Editor's Picks: Top 5 looks from Milan men's fashion week SS16

Editor's Picks: Top 5 looks from Milan men's fashion week SS16

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Text: Norman Tan

It's been a manic spring/summer 2016 season, smashing out reviews as we shuttle between back-to-back shows and presentations. Now that the dust has settled, here are our favourite five looks from Milan

1. Ermenegildo Zegna Couture
When it comes to the craft and artistry of menswear, few can compare to the brilliance of Stefano Pilati. Applying the womenwear principles of drape and flow to his latest creations, Pilati produced a line-up of covetable billowing coats and fluid blousons in ultra-light and summer-friendly fabrications. Case in point: This gorgeous cashmere coat in a blown-up Madras. Want. 

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS16

2. Salvatore Ferragamo
On a runway of overlapping carpets, creative director 
Massimiliano Giornetti delivered a decidedly '70s collection dominated by sandy hues of mustard and stone. However, it was his more sombre pieces, such as this svelte black double-breasted suit with stovepipe trousers, that caught our attention. Accented with ivory and navy panelling (a signature for the collection), it appeals to the fashion-forward consumer, but is still grounded in everday practicality.

Salvatore Ferragamo SS16

3. Prada
Ever the trendsetter, Mrs Prada sent out a collection unlike any other at Milan men's fashion week: Truncated shorts (and we mean, really short), layered socks, and knit pullovers emblazoned with playful iconography. There were rocket ships and racing cars, but our favourite was the white rabbit on a bright teal jumper. Worn over two different long-sleeve tops and half-tucked into the front of relaxed navy trousers, it was all about the styling — louche, badass and punk.  

Prada SS16

4. Canali
Hands down, one of the standout shows in Milan for it's cavalcade of handsome, elegant, and wearable ensembles. Creative consultant Andrea Pompilio hit the mark with this light olive field jacket (cinched at the waist for a streamlined silhouette) paired with a white Mandarin-collar shirt and complemented with slim-cut mustard trousers. Accessorised with a smart trunk briefcase, it was a strong announcement that the golden age of Italian menswear is not dead.

Canali SS16

5. Missoni
Inspired by a nomadic muse's journey through India, Angela Missoni offered a menswear collection marked by vibrant safron and turmeric in her maison's famous zig-zag weave. We loved this casual zip-up waistcoat worn over a long-sleeve scoop neck top, and effortlessly paired with cinnamon-coloured crushed cotton shorts. Practical, punchy, and yet so darn cool.  

Missoni SS16

To see all our coverage of Milan men's fashion week SS16, click here.