Roman gladiators and British dandies stirred the imagination of designers at the recently-concluded Milan Menswear Fashion Week, which showcased the Spring/ Summer 2013 menswear collections of fashion labels such as Gucci, Versace and Prada. Here’s what’s hot on the fashion block: Sportswear Wrestling was a key influence at the Versace presentation.
Models were seen in skimpy trunks and briefs, underneath satin robes held in place with ornate wrestling belts. Colour blocking From head-to-toe green and cobalt suits at Gucci to yellow knits at Missoni and lime green pants at Burberry, there was an explosion of colour. Shine on Neutral linens, soft knits and classic plaid still had their place during the menswear shows, but a flashier style was noted.
At Roberto Cavalli, jackets paved with sparkling crystals stole the show, while models at Versace and Calvin Klein shows shimmered in satin creations. The latter showcased pleated pants with elegant satin waistbands, while highlights at John Varvatos included satin pants with tuxedo stripes.
Bedtime Last season’s pajama trend is here to stay, with Moschino sending male models down the runway in baggy trousers and suits made using striped pink and blue cotton pajama fabric.