Giorgio Armani -
Giorgio Armani hosts a collection fit for the thinking man â€“ the poet meets street style was the mood seen at todayâ€™s show. Bespectacled gentleman rocked the Milan runway with a slight edge in their stride. Mixing berets with luxurious velvet coats and loose trousers, a certain hardness was gained by structured leather jackets, yet retracted at times with baggy sweatpants tucked into military style boots. A muted pallet of grey, black, white, and tan brought sensibility, whilst shawl collars and sports coats gave a stereotypical arty-boy feel to the look, dog-tooth, pinstripes and herring bone prints mixed up with the occasional waistcoat and more structured trousers offered a more traditional slant on the look.
Over at DsquaredÂ² things took a more sinister turn when an armada of blood-splattered models strode out in a look that can only be described as an amalgamation of sportswear, gothic, rock, come Edward Scissorhands after attending a hockey game. Large shoulders, teamed with leather trousers, chains dripping in crucifix's, distressed denims, and large skull motif tops appeared with studded belts and lots of neckwear in the form or ties, bow-ties and scarfâ€™s; the defining characteristics that brought them all together, apart from the distinct impact of Twilight and True Blood on the design duo â€“ details, leather, denim in a simple pallet of black, white, and blue.
Z Zegna -
Those of you intending to take heed of Z Zegnaâ€™s look for Autumn/Winter 2010 will certainly be warm and cosy. Layered textures of leather, sheepskin and wool on coats gave luxurious depth to overcoats, whilst skinny fitted trousers teamed with roll-necks and smart wool coats gave a great look for fashion forward city slickers. Mahogany leather coats injected a sense of warmth and traditionalism, yet the choice of fabrics on such imposing garments makes this collection interestingâ€¦in a sensible way.
Edited by Shak - 19 Jan 2010 at 10:10pm
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