Every season, I anxiously await to see what Miuccia Prada has envisioned for menswear. Much like a Magic Eye, her designs may take a while to see but with time and determination you're rewarded with a bigger picture. For Spring, Prada salutes the everyday working man. Utilitarian fabrics give life to new, simple silhouettes and are refreshed with a smart use of color and fashion forward accessories - a house staple. In a world bound by skinny pants, Miuccia embellishes on the idea to reveal a unique vision that is practical and reminiscent of uniforms. Notice the proportions and the shape the shorts create. Also, I find the layers and textures are interesting.
I am always in love the Bottega Venetta's colors. Herr Tomas Maier uses a romantic pallet of deep jewel tones and nudes to create a light and wearable collection. This is clothing that focuses on movement and utility, all for the seemingly "Transcontinental" man. And as always, the accessories are divine. The rolled up shorts are still masculine, and perfect for spring when paired with the outerwear.
Um, yeah, about that... WTF? Is it me or is this collection a bit strange for Emporio Armani? I felt the brand become edgier over time through color and tailoring, but never with cuts like this. All I can really see is more influence from the dark designers... This is like Gareth, Raf, Rick, and Ricardo for people with muscles. Seriously now, notice the print, the cut, the lapel and the leggings!
RIP TOM NICON