It’s that time of the year again. All the stylish fashion people have all flown in to Milan to witness ahead of everybody else all the looks that will make head turns in summer 2013. It is never too early for anything in fashion. There’s no other choice but to keep up with the current trends or else we will be left behind with a pair of Givenchy Fall 2011 studded sandals still on our feet.
Speaking of which. Sandal is expected to still dominates the footwear department next year. That is if you are able to look past the fashion faux-pas factor of it. Why is that so? Well, the designers like Burberry and Prada are shoving the sinful combination of socks and sandals on our faces at Milan Menswear Fashion Week. We are not fibbing! Check out three of our hottest picks from straight from Milan.
A lot of people were surprised or shall we say dumbfounded by the concept of Miuccia’s presentation this time around. Not only the venue was stripped to minimum bare with just a runway and an empty backdrop, the clothes were also very plain and straightforward compared to collections of past seasons. This has a lot to do with the designer’s idea of how ”simplicity is repetitive and equal”. According to her “after years of references and accessorizing, she felt the need to be so equal”. The results could be seen in the pants with paneling of clashing colors as well as the oversized shirts with pop of colors on the collars. The shoes are chunky and of course the sock and sandals combo was predominantly obvious throughout the show.
Christopher Bailey sent everyone on an electric shock at Burberry Prorsum. A total opposite from Prada, Bailey has taken everything up several notches. No longer in the shade of beige and same ol’ signature checks, the trench coats received Ziggy Stardust treatment with the use of metallic fabrics. Even the regular suits were seen on the runway with metallic shirts peeking from underneath. Don’t forget the socks and sandals. Sore to the eyes but we’ll see if it will ever really take off next year.
Jil Sander is making a return to his eponymous label after Raf Simons leaving the helm as the creative director to work with Christian Dior. Throughout the collection, Sander gave us her signature boxy silhouette and pop of colors like mustard and green in the sea of black, grey and blue. The shorts are longer this time falling over the knee which a lot of people predicted it to be the trend for 2013.
It is still too early for summer 2013 but it’s always good to be well-prepared and know what to expect. Stay tune for Emm-a-man picks from Paris Menswear Fashion Week.