Milan Men's Fashion Week Day 3

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Diesel Black Gold opted for military precision, with a slim silhouette predominating its SS15 looks. There were plenty of rock & roll and sportswear elements, as seen with athletic track and field jackets worn under blazers. Military jackets had a vintage feel with embroidered sleeve details and shoulder epaulettes.

Gucci took the nautical theme for next season's inspiration, which creative director Frida Giannini described as "decadent admirals." The silhouette was slim, with naval detailing on uniform jackets, like striped lapels or a black piping detail on a cream blazer. The tailoring was sharp, yet casual, with a nautical colour palette alongside a masculine black and beige foundation. Accessories and bags were noteworthy, with leather wide-strap satchels and courier bags with nautical badges.

Fendi may not be so well known for its men's ready to wear, but it's resort-styled show was full of luxurious preppy classics, with denim and tailoring in lightweight fabrics being key looks. Outerwear was particularly strong, with anoraks, parkas and leather executed with lightness.

N°21's creative director Alessandro Dell'Aqua understands the importance of creating commercial collections but that have enough desirability to keep the press interested. Lightweight knits and generously cut shorts were a staple look as were geometric check prints. These prints were juxtaposed on trousers, t-shirting and shirts, even on athletic slider footwear. A denim parka and branded sweatshirt were key items in the show.

Images: Milan Fashion Week SS15

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