Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Jil Sander

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Jil Sander

Patents and patchwork

Text: Andrea Sim

Rodolfo Paglialunga reworks and tones down volume for his second menswear runway collection for the brand. Unlike his first, it's achieved with material instead of construction

The collection sates the denim enthusiast... with full looks in all cuts. The jacket, button-down (long and short sleeved) and trousers in dark wash make for a ready wardrobe in the choice fabric.

Patchwork breaks the solid canvas of dark hues... injecting dimension through colour and shine. The combination of brown and black may be frowned upon, but Paglialunga's innovative execution gives it a new lease of life.

The coats sent down the runway would do Patrick Bateman proud... with its stripped-down aesthetic and patent leather sheen. The designer's unconventional choice of material manifests in a suit as well (Look 36) that manages to keep a lean silhouette despite the thicker material that moulds less to the body. 

The jumpsuit seems to be in the limelight this menswear season... with the opener of the runway decked in a double-breasted full length one-piece. Unlike any we've seen so far, the construction of the emsemble evokes traditional suiting, but with a workwear twist. 

In theory, pairing a coat with shorts might seem perplexing to the pragmatic... especially with a button-down and tie in the mix. However, Look 6 reigns as our favourite as the combination works despite going against all sensibilities — attesting to Paglialunga's ability in challenging conventions yet again. 

Click on the slideshow below to view the full collection.

To see all our coverage of Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.