Friday, January 14, 2011

Fall 2011: Milanese Menswear

“Tone-on-tone Prince of Wales, weaves, macro-checks and houndstooth are the patterns from the British tradition that inspired us and which we revisited in a modern key." - Gianluigi Di Nino for Brioni

With impending fall collections landing on retail floors early this summer, Milanese designers share their current inspirations for the most lucrative season of the fashion calendar. From Brioni's traditional English tailoring to influences driven by nature at Missoni, autumn menswear is sure to begin with an insatiable appetite for all things style.

“An industrial setting. Cement, metal, textured surfaces and paints. The vast color palette doesn’t include black. These are the elements that inspired me for a collection that is fluid, dynamic, dedicated to a young man who lives in a contemporary reality and chooses easy, practical, strong clothes, always paying attention to details. Like the essential gray mélange trench in laser-cut wool.” — Giorgio Armani

Salvatore Ferragamo
“Chic is a blending of tradition and modernity, soft and rigorous, warm and cold — a mixture of characters, a prodigious balancing act that becomes an exclusive lifestyle. The new world of Salvatore Ferragamo.”Massimiliano Giornetti

Ermanno Scervino

"Climate change is not an illusion." - Vivienne Westwood

“Our man is attracted to nature, in line with Missoni’s DNA, but always remains contemporary at heart.” — Angela Missoni

Ermenegildo Zegna
“Silhouettes are defined by straight-shouldered, three-button suits and jackets, as well as streamlined high-cuff trousers, to be worn with snug raglan overcoats..." - Anna Zegna

Umit Benan
“The new Umit Benan collection for winter takes inspiration from the flawless elegance of investment bankers and young go-getters in the world of finance, a late-Eighties image of infallible and unscrupulous New York City professionals as portrayed in the films ‘Wall Street’ and ‘American Psycho.’” — Umit Benan

All photos courtesy of WWD

1 comment:

  1. Ermmmmm..............based on these sketches,no thank you.

    I may change my mind when I see pictures of them!