Best shows from MMFW FW17 Day 2: Salvatore Ferragamo, Missoni, Prada and Moncler Gamme Bleu
Milan men's fashion week
It's day two my friends and I'm running around on adrenalin and copious amounts of coffee in lieu of sleep. Listen in as I provide audio reviews of the best shows from Milan men's fashion week fall/winter 2017. How about that Prada show! Love it or hate it?
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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO: WHY SHORTER IS BETTER
Designer: Guillaume Meilland
Synopsis: Let me just start off by saying, loved all those truncated zip-up blousons and totally obsessed with that short single-breasted white biker jacket worn by Australian male model, James Manley. Other things that caught my eye: Pins and brooches instead of pocket squares on blazers, retro chic rectangular aviators and asymmetric necklaces styled over knit sweaters, and layering of turtlenecks (the must-have base layer of the season) under shirts and light jackets. Clean, crisp and resolutely chic.
MISSONI: KNITS FOR THE CITY SLICKER
Designer: Angela Missoni
Synopsis: "For this winter collection I wanted it to be more urban," said Angela Missoni at the family-style dinner after the show. "I was envisaging men in those grey cemented cities and I really wanted them to pop up; to be unique in those colours." And what about those knitted caps? "I just felt that it was of the moment." Heck yes! Give me a Missoni cap any day of the week.
PRADA: CRAFTING WITH CORDUROY
Designer: Miuccia Prada
Synopsis: Trust Mrs Prada to go against the grain. While everyone else is showing sportswear, caps and long billowing parkas, Miuccia Prada proposed a return to the 1970s by way of brown corduroy suits, belted field jackets, brown leather berets, and bold fur belts. Favourite look? The shell necklace layered over a multi-coloured geometric knit pullover. Very cute.
MONCLER GAMME BLEU: MOUNTAIN MEN
Designer: Thom Browne
Synopsis: Another thematic runway, but this time, set in the mountains with fir trees and long silver birch trunks covered in a heavy dusting of fake synthetic snow falling from the rafters. Models walked around the winter wonderland with their feet tied up in mountain-climbing rope and carabiner buckles; shuffling gently through the frosted landscape in a procession of heavily layered suits, gilets, coats and parkas all decked out in variations of red, white and blue.
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