Best shows from MMFW SS17 Day 3: Salvatore Ferragamo, Vivienne Westwood, Missoni, Prada, Moncler Gamme Bleu and Damir Doma
Inside access, latest updates, and candid coverage. Welcome to our audio reviews of the best shows from Milan men's fashion week as told by Buro's EIC.
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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO: SOPHISTICATED EXPLORER
Designer: The Ferragamo design team (formerly Massimiliano Giornetti)
Synopsis: For a house currently without a creative director to steer the ship, it was an impressive collection of covetable creations; namely, belted field jackets (with matching trousers), abstract motif blousons, and patch-pocket canvas backpacks that left us wanting more.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD: FREEASSANGENOW.ORG
Designer: Vivienne Westwood
Synopsis: A wild and free androgynous offering — modeled by both men and women — marked by drapery and a melting pot of mixed fabrications, colours, strapping and accessories.
MISSONI: BIRD IN FLIGHT
Designer: Angela Missoni
Synopsis: Inspired by Guatemala and the sacred Quetzal bird, as a symbol of the country's rich Mayan heritage, the spring/summer 2017 menswear collection was a vivid showcase of the signature Missoni weave, but reinterpreted in acid colours and swirls. Think short-sleeve camp-collar shirts styled over striped tops, to-die-for field jackets, and woven pouches attached to leather belts — all topped off with woven straw hats native to South America.
Designer: Miuccia Prada
Synopsis: Atop a purpose-built metal lattice runway, Mrs Prada unveiled a kaleidoscopic mélange of colours, prints and technical fabrications in a highly stylised offering of luxe camping attire and accessories. Outerwear, shirting and suiting were all routinely crushed under backpack straps and belts for a futuristic, yet dystopian, take on the travelling man.
MONCLER GAMME BLEU: SCOUT'S HONOUR
Designer: Thom Browne
Synopsis: With a penchant for uniforms — and uniformity — Browne proffered a full collection of scout-inspired uniforms in plain khaki, green plaid, and dark navy; all covered with flap patch-pockets and accessorised with the iconic scout neckerchief.
DAMIR DOMA: DECONSTRUCTED LIGHTNESS
Designer: Damir Doma
Synopsis: Played out in full monochromatic hues of white, olive, ochre and black, the collection eschewed rigid silhouettes for patch-worked cotton shifts, loose kimono-style shirts, and field jackets belted high at the ribs.
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