Sunday, July 26, 2015

Review: Pigalle Spring 2016 Menswear

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Oh man this collection! Stephane Ashpool did an awesome job producing such an expressive urban collection. The color scheme was amazing as they were well-formed together; these colors should never separate from each other. What I enjoyed seeing was these dark pinks in various tones. When your average person sees these colors they will probably see them as feminine colors but the femininity in this collection is not evident. The lighter colors rebelliously softened the darker colors, but with the layering of cloth and the colors within, there is balance. The collection has lively 80s vibes; silky loud berets, reserved fedoras that adds fun confident ambiance but also helps modernizing the outfit.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trends: Possible Upcoming Trends in Spring 2016 for Menswear

Loose Fitting, Baggy, Wide Pants

Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood
Patrik Ervell
Julien David
Raf Simons
The amount of times I've seen baggy, over-sized pants or joggers was A LOT. There are various ways these loose-fitting pants were fitted: high waist, sagged below the waist, or  just at the waist. Many designers avoided the extra weight of fabric by cuffing the pants by the ankles, let the pants fall right above the ankles, or just let the pants sag all the way down to their toes.  What is happening to the form fitting jeans and pants we once knew and loved? Well I don't know myself, but I do love transformation.


Saint Laurent
Marc Jacobs
Burberry Prorsum
Raf Simons
Antonio Marras
Vivienne Westwood
John Galliano
Plaids for spring? Tons of it! The patterns is on places you wouldn't expect it. Some are used to make an outfit pop (For instance, Saint Laurent abused this idea putting colors that wouldn't normally go together but adding the plaid, you concentrated more on that then the clashing of colors.)

Bomber Jackets

Agi & Sam
Alexander Wang
James Long
Public School
Costume National
They went on a hiatus for bit but they are back! I'm happy they are, because of how it can empower a man's upper body. Majority of the bomber jackets I've seen on the runway for this season were also matched with some shorts-- which is a nice combo.

Longline Tops

Yohji Yamamoto
Vivienne Westwood
Marcelo Burlon County of Milan
Issey Miyake

Hides your upper body, slims it down too but in a cool chic way. Can easily be paired with a light trench coat or a button short jacket with the bottom of the shirt showing. The styles range from collared, crew neck, round neck, v neck, long sleeve, short sleeve etc. There's so many styles and so many ways to style them.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Perry Ellis Menswear S/S 2016 New York Collection

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Loved this collection. The only what bothered me just a tad bit was how heavy some pieces looked for Spring/Summer season but nevertheless the color scheme was mouthwatering. When the weather gets warmer doesn't mean the colors have to get brighter. Blues pairing yellows, blood oranges, deep beautiful browns. The color scheme was everything.  Now with sport accessories making fashion statements, running tights paired with silky shorts, is genius. Shorts paired with tights underneath are my weakness. See through sweaters and gold chain quietly noticeable underneath the see through garment, and black midi fingers complimenting the outfits. What also caught my attention was the sandals that barely held the toes together; is very extremely simple and thin but it's a nice softer touch to place on men's toes (doubt the sandals would even last long though). Your typical plaids and stripes walking down the runway but they are somehow placed unique on some of the garments. I also noticed the bomber jacket+shorts combo, gives me some inspo.  Good selection of male models too.