 million euros.
His AW19 menswear presentation imbued newfound confidence and maturity in comparison to previous seasons, offering a more elegant, elongated and sophisticated vision. Deconstructed pieces, avant-garde materials fabricated into wearable art and utilitarian pieces with nylon and knits fashioned a meticulously modern collection.
Check in next week! – xoxo, Katie.
By Katie Farley