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Fall Leather


Leather seems to be THE trend of Fall/Winter 2012 for men. Take your pick between leather trench coats, trousers or tops. Unless you want to go all out and wear them all together, it’s your choice. Be careful not to dip into the fetish trend though, that was sooo Fall 2011!

The Trench Coat

Valentino

Leather Trousers

Acne

Leather Head to Toe

Yves Saint Laurent

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Paris Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Yves Saint Laurent

A collection that entirely contained the color black may seem boring, but it was far from it. Creative Director Stefano Pilati went for quite a ‘mod’ look this season. Models sauntered down the runway in white shirts, black ties, loafers, etc… It all just fit together. There was quite a strong message traveling throughout the show, and it was to say…… WEAR LEATHER NEXT SEASON. Every single outfit that walked down the runway had a piece of leather included. The lapel on a blazer, the gloves, the jackets, the trousers, it all appeared everywhere. Of course we won’t complain about it as it was done so beautifully. Pilati really did it well this time, there was not a look out of place!

Yves Saint Laurent

Lanvin

I am always impressed with the fabric that is experimented in the Lanvin shows. For example the mohair surrounding the inside of a ‘mens’ coat or the orange striped PVC-like top. They never seem to disappoint. Tailoring was a huge part of this collection as it opened the show with an interesting color palette of  mustard, sky blue and deep red which then took us into black, which seems to be a big trend this season. With a wide range of choice, from chunky knit jumpers to patent leather, the Lanvin man will certainly be happy.

Lanvin

Balmain

This is only the second season for Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, but already it seems he has been there for years. Rousteing proved that he understands the house of Balmain inside and out. Skinny trousers paired with leather boots and exquisitely cut tailoring was shown throughout the collection. Not only did Rousteing show a collection of what we expected, he also showed pieces we did not. Like a wine velvet waistcoat or a chunky knit jumper he tucked into red trousers. All in all it was beautiful collection.

Balmain

Mugler

Three words….tailoring, tailoring, tailoring. Nicola Formichetti and Roamin Kremer decided to actually join the fashion industry with the tailoring trend this season instead of completely going the opposite direction. The show started quite safe with white shirts, black trousers and satin coats.  As the show continued fabrics such as PVC and colors such as wine and navy were introduced. The collection had a very minimalist feel throughout but had little twists here and there, like capes and even shirt dresses. I wonder who will wear those shirt dresses next season! Well done to Formichetti and Kremer, I wanted every piece.

Mugler

Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones created a collection for the man who travels this season. With oversized scarves, silk jackets and beautifully made trench coats, there was something for every man. Jones seems to have relaxed into his position as Creative Director for Louis Vuitton menswear because of his fabric choices. Kangaroo, Astrakhan, silk, need I say more? If the fabrics were adventurous, then it contrasted with the camel trench coats. Every man must have a trench coat and the ones in this collection were nothing but perfect. We must not forget the soft classic leather bags too. It all just came to a huge success.

Louis Vuitton

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Filed under: Balmain, Fall/Winter 2012, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Kim Jones, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Mugler, Nicola Formichetti, Olivier Rousteing, Paris Fashion Week, Stefano Pilati, Yves Saint Laurent

Milan Menswear Fashion Week – Top 5 Shows


Valentino

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s (Creative Directors) menswear fashion show debut certainly was a success. The show was centered around key wardrobe pieces from the trench coat, the leather jacket to the black suit. All I can say is that I will definitely be sporting some Valentino next winter.

Valentino

Dolce and Gabbana

If the set did not give you a hint then the soundtrack confirmed it. Opera was the theme for this seasons show. Red velvet, embroidered capes, silk pyjama-like trousers, it all just fell into place. Even the occasional grunge model dressed in a t-shirt, jeans and distressed boots. There is always a twist. Domenice Dolce and Stefano Gabbana did not look to any book or film for inspiration, it was simply family. They looked at the clothes their fathers had tailored many years ago. So why wouldn’t you want to buy into Dolce and Gabbana’s own family history. I know i would!

Dolce and Gabbana

Jil Sander

Black leather and knit jumpers – Quite an unusual combination but somehow it all made sense. It is almost as if Raf Simons (Creative Director) was creating a character from the old black and white movies as the models carried out news papers and what looked like leather lunch bags. The basement-like scenery made me think of a dark character in a lane way with no way out. Very spooky but oh so fashionable.

Jil Sander

Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton decided not to stage a show this season. Even though the shows are loved by the fashion folk, a presentation just somehow worked. There was no distraction, it was all entirely focused on the clothes. This collection is Burton’s male equivalent of the Alexander McQueen woman. One thing I noticed in the collection was the amount of tailoring involved. Which explains why Burton hired the esteemed tailor Huntsman from Saville Row to start a bespoke tailoring service for the brand. Alexander McQueen is certainly on their way to global domination.

Alexander McQueen

Prada

Miuccia Prada yet again made everyones eyes pop out of their head with her collection this season. Not only did she send out a fantastically strict collection, she decided she would inject a little bit of celebrity this year. Hollywood actors such as Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody and Jamie Bell strut their stuff down the blood red carpet. As Mrs. Prada puts it, it was “a parody of male power”. It certainly got everyone excited for the Golden Globes which took place later that night.

Prada

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Take Me To The Streets!


Yet another photo shoot came to life as photographer Daniel Fitzgerald, model Georgia Gannon and I ( as stylist) searched through the streets of Dublin to find striking locations to make it all happen.

I hope all of our hard work paid off.

Enjoy!

Filed under: Daniel Fitzgerald, Dublin, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Georgia Gannon, Photo Shoot, Style

Spring/Summer 2012 Trend Report


It’s time for the Trend Report. Here is the best of the trends you’ll be wearing for Spring/Summer 2012. This season Designers seemed to be inspired by what is happening around them, from sports wear (The London Olympics) to 1920’s glamour (the re-make of The Great Gatsby film) and everything in between. Originality and individuality also proved to be on designer’s minds from tribal wear to a 1950’s housewife, it’s time to make up your own mind.

Pastels

Louis Vuitton

Peplum Waist

Jason Wu

Bandeau Tops

Proenza Schouler

1950’s Housewife

Marni

Tribal

Donna Karan

PVC

Marc Jacobs

Modern 1920’s

Gucci

Satin

Haider Ackermann

Pleated Skirts

Celine

Floral

Valentino

Sportswear

Alexander Wang

Cowboy Boots

Marc Jacobs

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Double Take


Im sensing something a little fishy going on!

Vogue Paris June/July 2010

Madison magazine January 2012

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Tropical Prints


You might not be jet setting off to some exotic tropical island this summer, but you certainly will be wearing one! For Resort 2012, designers such as Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy ventured for the colorful surroundings of a Hawaiian jungle. Go wild and wear print with print; Hawaiian shirts with Hawaiian trousers, or even better, mix it up with another print like McCartney’s stripes. So do not be afraid to dig out that hawaiian shirt that was soooo embarrissing for so many years! It’s time we add a little more fun into our lives, and there’s no better way to do it with then that tropical fever.

Stella McCartney Resort 2012

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