Gucci Fall/Winter 2013

Gucci Fall/Winter 2013 collection caught my eyes out of the many brands I must say. Scrolling through a fashion magazine, I notice the varieties of colors used in Gucci’s fabric and it look absolutely stunning.

Inspiration: A new take on the English gentleman.

Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci, used traditional fabrics as the starting point for the collection. Gucci took a more relax approach this season but borrowing from the cavalry soldier’s wardrobe.

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I like how the colors go so well and the variety of it being used. Besides the cutting fits the models as well as us average men. I do hope to see more people dressing like this rather than the normal black and white formal wear. I would love to get my hands on these design.

One thing I love is the coats from Gucci, they looked decent and I would love to have them all! =D

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013

I haven’t update on runway shows for sometime, so I thought I like to cover one. Previously I cover Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 (link), so why not do a flash back to Fall 2013, which is more relevant since it’s going to be Fall soon.

Animal prints were all over the details: pointy leopard shoes, a tiger lapel on a tech-fabric jacket, some zebra. And yes, there was a conventionally pleasing camel duffel coat, but another coat in camel had a black leather revers. – Style

This season, it went back to more classic. I know some fans of Burberry would get it, since it can be easily recognize, but I would prefer a more extreme edge to it, try new designs though. I don’t dislike this collection, but having more edge to it, challenging the fashion would be more interesting to me.

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One thing that caught my eye in particular is the bag the models were carrying. What do you think of it? Would you carry it?

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This bag cost $1595 (USD), which is so expensive for a guy like me. However if price was not involve, I actually do imagine myself carrying a bag like this, however it needs to be well paired with your outfit and events to not look feminine since a round shape bag don’t give a very manly impression.

Tell me what do you think of it? If you like me to cover any specific topics, do comment or e-mail me.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014

Burberry Prorsum first caught my eyes for it’s Fall 2013 collection. I was walking down a shopping complex outside Burberry and the runway show caught my attention. But unlike any runway shows, I actually love most of it’s collection of that season. It is not only practical, but it’s fashionable. Most outfit combines with an umbrella so that it’s practical when it’s raining and London don’t get much sun during the fall and winter.

A small flashback to their collection back then:

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Some of my personal favourites from that collection.

Enough of that, here is a few of my personal favourites from the collection of Spring 2014. I like how bright the colour that was use in this collection, it shows a mixture of bright colours in an outfit that actually grabs people attention. I personally don’t think it is easy to pull off, but it will be very nice if you pull it off.

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I personally love the outfit above because of the simple white shirt and black slacks but with the striking colour tie and scarf makes it all the more unique.

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I love the shoes collection from Burberry Prorsum where it doesn’t stick to the old fashion leather formal shoes but with newer design shoes, like boat-shoes…

Sorry for the slow updates. I was quite busy for the past few weeks. I promise more frequent posts and definitely more topics touch rather than only the latest fashion menswear runway shows. Stay tune. Do give me some feedback.

Prada Menswear Spring 2014

 

As models still stroll down the runways of top designers fashion shows, I shall be here covering more of it. I promise for a fashion tip post soon. Here is another fashion brand where I am always fascinated about.

Prada Menswear Spring 2014.

“Menacing Paradise” was the name given the painted façades that defined the show space today: palm fronds, sunsets, an equatorial town. The tropical paradise Miuccia offered in her clothes was a dark place, its sun a lowering, lurid threat. It put you in mind of all those movies set in the tropics where everything goes badly for the characters. Quoted by Style.

This collection was obviously inspired by tropical paradise where after having a look through the collection, I instantly thought of Hawaii or Maldives, anywhere with sea and breeze and it’s a good thing. I find Prada’s designs are more daring! Miuccia Prada challenge the statement of fashion and style which isn’t what we see that will be on “typical” suit. That’s my opinion though, that’s the reason why I like Prada.

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Well, do you guys think the top 2 collection is consider formal? I think it’s depending. Summer is definitely a time to wear something like that and be called formal, but it all depends on the places and people you are meeting. I love the printed shirts though.

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I find no matter how they challenge the fashion industry, they still bring elegance to the brand and collection. I find these 4 collection stood out among the rest, though some collection from this season is something I would personally not wear.

I personally do not have any Prada items, but it’s in one of my wishlist to get some of these collections. What do you guys think of Prada and it’s Spring 2014 collection?

 

 

Marc Jacobs Menswear Spring 2014

Menswear Spring 2014 fashion shows are happening all around the world, 4 cities to be exact. New York, Milan, Paris and London. Even though I still don’t get why it’s only Summer 2013 but designers already came out with Spring 2014 collection. No matter what, I will try to cover as many brands as possible, but most likely covering brands that I came across that I like, so you guys can have a look at some wonderful design.

Marc Jacobs stood out among some of the menswear fashion while I was scrolling through my iPad. Marc Jacobs has unveiled a lookbook for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection, exploring American heritage with a fashionable twist. A slick and glitzy feeling can be felt from the range of blazers, printed shirts and lightweight sweaters, which adopt a decidedly pastel colour palette. Meticulously cropped trousers show the perfect amount of ankle for summer, matching well with bowling-inspired casual tops.

Photos from Style. Full gallery in the link.

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I like the slick look with it’s pastel colour matching suit and pants.

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The cardigan and sweater looks weirdly good on the models, but I am not sure whether can I pull it off.

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The folding is a little bit high from what I would wear, but it’s still a nice suit.

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Love this suit, it is absolutely gorgeous!

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The red/maroon in this suit is lovely!

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I would say Marc Jacobs did an amazing job designing the suits with it’s pastel colour palette fitted the spring theme as well as the navy blue and maroon. It don’t look too hot to wear in spring either as like in my country, where it is hot all year long, it could be wore here as well. However some of the cutting of the clothes may be a little but hard to wear in our daily life as we don’t look so fit and good looking as the models, but we all hope to look like them when wearing it right?

Tell me what you think!

Gothic Menswear Fashion / Givenchy Fall 2013

I recently helped a friend did a small amount research on the brand Givenchy and it’s fashion concept, whereby design an interior of a retail outlet for it. We came up with Gothic fashion for Givenchy. I might as well share my research here for a better understanding of Gothic fashion and how Givenchy express it in it’s menswear.

When it comes to design, merely just designing would not be good enough but a design with a concept is what people are looking for. Designers are often asked what inspiration they have during design to create that fabulous collection, therefore it is essential to have one as designers.

Givenchy is inspired by Gothic fashion in most of it’s collection through out the years.

Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, exotic, and complex features. Complex features can mean the ornaments and prints on shirt. Ornaments to my interpretation is spikes and studs.

TPhoto is from fashitects.

How is Gothic fashion translate to menswear? Well, it’s dark, mysterious and complex.

F/W 2009 Collection from Ann Demeulemeester. Based in blacks and whites, it embraced an earth-toned color palette.

A very nice interview with Gothic Remaissance by Madly Juicy. Check it out! http://www.madlyjuicy.com/?p=6563

Personally, I find Givenchy has a unique style, but I don’t find it practical, hence not owning any items from it. A brief introduction to Givenchy Fall 2013 collection, some of my favourites and relating to Gothic fashion.

“Riccardo Tisci wanted to make a much more couture collection for menswear, he was keen to challenge himself by offering something more chic, more…well, couture-ish. And there it was, in experimental new cuts, collarless and lapel-less, and in a new depth of fabrication.” Quote Style.com 

Photos are from Style.

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The printed T looks amazing, but the cutting isn’t what I would often wear.

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A simple example of ornamentation on jackets.

I find that the below two don’t represent much Gothic fashion but I especially like formal wears, simple but elegant.

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I think the idea of Givenchy used in Gothic is the unique printed tees, ornamentation and definately the dark color palette used.What do you guys think of Givenchy Fall 2013, even though Summer has just begun?

As always, this is my point of interpretation and my opinion. I only did that many research therefore would love to hear comments on your thoughts and whether did I misunderstand or explained wrongly. Cheers!

Topman Design Spring 2013

 

 

Topman is one of the most well-known menswear fashion brand in the UK. It has broaden it’s international market by exporting to the United States about a year plus ago. I personally like Topman, with it’s unique Britain style that we always see the UK band One Direction rocking it and definitely it’s rather cheap items.

Topman Design slowly pushes the boundary of menswear throughout the years with more and more interesting designs. I believe it’s style do not cater for everyone, but people who dare to push the limits of fashion.

This time, Topman Design Spring 2013 was influenced by the skate-surf-grunge story at California. It’s style definitely gives us the ghetto style from the hoods but with a decent British feeling to it. I think it’s rather interesting.

I wouldn’t say I would wear the match of clothings above out because to be honest, it isn’t my style, but I definitely don’t mind getting parts of the clothing, because some actually looked nice. Not the shorts, but I love the suits, sweaters and beanies on the models above because it actually looks decent! I guess that’s what style is about, getting different items from different brands to create my own unique style.

What do you guys think of Topman Design? Is the runway clothes too extreme or you would wear it? Photos and Reference are from Style.