Right inside the comforts of my bedroom I was able to watch some of the fashion shows of the 2013 summer and spring men’s collection of notable fashion icons recently held in Milan, Italy. Thanks to FatalefashionII for posting the videos on YouTube.
I was able to catch the reemerging Jil Sander whose collection was hip, young yet seem square in structure. Donatela Versace was floral, bling-bling-based and seems Pacquiao inspired. Ermenegildo Zegna’s collection was clean, slick and sharp. Burberry was interestingly donned with metallic tones and highlights. Salvatore Ferragamo was excitingly fun and colorful it reminded me of the shades of M&Ms and Skittles. Calvin Klein’s collection was monotone, flat and minimalist in nature.
All their respective 2013 collections were very cohesive which I suppose would be a disadvantage. It’s too cohesive that the pieces seem to look repetitive. You wouldn’t want to own the whole collection. Having only a single pair of shoes, a shirt, a coat and pants seem enough. Wearing on two or three ensembles is like foolishly acquiring two identical shirts or pants at the same time.
But the most compelling among the men’s line for next year was that of the collection of Dolce & Gabbana. It was fun, hip, relaxed and looks ‘presko’ (cool to the body). It was unpretentious yet seems adventurous. It was an easy collection yet well thought of. You would want to own a wide range of their designs. It is because the cohesiveness is not based the similarity of colors or structures of the design but instead influenced by the people of a specific a place and culture (i.e. Sicily).
Unfortunately, majority of the comments in FatalefashionII’s D&G runway video were negative. They say that it was a total disaster and disappointment. But I beg to disagree. One commendable factor about the clothes presented is that one need not possess the beefcake model-like built and bodily structure to wear those designs. It is actually evidenced when the models commissioned by the designers who strutted on the runway were non-models and instead ordinary citizens of Sicily.
According to some fashion news, D&G tapped Sicilian men whose age range is from 13 to 43 years old to model their 2013 Summer & Spring Collection. Hey! I am still within that age range!
Because of D&G’s fierce move of appointing common citizens of a certain place and culture to strut the runway to model their collection for a specific fashion season, this actually gave me glimmer of hope that one day I would be able to strut the runway modeling for a top notch fashion icon.
On a personal note, I actually have been wearing D&G everyday around three or four years ago. This is not because I was able to amass massive number of D&G clothes but because my fragrance during that time was D&G.
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