Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show Menswear Collection for Fall Winter 2011
Men who are looking for something different in their cold-weather wear will appreciate the variety coming out of Fall Fashion Week in Paris. This year's layers are full of color, texture and style that is, for the most part, very wearable.
VERSACE: If you were waiting for full-body leather to make it to menswear, your prayers have been answered. Versace maximized its impact with leather jackets and pants from traditional black to striking blue. Dusty plum was also a mainstay in some of his outfits, often against splashes of reds and yellows.
JUNYA WATANABE MAN: This designer's collection is effortlessly cool, with minimal layering or fussy color coordinating. Instead, accessories make the man with charcoal bowlers, simple ascots, loose ties and, of course, killer shades. Plus, high-water slacks add a touch of geek chic.
PRADA: Bright, rather than bold, colors gave Prada's show extra pop against the background of its typical camel and black offerings. The lines were overall classic and polished, perfect for adding inspiration to your typical work clothes or outerwear.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: Tweed meets Shredder is one of the easiest ways to describe this collection. The full-tweed suits are slightly monotone and rather reserved when paired with a button-up shirt in similar shades. Meanwhile, shield-like tweed jackets call out to the Ninja Turtle lurking inside all men.
BURBERRY PRORSUM: This line is a little all over the place, but in a good way. Jackets stole the show, ranging from colorful yellows and blues to fur-heavy collars. Classic sweaters snuck in occasionally, often paired with a sort of reverse-acid wash dirty jean.
NEIL BARRETT: The coolest thing about this line was the variety of ways he worked in patches. Found on the knees of pants, the fronts of jackets and the two-toned sport coats, it came across as looking cool rather than kooky.
DSQUARED2: For some reason, the men in this show looked like they'd just been taken through the gauntlet, and the fashion had a sort of tuxedo-meets-motocross-meets-90's vibe. Lots of shiny elements, button-up shirts and bloody noses. But maybe you're into that.
D&G: Snowboarders were the obvious influence in this line, from ultra-bundled outfits to snow-white suits with snow boots to match. This show speaks deeply to the man that can't get enough of his winter gear, on or off the slopes.
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