I almost cried when i first saw this collection, sad i know, but when such a brand as Lanvin, with their PERFECT craftsmanship and amazing image, takes it even a step forward, it can never disappoint. Military severity and easy cool came together to create this stunning show that gave way to some of the most gorgeous men's pieces I have seen recently. Flowy trenches, and over-sized sweaters were an incredible highlight, especially when paired with the lovely army pants and accessories (headbands? yes, please). This is one of the first men's collections by Lanvin that i could say rivaled the women's. Bravo.
Raf Simons, head designer to both Jil Sander and his own namesake label, showed a beautiful menswear collection that took both beautifully crafted men's essentials and slight womens cuts.
Starting the show off with beautifully classic, yet not boring, suits soon progressed into gorgeous jacket and sweaters made from the most pristine fabrics. Suits and trenches were made modern with cinched waists and tighter fit, while long sweaters were paired with gorgeous 'skirts' and skinny black pants. Overall, the collection was an exciting blend of classic and modern that won't be leaving men puzzled in front of the Raf Simons rack at Barney's, but wearing their clothes with a new confidence and ease. Or in this case, strictness.
Ann always has that fabulous gothic quality in her menswear collection that is neither cliche nor too vampire inspired (but vampire in a good way). Her mix is a perfect blend of layered chic; complimented with tons of textured black, leather collared jackets and over-sized white shirts. Flippy long-haired models glided out with chained belts dangling with their leather biker boots and ostrich gloves. To use the tackiest word in fashion, this collection was, indeed, 'Fierce.' a finale of feather embellished collars was extreme and of course beautiful, sealing the collection into a perfect black, goth, vampire, present for next fall. Wear with caution in the full moon.
Best Accessory of the season- Rick Owens heeled wedge boots
The men's Rick Owens show was rather repetitive and weird but, the shoes, oh my god...I have mentioned these glorious boots several times before, but I just can't get over how delighted I was when I first saw them! Wedges for men? genius. In lizard skin? beyond.
(Photos courtesy of Style.com)