If Paris is the capitol of couture, Milan is the city where Menswear shines. Italian designers are known for their impeccable suits and finely crafted leather goods, and Milan is where they congregate to show off their latest collections. It is undoubtedly the highlight of the entire Menswear season, so why not take a few lessons for dressing in 2017 from the boys? Trust me when I say the chicness translates.
- Shorts & Boots
With its all-black ensembles, The Les Hommes FW17 show spoke to the inner city-slicker in all of us. The models looked like spies hiding behind oversized aviators, so needless to say there was a rebellious attitude that ran throughout. Our favorite look (above) features knee-length shorts and ankle boots- an utterly unique combination that can go from winter to spring effortlessly.
2. Oversized Sweater & Wide-Leg Pants
For Francesco Risso’s debut at Marni, he experimented with a series of oddball shapes, colors, and textures. His quirky collection injected a childish whimsy into Milan Men’s Week. We want to steel Risso’s high-waisted, wide-legged trousers and slouchy knits as they are a no-fail formula for nerdy cool.
3. Military Influences & Smoking Slippers
Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial charged runway was a treasure trove of trendy pieces. From embroidered jeans to label-printed sweatshirts to puffer jackets, these sought after items, when done up with D&G’s signature zest for extravagance, felt fresh again. Our favorite pairing? Anything that featured military details like cords and shiny buttons worn with smoking slippers. It captures the luxe attitude of the season.
4. Leather Blazer & Leather Trousers
Forget about lace and leather; why not just double down on the latter? At Prada’s FW17 menswear presentation, models walked the runway in all leather iterations of the classic blazer and pant ensemble. In neutral, slightly Earthy hues of cowhide (or faux cowhide for our veganistas and fashion-forward frugals) this daring look is work-appropriate with just enough bite.
5. Zip-Up & Leopard Print Coat
At Fendi, references to 80’s and 90’s sportswear reigned supreme: lightweight anoraks, punchy colored sweatbands, and logo everything (even the backs of the model’s heads were painted with “Fendi”) gave the collection a playful, energized spirit. The opening look, consisting of a half-zip top layered underneath a leopard print fur coat, was the epitome of this. It looks as if the athletic Richie and the bookish Margot joined forces to create one super royal Tenenmbaum- no doubt he or she would be the chicest one.