Fall 2012 Menswear: Merging the Classic, Modern, and Quirky
In fashion, history is always a rich source of inspiration. This season, a lot of designers took a good look at the history of their fashion houses and from there, came up with a lot of classically cut suits with modern and quirky twists.
Donatella Versace in particular brought back the exuberance her brand is most known for and came up with fearless designs that you would either love or hate. Here are just some of them:
Now in contrast to the Versace show, the clothes in the Hermes Menswear collection had an air of understated elegance. Everything – from the fabric to the tailoring – looked lush and luxurious without the flashy embellishments characteristic of the Versace show.
What other ways can we spice up a classic suit? With the use of colors of course! For this season, I think ACNE has done the job so well!
If you still think that menswear is boring, then you better think again. Dries Van Noten’s collection, which he labeled as “psychedelic elegance,” was inspired by Frank Zappa and Oscar Wilde and it’s nothing short of a work of art!
And lastly, for those who are wondering about where shorts fit into the equation, here’s Raf Simon’s take on them:
So that’s the end of my soliloquy on men’s fashion. I hope you guys and girls learned something from it or at least appreciated it. 🙂 Remember, we do not have to imitate the trends and copy them per se. They only serve as inspirations from which our own imaginations can flight. 🙂
Have a fashionable day ahead to all of you! Happy Chinese New Year!
P.S. All photos were taken from NowFashion.com. Check out the site now for the entire collections of the looks found here.