This weekend the Men’s Fashion Week kicked off in Milan with luxury brands showcasing the latest Spring/Summer 23 designs. We round up the brands that have presented so far and discover the latest looks on the runway.
Hosted in one of the fashion capitals of the world, the Milan Men’s Spring/Summer Fashion Week began this weekend. The shows will run until Sunday 27th June with a host of luxury brands presenting throughout.
Dsquared2 were one of the first brands to begin the week and brought the summer sunshine to the Friday runway in this collection. The collection titled “D2SummerLove” features multi-colour surfer prints, crochet and knits with flowers and stripes mixed with tailoring, as well as a collaboration with the motorcycle company, Honda. The collection also pays homage to the Bob Marly Foundation, colours of Jamaica run through the collection, found on prints and patches on outerwear, bags and T-shirts.
Saturday was a jam-packed schedule with Emporio Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi and Versace presenting their collections.
The Emporio Armani collection reflects the lightness, spirit and attitude of summer and the joy of dressing for the season. The collection resembles a wicker basket full of surprises that brings the fresh and composed holiday season to the city. Shirts take centre stage combined with soft trousers from the same fabric, with a running theme of cool blues, creams and greens that reflect the clear sky and blue sea.
Fendi brought out the orange of the setting summer sun in its collection, using the iconic Fendi prints and colours in the combination. Lightweight shirts, blazers and denim were prominent throughout in cool blue tones, creams, orange and browns. Models walked the runway carrying oversized Fendi bags and wearing hats designed for shading from the summer sun.
Instead of cool summer tones, in true Versace DNA, the collection presented bold colours and patterns. Navy pin striped pants were paired with candy pink shirts and blazers, whilst other looks combined fluorescent yellows, greens and blues. The Versace writing is printed in white on black clothing too, and the medusa head features in a gold pattern against the dark materials.
On Sunday, Etro, Tod’s and Prada joined the weekend presentations.
The Etro runway was hosted outside, and the warm sun perfectly lit up this summer collection that featured shimmery metallic fabrics. Featured across a deep-coloured rainbow of looks, a floral theme also emerged on numerous offerings from swimwear and kimonos to shirts and blazers. The Etro collection titled “The Wild Power of Poetry” celebrates poetry as a utopia made true and a way of shaping inner chaos.
Tod’s iconic DNA was apparent in this Spring/Summer collection that celebrates the distinctive elements of modern-day Italy by looking at its architecture, the shapes of its nature and the lines of its contemporary style. The Tod’s tan tones came through in the backdrop as well as the clothing range, on personalised leather goods, shoes and accessories, these colours reflect the natural colours of the summer landscape.
Then finally, Prada presented an expression of fashion today in a juxtaposition of elements and garments that combine classic pieces with modern influences and prints that evoke childhood memory. The Spring/Summer 2023 Menswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons is a freshness and lightness that permit the body to move freely, a consciousness of its form and dynamic, innate freedom and joy.