The first light of dawn gently illuminates the city, still silent and tucked under a cover of morning mist. A man’s gaze unfolds, undisturbed, over an urban landscape: avenues come to life as the dark of night abdicates to colors, shapes and details. It is a moment of awakening – a pageant of chiaroscuro that replays in cities across the globe as they reveal their true appearances.
As a home of craftsmanship, in Milan classic tailoring brands like Canali, Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna, Prada, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana, Billionaire, Phillip Plein and MSGM presented their Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collections. We, spotted some trends that will make the men look really stylish during the next cold seasons. See what we define from the designers' models:
The view from a window seat is often little more than a blur as a train glides from one landscape to the next. Moments race by at breakneck speeds, reminding us that life is movement – a continuous journey from one station to the next – the Canali man is both spectator and participant. As each stop is made, the elements of the journey are laid out one by one and the passenger is treated to moments of closer observation and reflection. The destination that becomes clearer as it appears along the horizon. The Spring Summer 2018 collection is an homage to the man who is constantly on the move, whether for business or pleasure – or for business and pleasure – and to the continuous discovery that his journeys bring.
This season, Canali undertake a journey towards the origin of elegance, of everything that is made well and Made in Italy - a journey that begins at the end and ends at the beginning. The new collection reveals once more what lies behind the curtain of Canali craftsmanship - exquisite construction, exceptional quality and distinctive details.
The well known suit brand Canali can take to another place - the place of the made-to-measure suits, a moment that every man should experience, the world of personalised tailoring.
A new story begins, a page turns. Single threads meet and intertwine, weaving a narrative that grows, building upon itself. A protagonist materializes; a plot unfolds. Motifs appear and recur as markers on a path, leading to an end that is in itself another beginning.
Spring-Summer 2017 is a tale of introspection. Craftsmanship, exceptional materials and distinctive details emerge as the central themes, manifesting themselves in unstructured yet tailored silhouettes, luxurious leathers and soft-spoken but unique variations on that timeless matter of elegance.
For Fall/Winter 2016, Canali presents a collection that is an exercise in equilibrium, one in which contrasts take center stage. Luxurious and studied elements come together for a seemingly minimalist look as shapes, materials and colors are combined in unique and purposeful ways.
The Fall/Winter 2015 collection begins in 1950s Milan, creating an imaginary bridge between tradition and modernity along which craftsmanship and premium materials are interpreted in new forms and proportions. Silhouettes bring life to a well-defined and extremely contemporary elegance with particular attention to leisure: coats and jackets in pure cashmere are made with an exclusive “double” technique that results in an extraordinary lightness and luxury. Lines are prevalent throughout the collection, creating diverse motifs and prints: delicate chalk stripes, shaded varieties for a mélange effect or crisscrossed in checks of all different sizes.
“I still remember the sense of wonder I felt when experiencing that simple magic of a kaleidoscope – countless pieces that would shift, rotate and converge, creating infinite images and juxtapositions though constant in their beauty as a whole.” (Andrea Pompilio)
One of the hottest trends in men's wardrobe for the Spring-Summer season of 2015 are Stripes - vertical or horizontal, wide or pin, monochromatic or colorful, on knits or tailoring, from head to toe or on separates - the choice is yours and combinations are countless.
The modern necktie was born in 1926 and it was part of the formal menswear for a long time, but recently, much more open and relaxed business-casual dress code has become popular. Today, it is acceptable and even fashionable for gentlemen to wear their collars opened at the neck.
Green in a variety of shades - olive, bottle, khaki, pine, hunter green, forest green, moss green - is definitely one of the key colors in men's wardrobe for Fall-Winter 14/15.
Made-to-measure (MTM) and personalisation are the new luxury according to Elisabetta Canali, granddaughter of the founder of Italy's finest suit maker. But she definitely sees the rising trend for MTM in menswear as a way of asserting individuality and standing out from the crowd. Canali is keen to stress that its MTM service is different, something that is very much a collaborative process between the customer and the tailor.