As we wrap up our exposure of the best of the best in Milan, Fashion Director Nick Sullivan is off to Paris to proceed confirming on the interesting new outfits you'll be buying for next spring. Previously, while, the excellent thoughts in Milano have challenged the way men outfit, introducing new shades, cuts and concepts that are, at times, pretty confusing. In addition: truly admirable. Already, we've expected what we thinking we'd capture this year. Here are five things we in fact are seeing.
The possibilities keep increase on the rich, ocean blue that filled the Pitti Uomo event. In selections Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli, and even a nearly-black Jil Sander selection, the comeback of cerulean shades is making for strong, shiny knits and eye-grabbing designed items. Somewhere else, aqua and navy blue are besides competitive for Pantone supremacy.
Join the Tribe
In a year full of texture, one design that's taken hold contains cultural variations and tribal information — of no picky place, actually, but on all product that you can think of. Burberry used timber pellets as design on t-shirts and sweaters, although their jackets and pants separated itself with batik-like printing. These, too, could be seen at Mark McNairy's selection for Woolrich Woolen Mills. At Etro: design, embroidering and go-to-hell paisley pants communicate a (slightly) more official concept, but in the same line of thinking.
The Newer, Wider, Pant
As skinny pants have swelled into their own category, we expected that wider pants would leadership for Spring/Summer 2012. Certainly they have, as designers have integrated these large cuts with suits, as safari-ready distinguishes (Salvatore Ferragamo), and even as an modified monitor pants in Calvin Klein's fitness selection. There, the anklets had a level of elastic we haven't seen since middle school gym class.
The Older, Longer, Jacket
While the shorter blazers from prior periods persist to control supreme — they look particularly sharp with this year's loose pants — the lone jackets of years past is having smaller, resurgent time. Designers like John Varvatos, Dolce & Gabbana and Corneliani have raised this outline from its Miami Vice associations, using comfortable components and light-as-air development for a smooth, less-serious take on summer season coat.
...and we all Shine On
Like that stunning sea blue, we first identified outstanding designed from smooth silk at Pitti Uomo. Now, many brands have selected light-reflecting components to offer a little extra (i.e. glitz) to their night looks. One of the most powerful illustrations is Gucci's sparkling black fit above. In the meantime: At Prada, Canali, and other homes, designers used smooth silk and synthetics to adjoin soaked styles and generate selections with a boho-louche mood that's just right for the informal year. Rhinestones, too, if you've got balls.