And the rest (The remaining looks I loved from Men's Fashion Week)


Phillip Lim 




Layering, belting, knitwear and a monochromatic palette - yes, yes, yes and yes!

Henrik Vibskov 


Patterned seems to be the way forward next winter and these pants are no exception! Bordering on pyjama but with the right amount of edge to be pulled off - Yum!

Louis Vuitton


This coat/scarf/cardigan/cape/slanket/picnic blanket/snood/robe/cloak/whatever is to. die. for. I just want to jump in and wrap it around myself.

Yves Saint Laurent



Sleeveless belted-collar jacket teamed with a seamless leather T-shirt? Yes please!



 A chunky opulent black and white sweatshirt with razor blade details?  Oh go on then.  



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Thom Browne Men's A/W 12



Ok, so we need to talk about Kevin Thom Browne's collection. The prints, the embellishments, the cuts, the fabrics - I loved it all. I want it all. Impeccably styled with prints that featured dogs, ducks, anchors and safety pins the collection also showcased studs on blazers and tailored trousers which offered a unique and austere view on preppy dressing (teamed with a gimp mask? Why not!)


Cropped shirts, knee high boots and rough, torn hems were paired with fitted dinner jackets, preppy scarves and bow ties - an unusual marriage of hot sex and high society. The overall theme that came to my mind was "Post-apocalyptic boarding school" - and I want in! 



I adored these details on the trousers, whether it be studs, spikes, anchors or all of the above, they all elegantly yet ominously adorned Browne's signature ankle-swinging-length trousers and teased the top of the leather boots.  It's interesting to me to see studs and spikes (which stereotypically make clothes heavy and rather shapeless) being used in a light, structured and almost delicate way.

Thoughts?

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Mens A/W Fashion Week (so far)

Mens Fashion Week has been... less than inspiring thus far. It seems most designers have decided to show suits and very little else. Groundbreaking. There have however, been a few highlights, not just in garments but also some interesting styling accents. 

Here are a few of my favourite looks from the runway so far - 

Etro 



Etro have always been masters with prints and patterns and I adored the monochromatic prints they showcased this season. Bold yet sophisticated and although formal, the collection had a drapey, slouchy and relaxed silhouette which was a refreshing take on winter outerwear. Oh, and we do love a hat.

Christian Lacroix


I wasn't blown away by this collection but this look definitely stood out. I love the kaleidoscopic, Aztec-inspired print. Bold patterns aren't usually synonymous with winter wear but this winter it seems will (thankfully) break that tradition.

Vivienne Westwood  



The first thing I need to mention about this collection is the styling, predominantly, the hair and make-up which I feel is a genius touch to a winter collection. Hair was dusted with fake snow and some was even seen in beards and moustaches. The make-up was uber-tanned with severe highlights to really accentuate the just-came-in-from-the-blizzard aesthetic. Models almost looked frozen, yet still cosy (how could you not be when head-to-toe in Westwood?)




Yet again, prints and patterns showed prominence in this collection, although Westwood has never been a stranger to bold prints, it seemed that this time they will inevitably become the winter trend of this year. Designers (as am I) are eager to shun and keen to embrace the all-black-and-grey winter wardrobe, I look forward to seeing more from the menswear designers in the coming months! 

Pictures from catwalking.com

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