WELCOME to part 2 of the Runway Rundown on the latest FW19 collections – catch up on part 1 here. When you thought things couldn’t get any more interesting, your eyes will be treated to a delectable array of pieces that will make you do a double take on these fashion houses. This season’s strongest contenders are going to be really hard to pick.
Without further ado, let’s get back on the runway.
“For me, duality is the recurring theme of Dunhill – it’s one of the defining elements,” says Mark Weston, Creative Director of Dunhill. “This season I wanted that rediscovery of sophistication, of having the confidence for quietness and discretion. It is the attraction in looking at someone who understands a certain aesthetic language and style, but they’re not shouting about it.”
From replacing the classic double-breasted jacket with relaxed tailoring to adopting silk faille and moire for eveningwear, Weston elevates the notions of the mere rough and rustic, as well as the quietly opulent and extravagant in his latest FW19 menswear collection.
After opting for special events and installations for the past few seasons, creative director Jonathan Anderson has finally made Loewe’s menswear debut on the runway for the latest FW19 collection. In this collection, incongruous ideals of masculinity are examined. One notable example is the trouser-boot combination, where both footwear and pants are made together, matched with super longline sweaters.
With Hedi Slimane as Celine’s creative director, you would think that there would be skinny silhouettes and many black pieces, but with the latest FW19 collection, he is proving himself capable of pulling off fresh looks too.
As for the looks in this line, there are both wide-legged and skinny pants in variation, with shades as a staple accessory. Any outfit in Celine’s collection this season can fit you into a bad-ass Matrix movie.
For their latest FW19 collection, Givenchy returns to the Paris men’s wear calendar with a standalone collection that showcases its new vision of a complete, day to evening wardrobe brimming with contrast, eclectic pairings and a nod to the maverick individualism of the 90s. This season features unique tailoring for the trousers that create the effect of an elongated silhouette, with belts made with jackets to give a cinched waist look.
With a nod to self-expression, Paul Smith’s latest FW19 collection confidently clashes codes that are deep-rooted in the fabric of modern Britain. The 1930’s British riding jacket in thick cavalry twill was an inspiration for the line, with its twist on the classics that the house is known for.
In the latest FW19 collection by DSquared2, tie-dyes are explored throughout this collection. Pants and matching jackets come in a variety of fabrics, design and colours, like holographic jackets, patent leather, metallic python and pants sewn with sequins. Chunky mountain boots are also paired with ski-inspired pants.
To describe this line, it is “rock-and-roll meets mountaineer” through and through: from loud graphic band singlets to metal studded accessories; it all seems fitting on the runway, with Madonna’s 80s hits as the show’s soundtrack.