Every season there seems to be more and more shows, with more and more trends, touted by more and more designers. Even menswear is feeling the effects of the “commercialization” or rather popularization of fashion and because of this, the sector is being hit with more pieces, trends, and collections than ever before. But as dutiful writers we sift through all of this to bring you our favorites, and so the following are a few of my favorite shows from the Menswear Spring 2012 fashion weeks.
For the second season in a row Versace is live streaming their Women’s Fall 2011 show in Milan. Last season it was great, so I can’t wait to view the show tomorrow. I watched the Gucci and Alberta Ferretti shows online yesterday and the Burberry show a day or two ago. Watching the live streams are a great way to get into the action if you can’t be there.
The Versace show will be shown tomorrow Friday February 25 at 1pm EST / 7pm CEST. Go to Versace’s Facebook page to RSVP. When you RSVP, you will get a video message from Donatella Versace herself. Happy Viewing!
image via NYmag.com
I love Burberry. Always had a knack for it although its style was a bit too mature for my taste. The plaid cashmere scarves and khaki trenches have always been super cute to me but always a bit too grown for my age. However, things are certainly different as Burberry has made a MAJOR come up for their spring 2011 collection. Although the show wasn’t a favorite amongst critics, just about everyone important in the London fashion scene was in attendance. The trenches next season are fabulous.. Seriously, you’ll be a rock star with these studded and metallic jackets. There a little bit of that Burberry sophistication with an underground London edge to it and it’s definitely the hottest thing on the runway for fashion week so far.
-Ariel Twenty Two Couture
Josh Goot’s collection of prints served as an optical illusion to my eyes. I don’t know much about this designer, but there was something about his clothes that made me say wow. I would totally have to wear the dresses, jackets, or pants separately. They look good on the runway together but out in the open is another story.
I didn’t see any gorillas at Christopher Kane, but I did see crisp suits, gingham plaids, and exposed thighs and bras. All the dresses seemed to have two side splits. Some dresses had portions of gingham and solid fabric, while other dresses had layers of multi-colored gingham. The color schemes was faded pastels, browns, and blacks. Then towards the end of the show he introduced a floral embroidery pattern.
I watched the live stream of the Burberry fashion show, and I was AMAZED. Everyone on the live chat and twitter were just going nuts the whole entire show. The platform shoes were crazy gorgeous and crazy high. All of the dresses,pants, and tops had some form of draping or ruching. The classic trench coats were too perfect. Christopher Bailey created the perfect collection with the perfect pastel spring collection. I can already see this collection being photograph and styled for editorials already.
Photos from Vogue UK.