Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BEAUTY: Clothing--Milano Moda Uomo SS '15 STRIPES!

The clear Hundredth Monkey moment for Milano Moda Uomo (and London Collections: Men) has turned out to be stripes! They are everywhere, starting as pinstripes in London and breaking out into wide bands and naval stripes in Milan!

Ermenegildo Zegna started things off with a nice array of stripes in navy, tan, and cream... I like the striped jacket tied around the waist of the double breasted pinstripe suit.

After Umit Benan's rather uncomfortable split from Trussardi last spring, Gaia Trussardi, great granddaughter of the brand's founder Dante Trussardi, has taken over all designing duties and for Spring Summer '15, she was inspired by zoot suits. Indeed, these stripes feel zoot-y and gangster-y, but in an updated rocker sort of way...

Emporio Armani showed classic, cool, sleek stripes. I LOVE the jacket in the middle in the second set! It reminds me of the amazing black and white striped Siena Duomo in Siena, Tuscany.

And Gucci showed a collection that was heavily influenced by a nautical theme. The collection and show began with uniform elements but thankfully, Frida Giannini, the Creative Director at Gucci, took a sharp left and the collection softened. What followed was a really fun, relaxed, even sexy, but completely wear-able collection. The last two images look so comfortable... and that last look is like a pajama set. I once spent an evening in Las Vegas touring all the major casinos and hotels in blue and maroon paisley silk pajamas and a long black luxe leather coat--you should try it sometime!


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