Prints and ‘Athleisure’ Lead Milan Menswear Shows
Now that Milan fashion week is over, RealClearLife is taking a look at some of the trends emerging for spring/summer 2017 menswear. “Athleisure” continues to dominate the men’s fashion landscape, with Prada’s colorful collection leading the way. Neon piping, lightweight parkas, and rain pants combined to create a cheerfully informal and outdoorsy approach to menswear. This was followed up by Philipp Plein’s contribution, which blended all-American basketball attire with tailored leather shorts and sharp blazers. Moncler also channeled an outdoorsy theme with its boy scout–themed adventurous outwear.
Versace stunned audiences with a lightweight collection that focused on fluid layering with a dreamy result. The collection featured ultra-light long parkas of near transparent nylon, silk shirts reborn as zip-up blousons, and silk knitwear tied round the waist. Salvatore Ferragamo melded “the spirit and attitude of the artist” with that of “the restless adventurer,” resulting in a whimsical and imaginative show, while Dsquared2 cited “the quiet rebel” as one of the influencers for its artistic, androgynous glam rock collection.
Prints were out in force at Dolce & Gabbana’s festive show, with leopard print trousers stealing the limelight. Marni teamed matchy-matchy patterned jackets and accessories together, and Missoni approached the trend in a subtle way, showcasing multicolored patchwork knitwear inspired by Guatemala. —Relaxnews