Milan Menswear fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2010 was very good. Looking at it all together even made sense in defining a general archetype of our modern man. He is soft but constructed, minimal but bold, nostalgic yet always looking to march into the future with an eager stride. In a nutshell that is what I got from Milan. Nothing was too femme but almost every collection had a softness that would have at one time been exclusively associated with womenswear...
Etro, Ferragam0, Missoni and even Bottega pushed the fall palette through their layered perfections. Colors met prints and textures while remaining refined to this new archetype.
Gianfracno Ferre, Burberry, Niel Barret and Versace tapped into the bolder and more serious utilitarian man. We saw different interpretations of shielding/armour in each of these collections.
As always Jil Sander is sleek, chic and progressive. Details such hardware and pockets are emphasized by geometric shapes. A brilliant reinterpretation of the suit.
And of course, the world of Mr. Alexander McQueen. A world where intricate textile developments meet lustrous silhouettes making the unexpected accepted. A true visionary in fashion, McQueen tells it how he feels it.