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.

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.

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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!

Versace Spring/Summer & Fall 2013

It’s fashion news Monday (or Tuesday) depends on which time zone you are in. I wanted to make a variety of post and every week, there would be a post on fashion news. Guess that might be able to kick away your Monday blues slightly a little by looking at wonderful style and maybe would make you to strive harder in the week to achieve in owning styles like this. Anyhow for me, I love having a good look at some runway fashion even though I couldn’t afford them, but maybe it’s a reminder of what I want to strive for in life.

One of my favourite brands is Versace! I don’t merely like it because of it’s distinctive Italian name or the fact it cause so much to get a shoes of that brand, but I think Versace creates very unique style that stands out among different brands. It’s noticeable and memorable, but not always wearable in public and everyday life, but it’s definitely a brand I always look into it.

Versace Spring/Summer 2013 collection was based on the concept of “Pugilist.” That’s the strong man whom Donatella Versace saw as the pillar of her latest men’s collection. In the year of The Hunger Games, a gladiatorial fight for survival is a timely reference and, beforehand, Donatella was laudably vocal about the need for the youth of today to be gladiators on behalf of their rights. Therefore the style was more of a gladiator inspired style.

Photos from Style.

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But let’s be honest, who wears the above for our daily life? It’s not exactly what we would be wearing maybe to the exception of heading to the beach. However the suits below are something I picture myself or anyone for the matter wearing to work etc.

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I absolutely love the suit above because of it’s unique quality and would totally love to get one of them. The full fashion show can be view here. (link)

The fashion industry is always in a fast forward mode, before Summer is here, they are out with the Fall 2013 collection. I guess that’s how the fashion industry works. Since I didn’t find much clothes to talk about, so I shall just include the Fall 2013 collection. I absolutely love them! With all the suits and it’s just amazing!

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain.” With that quote as the design inspiration,  she showed jackets with sleeves pushed up, or baggy leather pants snapped at the ankle, or a motocross outfit outlined in gold zippers. Donatella was challenging the borders of taste. I must say it is absolutely gorgeous! Have a look for yourself!

Photo from Style.

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The cow like design? I’m not sure what was the inspiration, but I adore the uniqueness!

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Not what you would wear in the Fall even with those body, but the stripes looked nice. 

 

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Suits with sleeves pushing up is actually attractive!

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The shirt inside goes so well with the suit. 

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Love this casual manly jacket and baggy pants the model has on.

Full fashion show can be viewed here. (link)

I hope looking at these design by Versace get you inspired for the week on what to wear, what to get or maybe what to work for in life to get this! I know I have, since blogging this was the highlight of my day! What do you guys think about Versace? Do you guys like me having a day of the week just talking about fashion news?

Have a great day!

Ermengildo Zegna 2013 Spring Collection

 

 

In conjunction with the most recent Ermenegildo Zegna 50th Anniversary Wool Awards, I would like to talk about Ermenegildo Zegna collections. Ermenegildo Zegna is one of my favourite brands (part of it maybe it’s because the name is so authentic), even though I do not own any items from there, but I like going through news and blogs about their latest collection. I find Ermenegildo Zegna collections are sophisticated and elegant. It makes the model or person wears it feels like a class above with the fine details on the clothing.

Ermenegildo Zegna spring collection 2013 brings elegant to the runway with silk as one of the main materials on the clothings. “The cashmere of Summer” Anna Zegna, granddaughter of the original Ermenegildo, called it. Silk showed up in every look: mixed into perforated knits, shining in shantung suiting, wafting in shirts printed with tropical banana or mango leaves.

Below are some of the interesting looks that caught my eyes while scrolling through Ermenegildo Zegna spring collection 2013.

Photos are from Style.

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The detail of the shirt and pants shows a sophistication. I especially love the bag the model is carrying. For me, bags like these are a must have to the modern day male.

 

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I love this double-breasted suit. This formal suit looks stylist and formal at the same time.

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Ermenegildo Zegna added color suits and pants to their collection and made it looked formal and stylish altogether had me fascinated with their spring collection 2013. What do you think of Ermenegildo Zegna spring collection 2013? I can’t wait for that day I earn enough money to afford myself an Ermenegildo Zegna suit!

Footwear to get for Spring!

 

 

N.HOOLYWOOD and Generic Surplus came together to create a range of collaborative seasonal footwear. Even though I’m not a fan of these brands, partly I never heard of it, but I came across their collection through some news and I was in love with the collection. Their new collection of Spring/Summer 2013 footwear is just amazing!

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I am a fan of footwear and I don’t think I have enough, or for that matter, I don’t think I’ll ever have enough. These shoes above just screams “get me!”. I love shoes with this simple design, nothing extraordinary, just a simple shoe for everyday life. I especially love the mixture of colours as well.

“Featuring thick cushioned insoles and waxed cotton laces, the footwear comes in either two-tone cow suede renditions of navy/black, charcoal/red, and yellow/grey alongside tonal linen editions in colorways of khaki and charcoal. Each pair comes complete with white rubber foxing, dual-branded insoles and subtle N.HOOLYWOOD branding along the tongue.” Quoted from hypebeast.com

However, as I was reading through the article, it is only selling now in Japan, retailing for ¥23,100 JPY (approximately $232 USD) each. Woah! That is definitely out of budget, for me I suppose. I understand designer shoes are expensive and I would definitely pay that price to get one if I had the money, so if you are spending on a budget for Spring, why not try an alternative.

Personally I love the brand Vans! It has the similiar design and it’s comfortable to wear and durable as well. Price range about $45-60, therefore I think it’s affordable for mostly everyone. So if you are in love with the shoes above but spending on a budget, why not try my alternative. What do you guys think?

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Salvatore Ferragamo Men Spring/Summer 2013

Spring is here and when you think of spring, flowers and greenery starts to grow. Salvatore Ferragamo latest spring/summer men collection 2013 caught my eyes out of the hundreds of fashion shows. Have a look at it below if you have not though.

The latest collection of Salvatore Ferragamo plays with colours  Not just any colours  but bright colours that’s striking. I don’t think most men dare to wear clothing with such striking colour, but I actually love them! From the past year, coloured pants like chinos are making its comeback and it’s getting more and more striking. Even though some brands slowly dull up their line of clothing, I absolutely love Salvatore Ferragamo striking colour clothing line.

These are some of my favourites!

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I would love to get my hands on this fashion line if I had the money though. I think this fashion would not last very long. Besides, striking colour clothes are hard to match, as certain colours only goes with certain colours, therefore getting a pair definitely won’t be enough, but I really wish I could get my hands on it! What do you guys think? As a guy, would you wear these fashion on a daily basis? As a girl, would you like to see guys wearing these fashion?