MILAN MEN'S FASHION WEEK FRONT ROW FW 18-19
Men’s Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2018-19.
In the era of see now buy now we are used to craving fashion through live streaming, social media stories, sneak previews, yet in the first one-and-a-half centuries of fashion magazines, there were only artists illustrations.
Front Row is our point of view of the most important catwalks, 4 iconic looks reported in the most poetic and nostalgic way, the illustration, drawn with love by our talented Claudia West.
Men’s Fashion Weeks FW18-19 have just ended, and we are pretty sure of one thing: Milan Men’s FW18-19 completely rocked! So here are our fav looks, from Milan with love.
'more then the iconic Double F, it was a triple F affair: Fendi Frequent Fliers.'
Set against the transient backdrop of an airport, Fendi’s menswear collection for Fall/Winter 2018 was set to weather any storm – thanks to reversibile items - but, this was a luxurious output without any fuss. The lineup included leather jackets and sophisticated raincoats, beside Fendi stamp-printed fur anoraks; the old-school glamour of the atmosphere invited vintage aesthetics and a serious homage to the Fendi monogram back into the Italian luxury fashion house.
The Fendi logo was also all-over printed on clean-cut jackets lining, creating a pleasing chromatic match; there were logo-centric designs seen over everything from kintwear to tees to luggage - nearly every model was carrying a bag of some sort - sending the internet abuzz.
Watch the show below.
‘we should all be Sunnei’
We love SUNNEI since the day one. Inspired by the everyday, by musicians, artists, and designers, but most of all, by their friends, SUNNEI latest infectious collection was about spontaneity, travel, work, and play. Their carefree collection was filled with basic bold looks, like tracksuits and culottes done in soft jumbo corduroy, roomy denim trousers, including one pair with a big pierced red heart on the leg that said <3 Internet and tops and trousers edged with swooshing fringes. Plus the already iconic fuzzy hats and heavy doses of colors: as if they’d bounced off the pages of a Dr. Seuss book, those items make us think of young 90’s and Jay Kay’s looks. There's a modern, and above all, fun, point of view.
Watch the show below:
‘a collection of clothes that I like to call classic, basic, essential, necessary’
A collection of imperfections, with narrow sweaters or creased clothes, like you, have just taken clothes from the luggage. It’s the wardrobe of a perfect traveler who has just landed or ready to leave on the next flight, or in a car at a constant speed. So, for the men's autumn-winter 2018 collection, N21 used the aesthetic codes that play with a completely relaxed elegance and a forward flight mood, a vision of menswear that casts off the standardized definitions of recent decades and with the same elements creates a totally new dictionary and ergo wardrobe. Again, the travel, but with a different approach. And sportswear (outerwear, extended scarves, houndstooth pants (with a side-stripe), and heavy-velvet pants) it’s the best companion.
Watch the fashion show backstage here:
'a déjeuner sur l'herbe'
Inspired by the NYC bohemian world of the early 80’s the Missoni’s FW18 collection was a déjeuner sur l'herbe popping with color and texture in a range of cozy richly textured materials. Old-fashioned but youthful, the collection was a kaleidoscope of clashing color across structured outerwear, extended scarves, houndstooth pants (with a side-stripe), knitted ties, sweater-vests, blazers, shirts, turtlenecks and heavy-velvet pants. A chaotic but chic overlap of textures and colors, and yeah! you can find the brand’ signature, their iconic zigzag motif. The nonchalance of the models, while sitting effortlessly charming on the armchairs, reminds us of an artist or poet who pays particular attention to his allure and appeal: before being trendy, this is a free man.