Currently in the shops there is not a big variety of men's suits models due to various reasons. We want to show that men also have options to dress well and that there are plenty of original men's suits models.
As always, the fabrics are selected in partnership with the most prestigious companies in the trade. Soft movement is achieved by weaving different yarns in both faux-uni colours and mixed shades.
Looking to a bright future, Paul Smith’s autumn/winter’ 18 collection escapes to a more peaceful and positive place with dreamlike colours and motifs, fantastical embroidery and a softening of traditional sartorial codes.
On a secluded beach near his beloved Marseille, French designer Simon Porte Jacquemus unveiled his highly anticipated debut menswear collection. Awash with blues, yellows, creams and orange, the Spring/Summer 2019 offering conjures up images of long summery days in the south of France – where Jacquemus spent his childhood.
The collection takes as its starting point the elegant modernism of the British male, with references as diverse as the tailors of Savile Row to the styles favoured by the pony kids of Ireland. The look is restrained, balanced, committed, authentic; utilitarian but seductive nonetheless: sober tailoring, tidy ties, shrug-on trench coats, cable knits and fuss-free lace-up boots or trainers.
From St Moritz and Aspen to Kitzbuhel and Courchevel, this season the Billionaire man and his band of jet-set brothers are to be found high up in the mountains. As the sun sets over snowy peaks, they gather in an exclusive men’s club for an evening of apres ski entertainment. Some fly in from a business meeting on their private helicopter and others come straight from a day on the slopes, but they all arrive dressed to stand out in the crowd.
Stockholm’s Filmhuset forms the backdrop for the Tiger of Sweden Fall/ Winter 2018 collection. Alongside the rolling fields of Gardet just next to it, the building stands out against the sky with its radical architecture. Some would call it brutalist, we would rather describe it as humanist. However it is what goes on inside this building that truly matters. It was built as a haven for the art of film-making, filled with cinemas, production companies, costume rooms, a library, set-designs, studios and more.
The Acne Studio show had all the ingredients of a minimalist approach to vibrant colours and design elements that gel together in strikingly cool ways. With a palette of soft muted hues to saturated tones that add warmth and depth to classic silhouettes.
With all the glitz and glamour at Paris Fashion Week Namacheko added a unique flavour that was reflected in the head turning ensembles of the Swedish/ Kurdish label. Launched by brother and sister duo- Dilan and Lezan Lurr, the brand has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 2017.
The Issey Miyake show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week-Day 3 may have been many things but nothing as apparent as the fusion of different styles, iconic feels and wrapped up in some of the best prints seen so far. Instead of just using words alone, below are some points and pictures of just how inspired and artfully eclectic this particular collection was.
What made the Wooyoungmi show unlike any of the others was the cool and interesting tie between retro elements combined with country inspired feels with a modern twist. The striking colour palette that had soothing hues drawn from nature such as buttercup yellow, dusky blue, earth tones, maroon and pale grey. The prints added further interest and authenticity to the looks that included stripes, plaid, checks and textures. Modern twists were reflected in the accessorizing, the bags, boots and hair.
Ever rebellious – Raf Simons waged a full-fledged war against the current cloud of street-wear styles hovering over the fashion world. In the time where some of the biggest names in luxury fashion are ditching luxury for street and sportswear, none more evident than Louis Vuitton's selection of Virgil Abloh as artistic director earlier this year, Raf vowed to focus on traditional menswear garments, even for new generation.
Another highly anticipated show at Paris Men's Fashion Week was the Dior Homme show that many had been looking forward to all week. Not only did the show live up to many high fashion expectations, the collection was a resounding success, then again; how could it not be, as it involved a prince, a talented artist and a double debut. Which in short means, that the House of Dior had in its wings a multitude of talented individuals working together to present a fresh take on the future of fashion from this global powerhouse.
The postponement of the Balmain Homme show according to schedule was well worth the wait. Olivier Rousteing delivered yet another collection based on rock influence, but rotating the looks around variants of glam from past eras, creating this blend of rock glamour through the decades but with a modern interpretation. So yes it was a relief to see no big hair, bold makeup and excessive piercings and tattoos.
The Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2019 was one of the best in terms of originality and style while still staying true to the brand’s design aesthetic, not forgetting the subtle inclusion of the unexpected, which is always a treat for the eyes. A very strikingly cool combination of razor sharp classic silhouettes vs a totally edgy biker-esque attitude made for interesting bedfellows to start with. The collection had a grunge glam kind of essence that moved between each ensemble with an energy that just had everyone’s attention.
Perhaps one of the highly anticipated shows by far at Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 was the Louis Vuitton show which showcased the work of Louis Vuitton debut designer Virgil Abloh. While the collection as expected was inspired, cohesive and very dissimilar to what Louis Vuitton customers are used to, it did wow the audience for the most part leaving a bitter sweet sentiment on many present. Given the shift of style aesthetic this scribe found an interesting cross-road between classic and artsy which added a new flavour to fashion from the brand.
The mere mention of Rick Owens and the first thing that comes to mind is breaking the rules. Hence the show that had everything from drama, deconstructed silhouettes, exaggerated elements, architectural shapes, all moved in unison with the aesthetics of the man himself. The styling and attitude of the models, the raw grunge feels and minimalist approach made this collection one of those that moved into a league of its own.
Glenn Martens of the Parisian brand Y Project showed range and diversity through a collection that was inspired, playful and uplifting. From tailored pieces to unique interpretations of blazer jackets and trench coats, the use of a striking palette having strong neutrals, bright hues of energizing yellow, warm orange and royal purple and blue. Speaking of blue, the eye-catching inclusion of denim in powder blue and indigo adds further energy and life to a collection that is young and carefree.
Designers Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund of Cmmn Swdn made opening night to Paris Men's Fashion Week every bit as memorable as the impact, energy and social awareness the collection had on the audience. Against a background of what looked like the landfills or somewhere in between, where many garments end up as waste and staying true to the hybrid element the brand is known for, the pieces shown couldn't have been any more hybrid than it was. An interesting mix of youthfulness and subculture, a mix of old-world aesthetics and contemporary, tipping the future of fashion vibes that were both edgy and elegantly sleek.
The collection commences with Franklin Eugene Fury, a stunning multi color blazer, and quickly segues to several light and breezy shirts in black and white before making a bold return to color with a nod to WAKANDA. The presentation smoothly shifts gears to several audacious teal and black installations. Next, we have a FRANKLIN EUGENE homecoming of sorts with an abundance of ultra clean black and white colorless silhouettes that magnificently channel the clean lines and affect that remain hallmarks of the brand.
The Brioni Fall/Winter 2018 wardrobe explores sartorial archetypes for the discerning man of the 21st century. It relies on the assumption that design in our mobile, highly challenging world should be about the search for relevant clothes. To this end, Brioni concentrated on the core pieces of a man’s needs, in an approach that is more evolutionary than season oriented. Revisions may appear subtle. Closer inspection will reveal the guiding principle: to rethink everyday icons in the interest of the uttermost quality and luxurious comfort.
Watching the London courtesy but maintaining a strong bond with the Italian traditions, this is the synthesis of the Spring Summer 2018 Tagliatore collection. Jackets and dust coats describe a research made of changes, a symbol of the contemporary and influences. Rock music and classical elegance are united in a harmonious concert which draws inspiration from thought and culture.
A collection where sartorial cuts are mixed with playfulness and a pinch of impertinence in bright colors and couplings of classic and hi-tech fabrics. The autumn winter 2018/2019 of Alessandro Gilles, a man's fashion brand from Campania born in 2006, sees the timeless style of classic tailoring, combined with passe-partout, more sporty, made of high quality fabrics exclusively made in Italy.
Cashmere. Argyle. The Twinset. Cardigans for British (and Hollywood) royalty. All made famous, made relevant and in some instances made for the first time, by this knitwear company, whose origins lie in the unassuming town of Hawick, Scotland, United Kingdom.
From the lively color palette, to the selected spring materials and elegant designs, the elements come together for a contemporary take on tailored clothing.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection by Ravazzolo is built on a tourbillion of sharp lines, the utmost expression of style details and ton-surton micro patterns. The suits are increasingly dynamic and the actual concept of outerwear is reinterpreted in terms of lightness, comfort and handmade details. Fits are slimmed down, reversible fabrics dominate jackets and suits.
Tailoring starts out clean, almost puritanical; austere. Precisely cut double-breasted jackets are worn over ivory leather bib-fronted shirts with slim fitted trousers finished with a broad, leather stripe. Long tailored coats with peak lapels and equally pared down trouser suits are cut in bonded black and scarlet leather. Outerwear is re-constructed: pieced and patched in camel and differing scales of Prince of Wales check in graphic shades of black, scarlet and ivory. An oversized cotton gabardine trench coat is reversed and inset with a wool silk jacquard patchwork of contrasting check. Cotton broderie anglaise shirts are paired simply with white poplin cropped trousers or layered with Fair Isle-inspired knits, one of which is pieced and patched together from socks, the once heel now forming the elbow.
Boglioli presented its spring-summer 2018 collection at Pitti Uomo. Approaching the season, the fashion label keeps in mind the key words lightness and wearability. These ideas manifest themselves into two capsule collections and a must-own jacket. Boglioli is proud of its new Riva jacket, which features patch pockets.
Luciano Barbera presents a new menswear Spring/Summer 2018 collection, inspired by the colors of the Italian coasts. Offering a feeling of relaxed elegance, the new presentation blends Mediterranean colors with soft, luxurious materials. For Spring/Summer 2018 they created a lifestyle around wearable color and harmony—each clothing item is timeless, elegant, and comfortable.
Knot Standard was designed to fill a void in the menswear industry and ended up creating a new genre of shopping called modern bespoke. Founded in 2010 by John Ballay and Matt Mueller, Knot Standard combines a unique high tech approach to traditional tailoring. With their emphasis on giving each customer exceptional service in all aspects of the custom process, they create a luxury menswear experience unlike any other.
They are the made-to-measure manufacturer for the new generation of men in suits. No matter if it’s for evening wear, for a business or a leisure suit, together with you, Monokel will create your tailor-made suit, shirt or chino-trousers. They would be happy to also advise you on your wedding suit. The custom-made suit is made of high-quality wool; the custom-made shirt is made of the finest cotton; the tie of Italian silk and the shawl of hand-combed Cashmere.
Sixties music and the modernist era helped to define the ethos of theirr brand: honesty, integrity and individuality with a non-conformist approach to what we wear and how we wear it. This can be evidenced in every cloth we use, every lining, every button and every stitch - clothing which has a soul and means more to the wearer than just the sum of its parts.
Style means knowledge, careful choice of materials and exclusive, sometimes unrepeatable techniques. Style means passion. It means the thrill of choosing a fabric and thinking that one day it will be worn by a man who knows how to combine elegance and spontaneity with innovation and perfection. A man and his life, his dreams, his emotions. A fabric that will become part of a unique story.
Kiton is a byword for timeless elegance, an iconic fashion house renowned for its style where excellently tailored clothing is combined with and enhances an innate good taste and sense of beauty.While remaining faithful to the high standards intrinsic to its natural inclination towards bespoke tailoring, the idea for Kiton's Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection stems from the intention to provide solutions that are increasingly geared to the needs and desires of its customers: the Kiton customer is the protagonist of a dynamic scenario, constantly travelling and rediscovering the timeless appeal of classic clothing. The new collection is the result of careful research that reinterprets the concept of timeless elegance, enriching it with new stylish details and applying it all products.
Comfort and texture make the perfect fit, characterized by extreme lightness and softness.
The Spring collection had a retro feel, with slightly oversize suits; worn with waistcoats and ruched shirts, they exuded a nostalgic elegance. Denim single-breasted jackets with 3-D appliques were tucked into roomy trousers, and allover floral prints had a feminine flair, in evidence on generous silk shirts or ensembles. Macrame patches were scattered on zippered bombers, fitted formal blazers, and safari jackets. As single pieces, they could add a poetic, gentle flair to the most streamlined masculine wardrobe—which is, of course, the antithesis of everything Antonio Marras stands for.
Tom Ford presented Spring/Summer 2018 collection during Milan Fashion Week. No shortage of slim-fitting formal wear items made its rounds — both in the power suit and sharp tuxedo persuasions. Peak lapeled blazers in a wide array of colors teamed up with wide neckties, while boldly-printed tux jackets catch the eye when styled alongside jet black bow ties.
Kim Jones showed his last collection for Louis Vuitton - Spring/Summer 2018. The show was staged in the stately setting of the Palais-Royal, but it might as well have been Bora Bora, judging by the hothouse atmosphere at the venue. The new Spring/Summer 2018 collection shows off bright shades of blue, orange, yellow, red and green alongside more muted colors like black, white, grey and tan.
Marni Spring/Summer 2018 collection is entitled "Lost and Found". For his second men’s show as creative director of Marni, Francesco Risso ushered guests through a darkened tunnel entrance that gave way to a bright industrial space where rows of color-blocked benches perched atop what were ostensibly clear, blow-up rafts.
There’s a whole new generation buying into Versace and this collection — with its bright silk shirts, gold coin and gargoyle patterns, pinstripes and swirls — was for them.
In his debut Summer collection, Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori illustrates the exploration of personal conscious and sub-conscious fantasies. Outdoor life unexpectedly meets the indoor throughout a fresh summery breeze which pervades the fluidity of fabrics and delicate silhouettes enlightened by a blaze of colors.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection takes inspiration from 1930s and 40s Hollywood—a golden age for elegant and opulent menswear. It tells the story of dashing film stars and daring directors seen in precisely tailored pieces that are emboldened by unique details and subtly exaggerated shapes. The plot involves formal, restrained structures featured in deep, dramatic hues and gutsy fabrics that embody intensity on and off set. Carefully constructed pieces also appear in gossamer shades of ivory, silver, warm grays and washed blues, producing a sense of the reflective attitude of the actor pondering his character and the director considering his day’s work. The narrative concludes by setting the stage for further exploration of style steeped in fantasy and balanced by authenticity.
The Berluti Spring/Summer 2018 Collection brings together ease, a cosmopolitan spirit and a raw sense of charm to match the unique landscape of Los Angeles. Berluti's Creative Director Haider Ackermann draws the inspiration for his arty colour palette from the work of American-German photographer Erwin Blumenfeld, notorious for his subtle hues, and sees them through a current lens.
This season, we have taken inspiration from the concept of “future-nature” for our Spring/Summer collection. The new range combines fabrics with technical properties with natural fibres and finishes to create a collection which balances the clean lines of futurism with the organic feel of the natural world. Water repellent, crease resistant and bi-stretch materials sit alongside summer tweeds, printed cottons and merino wool knitwear in an interesting and forward looking range. Elsewhere lightweight seersucker, melange fabrics and stretch jersey make an appearance for the summer as the demand for comfort continues to take centre stage for menswear in 2018.
Sixty years of history from a Neapolitan company and a family.The start of this itinerary takes shape in the 1950's of "The short century" where the economic boom and the refrain of "Volare" by Domenico Modugno begin to become the hymn of an unexpected energy in the imagining, trying and creating.
Leisure meets the handmade in Italy tradition, giving life to a refined but extremely contemporary style.
The collection is officially released in selected Dressmann stores and in Dressmann’s online store on 18 September.
Venezuelan designer Carlos Benguigui presented his latest inspired collection for men during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 26th season.
Like a majestic eagle, the SR menswear collection flies high in the excellence of absolute quality and in the purity of contemporary creativity.
Duarte is a young brand, founded in 2016 in Madrid, which offers, intelligent, authentic and contemporary pieces of clothing for the men’s wardrobe, developed with years of experience in Tailoring that their team possesses.
Cesare Attolini presented Spring/Summer 2018 collection. A collection full of colours and silhouettes and suits that took out breath.