THE FW19 fashion week was already two weeks ago, and if you’re feeling out of breath from the buzz around the various releases, pour yourself a glass and join us as we dive into some highlights from the latest FW19 menswear collection(s) from Milan and Paris.
The brand embraced the love of sports for their last spring summer collection and this time, creative director Francesco Risso pays tribute to the emerging “neuro-tribe movement”, as stated by Vogue.
This is illustrated with oversized suits, coats in stark colours and wide-legged pants. A feature of loose clothing tactfully layered together was inspired by the everyday pyjama look. The show took place at a dark industrial building, with boom boxes as features on the interior. Marni is definitely selling the underground theme through and through with its latest FW19 menswear collection.
Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini. It’s almost impossible to imagine a more seismic collaboration in the Fendi house for its latest FW19 menswear collection.
Simply put – duality is the keyword to describe this unveiling. Futurism and classicism fuse in a series of crushing blacks and classic neutrals, with accents of red and electric blue.
It was also interesting to see the shades in this collection reminding us of Lagerfeld’s own tinted sunglasses. Elsewhere, refreshing white collage-printed shirts and outerwear were also sighted, giving the fans timeless tailoring with the Fendi twist – altogether something that has never been done before.
“If I had to find a word that defines today’s men, it would be daring.”
These are the words of Versace creative director, Donatella Versace. Founded on the notion of breaking stereotypes, Versace wishes to redefine the societal expectations of men starting from the clothes and from there, the idea of masculinity.
Versace’s latest FW19 menswear collection this time creates a bold statement with glaring reds and blacks, with bondage-inspired details. Colours appeared in clashing contrast to convey the idea of individuality.
What drew attention were the embroidered boxer shorts paired with dress shirts. It seems this will be a look Versace fans will be keeping an eye on in future.
Kim Jones came through and brought a whole new concept to fashion shows. Unlike the previous SS19 and Pre-Fall Dior Men’s shows, the spotlight was kept on the looks only in its latest FW19 menswear collection; no giant statues to see this time. Simulating a couture salon scene, Jones had the models stand still like mannequins, with lighting purposefully illuminating them on the runway.
We first saw it on Timothee Chalamet at the Golden Globes red carpet, but it looks like harnesses are going to be the next trend to follow for 2019, this time coming from BDSM themes, which originally belonged in the bedroom.
Scarves have also found their new purpose on the runway as waist ties around suits. Regardless, well-tailored suits and blazers were still a strong point Kim Jones was trying to make – the Parisian craftsmanship of Christian Dior.
Nothing beats an experience like enjoying a Louis Vuitton collection inspired by Michael Jackson while jamming to his iconic discography.
For Virgil Abloh‘s latest FW19 menswear collection, the looks were inspired by elements of MJ’s sartorial signatures. Through military jacket, sequinned finishes, sleek loafers among other elements, the spirit of The King of Pop reverberated from the runway.
Flags were one of the features for this collection, a conceivable reference to Jackson’s United We Stand performance, where he donned an embellished jacket with flag designs. Abloh also used some bright red colours, striking a chord with fans of Thriller.
In this season’s release for Valentino, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has enlisted the alliance of not one, but two labels for a collaboration on the house’s latest FW19 menswear collection.
First, Piccioli is bringing back the sandals trend from past seasons with Birkenstock, choosing the footwear brand for its universal design language. The Arizona sandal is revealed in the collection in red and black colours.
Second, is with Japanese brand Undercover. The designer, Jun Takahashi designed the UFO and Beethoven prints spotted in the collection, a tribute to the “past and future” theme.
Taking place in Milan’s main rail and metro hub, Alessandro Sartori demonstrates his vision for the man’s modern metropolitan wardrobe. Using a muted colour palette, Zegna’s latest FW19 menswear collection modifies the conventional apparel for the modern man in a fast and interconnected lifestyle.
Fusion and manipulation are the bywords, fabric-wise. The line is mostly made of wool, cashmere and nylon fabrics created from pre-existing sources, supported by the Zegna textile division. This means that their Fall/Winter line is both recycled and recyclable – points for sustainability.
If you are ready to pick a personal favourite from today, know that you haven’t seen it all yet. We have the second installment of this roundup coming up really soon – this time with designers such as Dunhill, Givenchy and more that you wouldn’t want to miss. Keep your eyes peeled on our site for when we drop part 2 of the latest FW19 menswear collection(s) from Milan and Paris.