Men’s Fashion Week: An Overview 2015

They say Paris fashion week comes last on the European fashion calendar because it is the best. Fashion week shows us what we should be wearing in the upcoming year, and how to wear the certain clothes.Whether it be in Paris, London, or Milan,  this year we saw mostly dark suits, in different shapes, sizes, and textures. If anything is clear from Paris fashion week, it is that suits and trousers are loosening up now, though no dominant shape has yet emerged leaving editors and fans to sort through a mishmash of cuts and styles.

The tailoring is sharp indeed, with slim fit lines and a nod to many “vintage” cuts. Dolce&Gabbana sent suits out on the runway reminiscent of the dawn of the brand’s menswear in the nineties while Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Lauren showed skinny tailoring that could have been cut by the master himself. Miuccia Prada also revisited a very Prada-esque aesthetic with her menswear, steering clear of Hawaiian prints or gimmicky accessories.
The colour palette ranged from traditional autumnal hues like burgundy and green to cool winter white and the ever so chic camel, which just exacerbated the elegance and volume of the outerwear. Blues were the accent colours of this traditional palette with grey and black dominating the catwalks.

Overall, the highlights of the collections were aplenty and the fashion strong, defined and often very wearable.

Check out our Pinterest board for more looks from men’s fashion week!

3 Menswear Designers you have to Know!

Everyone loves finding new brands and styles. These five designers are innovating and shaping the way for the future of style. It is important to know who is who in this industry, and by giving you a little introduction into these designers, it will broaden your knowledge of menswear in fashion.

1. Umit Benan

Raised in Istanbul, Umit Benan wanted to be a filmmaker but turned to fashion, keeping the urge to tell and portray stories. After finishing school, Benan received opportunities with prestigious designers to help build his career.
In 2009, he launched his debut collection and won the noteworthy Who’s On Next/Uomo contest.
Umit Benan uses clothes to build personas, putting to good use multi-cultural life experiences accumulated in a chaotic city full of contrast.Freedom of expression is Benan’s goal in life and the reason he decided to become a fashion designer.
His garments show quintessential masculinity, sophistication, luxury and durability.
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2. Alexandre Mattiussi

Born in 1980, attending prestigious fashion schools, and having a plan and goal, makes Alexandre Mattiussi a true designer.
Mattuisi’s line, called “Ami” translated into English means ‘friend’. Ami is a unique concept of ready to wear for men: a complete men’s wardrobe, well designed, easy, chic and above all, cool. “This collection is not about fantasy. It is a proposition of real clothes for a real man”, explains Mattuisi (BusinessofFashion.com). Ami is positioned at an affordable price point while offering high quality and sophisticated designs.

The clothes are made with Love, as indicated on the label. A modern, well thought-out collection of clothes and accessories to dress men from head to toe, with a healthy dose of French chic and charm, relaxed elegance mixed with a definite sense of ease, and authenticity.

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3.Oskar Metsavaht

Oskar Metsavaht is the founder and creative director of Osklen, the Brazilian fashion brand. Although the brand began with a focus on sportswear, after ten years Metsavaht refocused the brand on the luxury segment.
He is the Founder of ‘E Institute’ (Instituto e), a nonprofit organization located in Rio de Janeiro, dedicated to the promotion of sustainable human development, which develops the e-fabrics project that, in partnership with companies, institutions and research centers, identifies fabrics and materials developed from social and environmental criteria (TheBusisnessofFashion.com).

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