Men’s trend report: All white
One of the main trends we spotted during the Spring/Summer 2013 Milan Men’s Fashion Week were the white suits. However what we like so much about watching these shows, is that besides this main trend, we loved seeing how all designers interpreted this trend differently.
To start with Salvatorre Ferragamo. They started the show with the white suits. However not completely white. They had some coloured details at sleaves and lapels. The more looks presented during the show, the more colourfull the looks became. Later we will share these colours with you but for now enjoy the full white looks of Ferregamo.
Another show were we saw the white suits was Botega Veneta. They went more for the safari look with double breasted jackets, cropped jackets and over-sized pants. The trousers at Botega were higher in the waist and wider on the legs.
Ermenegildo Zegna showed the white suits as well. They showed a double breasted version, combined with a print shirt. For the rest of the collection many prints and rich fabrics where used. A very luxurious and modern look. Funny part of this show was that one of Niels former colleagues from London was walking the show. After the show he shortly had the moment to catch up with him, before Joe had to go to the next show to prepare and strut the runway, and me to get to the place and sit and watch the models do their work.
Costume National went for off-white suits. The minimalistic, grunge, modern brand showed off-white suits with a safari twist. They styled the outfits with small scarfs around the neck which made the total look more casual.
Vivienne Westwood showed a white suit with a little grey/blue twist. One of my favorite looks from the collection was the print shorts with matching jacket.
Moncler gave their twist to the white suits as well. We mainly knew Moncler from the bomber jackets. However during the Moncler Gamme Bleu show they showed us a different side. Dutch model Bart opened the show in a complete white suit made from a shiny, sporty fabric. Up next were models in a short version of the white suit. The complete show was in a marine theme, including tap dancing sailor boys.
Another designer who used lots of head-to-toe white was Dutch designer Hyun Yeu. Hyun Yeu showed his SS2013 collection in a church, and just like the brides, he went for an all white show. His complete collection was white, and the main part consisted of white suits. Mostly shorts combined with waistcoats. Some had a light blue detail, a little tie-die kind of look, which we also saw at Ferragamo. Sporty, see-through material was another charateristic of the show.
Photocredits: Team Peter Stigter