Milan Men’s Collections SS15Fendi’s City Slicker Pop  
Nothing is ever what it seems at Fendi - creating ambiguity is something Silvia Venturini Fendi shares with Fendi’s eminence grise, Karl Lagerfeld. Proving there is such thing as a subtle clash, Silvia i mastered the art of separates without the color palette matching perfectly. By using neutrals and blacks as a canvas, Fendi’s tangy brights made a bolder statement. The apple green knit looks all the more sophisticated for the lilac-hued gray on the jacket. And it’s got a definite summer tang too, the ripened brights matching the open-toed tread of the rich leather sandals. The headphones make it clear this is a casual travelling chic for a chap dashing about the city.

Milan Men’s Collections SS15
Fendi’s City Slicker Pop 
 

Nothing is ever what it seems at Fendi - creating ambiguity is something Silvia Venturini Fendi shares with Fendi’s eminence grise, Karl Lagerfeld. Proving there is such thing as a subtle clash, Silvia i mastered the art of separates without the color palette matching perfectly. By using neutrals and blacks as a canvas, Fendi’s tangy brights made a bolder statement. The apple green knit looks all the more sophisticated for the lilac-hued gray on the jacket. And it’s got a definite summer tang too, the ripened brights matching the open-toed tread of the rich leather sandals. The headphones make it clear this is a casual travelling chic for a chap dashing about the city.

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 Dsquared² - The Pope of Pop 

The Dsquared² men’s Spring show was called Stud2io. It was the twins’ twist on Warhol’s Factory - the Catens Warhol subtext provided consistency with enough graphic high points to merit a show-of-the-day gong. Warhol was the Pope of Pop, and the twins grabbed his brightly colored ball and ran with it all the way to the pink Speedo. The artist’s candy-colored camo patterned a nylon shorts suit; his cat drawings provided the motif of a buy-it-now sweatshirt (fuzzy inside out). 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 
Dsquared² - The Pope of Pop 

The Dsquared² men’s Spring show was called Stud2io. It was the twins’ twist on Warhol’s Factory - the Catens Warhol subtext provided consistency with enough graphic high points to merit a show-of-the-day gong. Warhol was the Pope of Pop, and the twins grabbed his brightly colored ball and ran with it all the way to the pink Speedo. The artist’s candy-colored camo patterned a nylon shorts suit; his cat drawings provided the motif of a buy-it-now sweatshirt (fuzzy inside out). 

Paris Men’s Collections SS15Louis Vuitton’s Passage to India

Kim Jones was named for a Rudyard Kipling character, the Irish orphan alone in late-19th-century India. The avid jet setter, Kim Jones presented the Louis Vuitton man with an aviation-inspired twist for SS15. Visiting India for inspiration, rich hues of blue and leather brown were at the collection’s heart as seen in its core pieces: luxe bags, belts and structured coats in various lengths. Playing with the ‘L’ and ‘V’ in Louis Vuitton, graphic bold colors came into play as the standard polo shirt received a fun update. A bright burst of fuchsia brought another dimension to the collection with the roaring hue dressing outerwear and shirts with retro-inspired geometric prints. 

Paris Men’s Collections SS15
Louis Vuitton’s Passage to India

Kim Jones was named for a Rudyard Kipling character, the Irish orphan alone in late-19th-century India. The avid jet setter, Kim Jones presented the Louis Vuitton man with an aviation-inspired twist for SS15. Visiting India for inspiration, rich hues of blue and leather brown were at the collection’s heart as seen in its core pieces: luxe bags, belts and structured coats in various lengths. Playing with the ‘L’ and ‘V’ in Louis Vuitton, graphic bold colors came into play as the standard polo shirt received a fun update. A bright burst of fuchsia brought another dimension to the collection with the roaring hue dressing outerwear and shirts with retro-inspired geometric prints. 

Paris Men’s Collections SS15Saint Laurent’s “Psych Rock’s New Rising” 

The 70s inspired lineup continued Slimane’s obsession with rock and fashion. Standing out against relaxed silhouettes proposed by the majority of fashion brands this season, Slimane stayed true to his waif slim lines with cigarette pants offset by the volume of printed ponchos. Paired with ankle boots, skinny scarves and jewelry, fitted shirts and striped tees were worn with impeccably tailored blazers. The sharp fit of suits was extended to essentials such as the denim jacket, a casual alternative to form-fitting leather pants and embroidered jackets. 

Paris Men’s Collections SS15
Saint Laurent’s “Psych Rock’s New Rising” 

The 70s inspired lineup continued Slimane’s obsession with rock and fashion. Standing out against relaxed silhouettes proposed by the majority of fashion brands this season, Slimane stayed true to his waif slim lines with cigarette pants offset by the volume of printed ponchos. Paired with ankle boots, skinny scarves and jewelry, fitted shirts and striped tees were worn with impeccably tailored blazers. The sharp fit of suits was extended to essentials such as the denim jacket, a casual alternative to form-fitting leather pants and embroidered jackets. 

Paris Men’s Collections SS15Givenchy’s Military Undercurrent

Rebelling against the relaxed spring fashions, Riccardo Tisci returned to the sharp structure of his original Givenchy man for SS15. Crafted with a military undertone, the collection consisted of precise black and white looks, that were accessorized with skull caps and long slim boots. Sleeveless double-breasted jackets, single-breasted coats and cigarette pants provided a tailored alternative to the sportiness of bomber jackets, sheer layered shirts and tanks. For punch, printed splatters, contrasting bars and dark floral prints decorated the somber lineup. 

Paris Men’s Collections SS15
Givenchy’s Military Undercurrent

Rebelling against the relaxed spring fashions, Riccardo Tisci returned to the sharp structure of his original Givenchy man for SS15. Crafted with a military undertone, the collection consisted of precise black and white looks, that were accessorized with skull caps and long slim boots. Sleeveless double-breasted jackets, single-breasted coats and cigarette pants provided a tailored alternative to the sportiness of bomber jackets, sheer layered shirts and tanks. For punch, printed splatters, contrasting bars and dark floral prints decorated the somber lineup. 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 Antonio Marras Smart Summer Layering 
  The short suit is happening this season, and Antonio Marras makes it easy – the perfect pitch between smart and casual. That well-heeled and summery Dickie Greenleaf mood is not far away, and this is a clever layering that combines gently feminine tones and bookish charm with resort-ready appeal. The brick red and forest green help to sophisticate the traveller khaki, adding spice and a luscious natural element. The rolling placket looks comfy, casual and not-too-try-hard. 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 
Antonio Marras Smart Summer Layering 

 
The short suit is happening this season, and Antonio Marras makes it easy – the perfect pitch between smart and casual. That well-heeled and summery Dickie Greenleaf mood is not far away, and this is a clever layering that combines gently feminine tones and bookish charm with resort-ready appeal. The brick red and forest green help to sophisticate the traveller khaki, adding spice and a luscious natural element. The rolling placket looks comfy, casual and not-too-try-hard. 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 Neil Barrett’s Minimal Sport Distortion 
  The bright white layers belie a detail in this seeming simplicity. The sweater throws over the T-shirt, which throws over the shorts and the effect is a cascade of lengths that bring a depth to the sporty silhouette. Meanwhile, the seams zip open to allow his hands to slouch into the short’s pockets. In that construction there is a depth to the minimal simplicity, and that distortion of perceptions is echoed in the graphic where a sculptural image distorts a complex image for new world – taking an arts heritage and making it digital. Newness plus simplicity plus distortion equals what? A trade on tradition. 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 
Neil Barrett’s Minimal Sport Distortion 

 
The bright white layers belie a detail in this seeming simplicity. The sweater throws over the T-shirt, which throws over the shorts and the effect is a cascade of lengths that bring a depth to the sporty silhouette. Meanwhile, the seams zip open to allow his hands to slouch into the short’s pockets. In that construction there is a depth to the minimal simplicity, and that distortion of perceptions is echoed in the graphic where a sculptural image distorts a complex image for new world – taking an arts heritage and making it digital. Newness plus simplicity plus distortion equals what? A trade on tradition. 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 Yellow Sports Shine at Calvin Klein 
  For SS 2015, Calvin Klein retuned to his 90s underwear fame, while forging into a new kind of sportswear. Driven by a sporty aesthetic, there is a simplicity to this look that is complicated by the plastic sheen. That squeaky handle brings a citrus plasticity, and a hi-shine that draws the eye and adds tang to the visual taste buds. Beneath it, the undershirt is the perfect foil, a monochrome complement to the black pants and mountain boots.

Milan Men’s Collections SS15 
Yellow Sports Shine at Calvin Klein 

 
For SS 2015, Calvin Klein retuned to his 90s underwear fame, while forging into a new kind of sportswear. Driven by a sporty aesthetic, there is a simplicity to this look that is complicated by the plastic sheen. That squeaky handle brings a citrus plasticity, and a hi-shine that draws the eye and adds tang to the visual taste buds. Beneath it, the undershirt is the perfect foil, a monochrome complement to the black pants and mountain boots.

Milan Men’s Collections SS15Gucci’s Decadent Officers

The quintessential Gucci man is both a sartorial jet-setter and free rock-and-roll spirit. For SS15 they were brought together with a decadent nautical theme that was far from regulatory. To point, (see above) this outfit of many men’s sartorial dreams – luxe pajamas with a warm field coat thrown over the top, like an officer treading onto a morning battlefield for a sun-up constitutional. You can imagine the newspaper and tea in each hand, his bed-headed demeanor suggestive of laissez-faire grooming and a men’s-only context. There’s more to it though – it’s all seriously upscale, the loafers feeding in to a dorm room military air, the nautical niceties of navy adding yet more weight to the martial mood. 

Milan Men’s Collections SS15
Gucci’s Decadent Officers

The quintessential Gucci man is both a sartorial jet-setter and free rock-and-roll spirit. For SS15 they were brought together with a decadent nautical theme that was far from regulatory. To point, (see above) this outfit of many men’s sartorial dreams – luxe pajamas with a warm field coat thrown over the top, like an officer treading onto a morning battlefield for a sun-up constitutional. You can imagine the newspaper and tea in each hand, his bed-headed demeanor suggestive of laissez-faire grooming and a men’s-only context. There’s more to it though – it’s all seriously upscale, the loafers feeding in to a dorm room military air, the nautical niceties of navy adding yet more weight to the martial mood.