Milan Fashion Week opened and closed under a scorching early summer sun, according to AP.
Monday marked the conclusion of Zegna’s four days of shows with an outdoor event held behind Milan’s City Hall among bales of raw linen, giving city workers a view from their windows. Zegna fashion provided iced coffee and linen baseball caps to the sweltering fashion crowd to keep them cool.
Designers in Milan focused on clothing that was fluid, allowing the body to move freely, as temperatures rose. With one notable exception, Bermuda shorts that showed off the thighs were offered on the runway as an alternative to pants for city wear. The streetwear brands’ long shorts are long gone.
A few features from the last day of Milan Style Seven day stretch of generally menswear reviews for the following spring and summer:
The goal of Giorgio Armani’s signature collection, ARMANI PRESENTS SIGNATURE ELEGANCE, was to demonstrate to the fashion public how the urban man ought to dress, even in the heat of summer.
Armani said after the runway show in his central Milan villa, “I didn’t do any Bermudas.” Bermudas are associated with vacationing at the beach.
Nevertheless, he acknowledged that a front-row influencer had dressed elegantly in Bermuda shorts at his morning show.
The 88-year-old designer stated that his designs begin with a blank piece of paper and a pencil. This work process was exemplified by the large, sharpened pencil that served as the show’s backdrop. On the back wall, his Giorgio signature was cast.
Most outfits were completed by soft, loose-fitting jackets, which Armani claimed were a nod to Asian elegance. The prints on silk trousers, jackets, and shirts reminded us of weaving, as did the prints on the fishermen’s sandals and espadrilles. Panama hats with straw brims, intended for vacations, were more frequently carried than worn. Black and navy replaced washed-out cream, tan, and sage in the color scheme, occasionally offset by pops of red.
Armani said that by using linen and keeping jackets and blazers mostly unbuttoned, he reduced the formality of the tailoring so that a double-breasted jacket “is no longer a double-breasted jacket.”
He stated, “It is a way of dressing that is simultaneously elegant and comfortable.” Because of this, the jackets.”
Four boardroom looks made up the collection’s final look: dark formal wear, white shirts, and ties. This is to remind everybody that this is the way a man dresses,” Armani said.
The collections of Indian designer Dhruv Kapoor focus not only on fashion but also on uplifting the emotions of the wearer and encouraging them to dream bigger. It is a lofty goal that fits Kapoor’s belief that clothing can harness the energy of the universe with a few tweaks.
To illustrate, Kapoor presented the spring-summer 2024 runway collection in a calming blue room.
Emotions are fired up by a red jacket. Backstage, Kapoor stated that crop circles serve as inspiration for the prints, “which I read recently just by looking at that pattern will imprint certain things in your head, which you are going to use when the time is right for you.”
The modular co-ed collection had a loose, wearable silhouette. As far as he might be concerned, a creased kilt is worn over pants, worn with a beaded star-burst studded coat. She wore a straight skirt with the same starburst and a sweatshirt with a sci-fi print. The covers of a science fiction book published in the 1970s served as inspiration for three bowling-style shirts. “We want you to feel good when you put it on,” he stated. They won’t even be aware of what has transpired. However, we have made a minor adjustment from behind.
MINIMALIST SEPARATES ARE ON OFFERED BY ZEGNA Alessandro Sartori’s collection for Zegna was a contemplative investigation of minimalist separates in natural tones that are simple to mix and match.
Sleeveless tops and tunics, jackets with zipped collars and three-quarter sleeves, jackets with notch lapels and sleeves worn rolled up to show silk lining, boxy jerseys, and jackets without lapels or collars were among the new Zegna “basics.” These tops were paired with Bermuda shorts or loose, crisply creased pants, sometimes styled with a wrapped foulard. Dark socks and footwear with rubber soles completed the look.
Sartori stated, “There are new shapes for a wardrobe of simple clothes, but inside they are very technical.”
Ivory gradually gave way to a fleeting mint in the color scheme; Zegna favorites ebony and khaki came next, followed by a faded rose and a bright flamingo.
The nearly 200 raw linen bales that were transported from Normandy fields and are intended to be transformed into Zegna’s Oasi Linen at the brand’s Italian factories demonstrate that linen is at the center of the collection. In press releases, Zegna stated that by next year, it would be able to trace the origin and production path of all of its linen.
“Militant beauty” is the design language used by American designer Lawrence Steele for the Italian company Aspesi.
Aspesi is known for its timeless aesthetic, which emphasizes building timeless wardrobes rather than displaying collections. By suggesting a way to dress, Steele is taking this process one step further in order to discover a shared humanity.
Steele stated that he is investigating “what can clothes to make us realize we are more the same,” as opposed to focusing on clothing that makes an individual and feeds the ego.
He is doing this by wearing nylon and taffeta to soften his military appearance. A Cuban flower print dress is layered with an earth-tone military vest. A jacket, white T-shirt, olive green pants, and bowling shirt all feature the same print.
The same idea is expressed in his own attire: The Aspesi blazer and his father’s military pants were a mix of formal and casual.
Steele stated, “My goal is to make the ordinary extraordinary.”