MANILA, Philippines – Under the Milan sun, fashion people flocked to see the latest in menswear season spring / summer 2023 as Milan Men’s Fashion Week marked the long-awaited return to the capital.
Despite the heat of 34 degrees, style enthusiasts came out in a crowd, in sportswear that reflected the relaxed and optimistic nature of many seasonal offerings.
With the return of physical shows, Milan Fashion Week’s calendar was filled with landmarks not to be missed, including the return of Italian luxury powers like Gucci with Harry Styles’ HA HA HA – “H” for Harry, a longtime friend of the house and Alessandro Michele. which represents “A” in the onomatopoeia of laughter.
Designers like JW Anderson made their debut in the Italian design mecca. Moschino had his first men’s fashion show in four years, as did Versace (more on that later). From subtle juxtapositions and gorgeous prints to relaxed silhouettes, here are some of the key collections that have left their mark this season.
Harmonic lines: Tod’s
Walter Chiapponi’s grounded and relaxed approach is palpable in Todd’s new offering for the SS22 / 23 in a number of ways. Avoiding the runway for a video shot in Tuscany, Chiapponi’s directing for Todd’s exhibitions in “Shapes of Italy” is an easier, more organic side; The pieces show a casual elegance, with rich and warm neutral colors in different textures that give them a sublime appeal.
Pieces such as unlined coats and matching sets of shirts and shorts with illustrations of knotted ropes exude a relaxed and casual vibe with sophistication without effort. Inspired by the relaxed nature of the village, you can feel the serenity in Tod’s collections, creating an easy, affordable type of luxury that fits nicely into aspirating day clothes.
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Tod’s is in Greenbelt 4, Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La and online at Trunc.ph.
For Versace’s first men’s fashion show in three years, he amplified his DNA of mythical luxury at Gianni Versace’s home in Via Gesù. Some models walked the runway with golden hair and fingers, while some – Parker van Noord, Timo Pan and Cheikh Dia – gave their 3D character printed on statues similar to Gianni’s statues of the god. The sons of Versace’s muses Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen and Angela Lindvall walked the show like their mothers.
Need more proof of the brand’s legendary influence? The soundtrack for the show was a combination of every song that mentioned “Versace”.
The models wore lavishly decorated vases in contrast to the more spacious cuts and bold aesthetics reminiscent of the eccentricity of the 70s and 80s styles. There is an unmistakably sexy quality in his boldness. Versace manages to support the boundary between classic and eccentric, resulting in lively, silky and steamy pieces that artificially create a recognizable identity for his powerful return to the show.
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Versace is in The Shoppes at Solaire.
Printer friendly: Prada
Completely on paper, Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada created one of the most anticipated fashion shows at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, combining a harmonious blend of tailored pieces and a relaxed appeal to Sonic Youth tunes. Simons ’androgenic, chic-minimalist aesthetic is evident in Prada’s new offering, which depicts timeless pieces of the bag mixed with fresh and youthful silhouettes.
Prada’s approach is to take timeless basic menswear products such as suits, coats, sweaters, shirts, denim and leather and break down the menswear model by contrasting them with new cuts and prints. This collection is also reminiscent of school nostalgia, with checkered blazers and leather shorts that complete the ensemble.
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Prada is at Greenbelt 4, Makati.