Monday, January 16, 2017
Filippo Scuffi, creative director at DAKS in charge of the brand's shows at Milano Moda Uomo, walked a tightrope of inspiration for this Fall-Winter '17-'18 collection. I love the strange wonkiness of it: it is as if someone who had never been exposed to British or European culture were only told about the idea of the classic British gentleman, the suit-wearing businessman in The City, even Eton and Cambridge men, and that person, from a vague explanation alone, came up with this collection. Seemingly stemming from an alternate reality where things are just slightly different, high-, and I mean HIGH-waisted trousers serve as a background for pinstripes that seem just a little off, plaids that seem scaled just a bit too large, and cuts that seem a bit too tight. It's fascinating, askew by just a a hair, even humorous, and I love it...