Have you ever been amazed by how rapidly the world changes? Nothing lasts forever, but we still can’t get used to all the new things that come to happen in our lives. Who could imagine a few centuries ago that the life would be what it is now? We no longer need messenger pigeons to communicate with our overseas friends. I doubt anyone would consider a horse carriage as a means of transportation. Just like that, fashion has always been considered to be an object of ladies’ affection. Not anymore though! Yes, there are still some men who absolutely deny the fact of their affiliation with this “disgusting and pointless thingy”. But we know, they are not being honest. Whether you follow fashion blogs and get obsessed by the latest trends, or shop for the random clothes just to be dressed in something, you still bow to Her Majesty Fashion. And Milan Men’s Fashion Week, revealing hottest menswear trends for Spring/Summer 2014 season, is another proof of it.
Hotter Than Spring/Summer 2014 at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Shows
Milan Men’s Fashion Week (June 22, 2013 – June 26, 2013) delighted eyes of many guests with Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, and many others. All the collections were distinct and had something to capture anyone’s attention. Regardless of their age, home country, or gender, everyone enjoyed the shows.
Dolce & Gabbana came up with an image of a miscellaneous man, who does not bother with sticking to one style. From snow white and golden tuxedos to striped pants and a short-sleeve top with a Greek mythology print, everything creates an impression of a luxurious and stylish man. Well, everything except for a cobalt blue knitted shorts suit, that reminds me of my Granny. I wonder if Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana actually knew my grandmother, because the top part of this suit looks exactly like her favorite cardigan.
Giorgio Armani presented a collection for a very utilitarian fellow. He prefers to always carry what he needs with himself, and more than that, he is not concerned about getting a bag to hold all his belongings. Why worry about such a thing, if he can wander around with his mother’s/wife’s/girlfriend’s tote? But there is one detail he has to take into account. Giorgio Armani cheers for those men, who match color of their shoes with that of the borrowed handbag. If you are single and have no one to sneak a bag from, no need to despair. Due to Armani’s generousity, you can wear a backpack, not borrowed from a sixteen-year old though, with one of the gorgeous blue or red blazers and stylish wingtips or oxfords.
Creative director of Gucci, Frida Giannini, obviously inspired by her motherhood and lovely 3-month old Greta, opted for floral prints and graphic design. I wonder where those geometric patches on the coral pink leggings came from. Whatever the source is, I like their location and hope Giannini won’t let her baby daughter model a different place for those gray triangles. The whole collection offers a new view of Gucci’s menswear concepts. It has an evident turn to a younger and more funky audience. I can’t imagine why a guy would choose a different outfit to club at some fancy place, if he could wear a black leather jacket with yellow and white hues, those patched leggings, and blue oxfords. On the golf course he can take off his Tuscan leather coat and still look saucy in his white outfit. Gucci man manages to stand out even at the office, where everyone looks so boring in those classic black or blue suits. Mister Dresscode Revolution, wearing a gray suit with a floral print, might be either fired or promoted for his innovative view of fashion.
Donatella Versace was definitely debating between a punk rocker in a patterned leather jacket with zippers and metal accents and a white collar using a gray shorts suit with a tie as an office wear alternative. She was also sweet on young men with high individuality and artisitic life approach. Just a glance at this splash of colors of my-name-is-rainbow guy’s outfit made me think of fireworks and graffiti. I don’t know what other things my mind would associate that multicolored jacket, pants, and T-shirt with, if my eyes could stand that full spectrum any longer.
No matter what concept those well-known and talented designers chose for their Men Spring/Summer 2014 collections, it is pretty clear that they already have millions of men dying for those fabulous pieces. It is not surprising at all, since every single man can find what he likes in Milan Men’s Fashion Week shows.