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You thought this blog was all about the ladies huh? Well, you thought wrong.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed editing the images for this feature, I decided to break it up into three parts as there was way too much info and images for just one post.
I am giddy with excitement for the Autumn/Winter 2012 – 13 menswear collections. The tailoring is sharp, the colours and fabrics are luxurious; eliciting power, masculinity, sex appeal and confidence in that understated elegant way. I imagine the men are drinking aged bourbon and cognac, and wearing aftershaves with notes of tobacco flower, vetiver, pepper and musk (don’t ask me why lol).
The double-breasted suit and coats remained a key feature this season and Prada’s collection certainly ruled during Milan fashion week. Miuccia Prada stitched the notion of power into strict silhouettes, high necks, hard lines, layered textures and prints. Stunning yet refined pocket detailing made a strong feature; long brooch pins, pens, pocket books and pocket squares, translating to a regal look. The use of actors was a nice touch too.
One of my personal favourites is back, The Dinner jacket! Vivienne Westwood took it home in classic black, along with Salvatore Ferragamo’s amethyst (or deep purple) number but John Galliano’s royal blue jacket with matching waist coat was just simply stunning, wow, I’d love that in a ladies version please!
Hot for this season are gorgeous forest tones ranging from moss green, berry red, earth brown, rust, with navy blue, royal blue, black, grey, charcoal and camel (timeless). Textures and fabrics are luscious too; wool, leather, suede, silk, embossed leather, shearling, fur, in coats, jackets and suits. Oh, I mustn’t forget printed silk and wool scarves! Coats and jackets this season range from aviator, military, classic single-breasted to double-breasted (long, mid-length and short), duffle and puffer style; Louis Vuitton even brought the space suit inspired jackets. There is so much to choose from, no excuses.
Remember this feature will spread over three parts, so for now feast your eyes on the jackets and coats in for this season, illustrating some of the trends I mentioned above.
One recurring theme from most of the shows was layering, layering on colours and prints in an understated way creating an interesting mix and is one I recommend.
Part 2 will focus on suits and part 3 will focus of shirts and knit wear. Subsequent posts will be dedicated to accessories and interpretation from the catwalk trends by the high street and more affordable brands. For those who may find some of the outfits slightly overwhelming, what I hope to do is show you ways of incorporating some of the key trends into everyday wear.
See you back here soon.
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