Category Archives: Menswear

SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Burberry Prorsum

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  Christopher Bailey is partial to rain. Forget gentle spring showers, the heavens have opened over England more often than a body can bear of late, and there was a palpable sense of so-over-it in Bailey’s new collection. After a string … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Bottega Veneta

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  The word he used was ease, which translated into a dozen variations on any garment that men pull over their heads, just about the easiest way to get dressed. So there were echoes of sailor’s sweater, fisherman’s knit, ethnic tunic, … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Berluti

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  “These clothes are a collector’s dream, for eyes that have seen a lot of things, hands that have touched a lot of things.” says Sartori. The first was a labyrinth (“We get lost in beauty,” Sartori enthused), where leathers, … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Belstaff

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  Well aware of the slim segment of the populace who share a love of designer fashion and a commitment to motorcyclery, designer Martin Cooper focuses his attention on travel rather than riding, per se. In researching his collections, he … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Balmain

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  The house-favorite military gear took easily to its new inspiration. It’s tweaked rather than overturned: The new jacket of the season is the Spencer, short-sleeved and rolled, with epaulets and pleated pockets in jungle-going khaki, the new top a … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Bally

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  “Our point of difference is that we want to innovate,” said Graeme Fidler. “It’s not about being fashion-forward. It’s about being relevant to the customer tomorrow.” Their collection is long on acetate-welded soles, Goodyear welts (even in casual shoes, … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Balenciaga

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  The collection is Japanese in key fabrics (like a textured cotton/silk seersucker) and Japanese in key shapes (as in the robe-like oversize kimono coats). It’s also, thanks to exaggerated proportions, like those of an extra-long, single-button suit jacket, the … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR Alexander Wang

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  The twists here come at the stitch level. Jackets and tops have intersecting seaming and graphic paneling; those in contrasting colors had the look of flags. Make that Black Flag. It’s a severe take on sportswear—emphasis on sport, with … Continue reading

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SPRING 2013 MENSWEAR 3.1 Phillip Lim

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  “It’s born from make-do and the ghettos,” Lim said backstage after his show, which he headed with a snatch of a poem called “Street Fight.” Then he clarified: “I wanted this character that was street stylers—fighters with hustler swagger. … Continue reading

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