Posted on June 26 2015
by Serena Belcastro
The Milan Men’s Fashion Week has just wrapped up and we at ATPB have been going round the city to find out the best news for the next Summer 2016 for you. Here are the presentations that won us over for this season. What is your favorite one, Pretty Birds?
California’s Death Valley in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point is the inspiration behind the new men’s collection from Iceberg. A palette of warm colors – from Sienna to mustard, from rust to kaki – spaced out with patches of brighter color, stripes and iridescent effect fabric to simulate the final explosion of this cult movie from 1970. The revolutionary spirit of Italy in those years is also present in the tapered lines of the clothes and in the details. This collection is proof that 70s inspi-ration has taken over the male wardrobe as well as ours, and we’re over the moon about it!
The Seventies are the protagonists of Boglioli’s collection as well, this time, however, the key word is bossa nova. The inspiration for this collection’s effortless but tailored silhouettes, in fact, is the improvisation of Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil’s music, together with Brazil’s rationalist architec-ture. The soft and tone-on-tone palette, along with the graphical prints, complete the tropical picture painted by Boglioli for Summer 2016.
Tropical inspiration can be also seen in the prints and palettes of summer fashion according to La-rusmiani, who on the Via Montenapoleone terrace hosted a cocktail/presentation for a collection full of fresh fabrics and vitamin colors: cherry red to kiwi green, and the blue of berries.
Santoni’s presentation, accompanied by a dreamlike installation by Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda, illustrated a dialogue between tradition and innovation. Precious and soft materials give an elegant nonchalance to all the pieces of this collection: form classic monk straps to leather san-dals, from retro-feeling bicolor shoes to the enveloping sporty lines of sneakers.
Informal elegance and the bohemian dolce vita of Capri and Portofino in the 1970s is the inspiration behind Sergio Rossi’s new collection. Sleepers and embroidered boots, in delicate nuances of slate, tobacco and Sienna, are decidedly perfect to complete an unconventional and extremely glamorous summer look.
With the poetic installation inside Brera’s Braidense library, Trussardi presented an effortless ele-gance that revisits traditional tailoring in a contemporary key. The palette of delicate colors, next to white, black and blue, balance the use of unexpected, high-tech fabrics on soft, decontracté sil-houettes.
Simon Holloway for Hogan takes his inspiration from the creative environment of NYC in the 1980s, for a collection reminiscent of Basquiat, Haring and Warhol and of the musical references of their scene.
A mix of precious materials on tuxedos, voile shirts and tailored pajama pants which highlight the whole line of accessories: sneakers, sporty monk straps, fringe moccasins in patent leather and large sport bags.
Tailored urban elegance melts with the dynamic world of kite surf and nautical clubs at Z Zegna. Technical and precious fabrics are mixed intelligently to give life, along with typically nautical de-tails, to a fresh and contemporary collection.
The rising creative duo of Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo presented its third collection at the eleventh floor of the Blend Tower, in a space framed by glass walls with the city of Milan as the background for a hyper contemporary collection. A palette of blues, greys and light blues with a touch of red to complete with sophisticated print and dye techniques the use of utilitary-flavored fabrics like denim, cotton and Cordura.
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