Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Brioni

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Brioni

East meets West

Text: Andrea Sim

Brioni draws on historical Venetian references and modern Japanese culture for a seasonal marriage of painterly tailoring and contemporary utilitarian fabric

Venetian glass painting inspired the gold and tonal brushstrokes that adorn both the formal suiting and relaxed pieces. The metallic accents lend a delicate edge to the robust grey tones, and the bold, deep strokes reinforce the authoritative shades of dark. 

We are coveting the field jackets and translucent windbreakers. Constructed in perforated, breathable fabric, Brioni takes airiness to a whole new level with the former. The geometric colour-blocked windbreakers on the other hand, echo Bauhaus principles, and disrupt the mundanity associated with wet weather attire. 

The formal, monochrome ensembles proved to be the strength of the collection... as the models clad in single/dual-toned suiting evoked an air of dominance and influence that eluded those decked in fluid and casual — albeit beautiful — pieces. 

The collection left the Brioni man needing no more. It covered all bases extensively with variations of daytime casual, and both business and evening formal. 

We're fans of the belted suits and coats... as they blur the line between masculinity and femininity. Only executed for looks in traditionally masculine tones, the hues serve to anchor the belts that create a soft accentuation on the waist.  

To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.

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