From 15-19 January 2016: Milano Moda Uomo
After Christmas things can seem a little bleak and miserable, but that’s okay because Milan will soon have an influx of well dressed men and women for this season’s Men’s Fashion Week.
After LCM in London, the dapper gentlemen make their way across the continent to Florence for Pitti and Milan.
Unlike women’s fashion week, Men’s fashion week is a little more relaxed. So maybe it’s easier for us to decide what to wear while dashing between shows. With 39 shows, 47 presentations and 9 events included in this season’s fashion week, it’s inevitable that in the coming days the city will be busier and livelier.
Last season, Versace dressed her models in fine fabrics, biker and bomber jackets with tunics. While Calvin Klein gave his models lively printed shirts and texture through pockets and detailing.
Because Gucci failed to make a lasting impression at the ladies show, they tried to up their game at the men’s show by introducing female models. Gucci’s director claims he doesn’t want to hold the brand hostage and wants to bring the old along with the new. So we wonder what they may bring to the table this season…
Following suit with the gender ambiguous models, Prada is getting people talking. With their most recent project at the Prada Fondazione in Milan; their current director believes the brand is seeing past modern day with their recent designs.
Sitting through Milan is like going through the ages; while London is full of newer, up-and-coming brands, Milan has a rich heritage. It is where we can see brands going through the past few decades with their name still in tact; such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo and Armani who never fail to disappoint with their impeccable eye to detail.
But, Men’s Fashion Week is not all about what might be seen on the catwalks and presentations. It’s also about what might see on the streets. During the summer season we saw trends of blue, white and colour across the dapper gentlemen. Given this this season’s trends of checked tailoring, wide-leg trousers and tonal greys it will be interesting to see how bloggers and press will be dressed.
With most shows and presentations invite-only it’s not easy to get in with the action unless you’re in the industry. However, if you check the schedule on the Camera Della Moda website, you can get in on the action outside the venues and city hotspots before and after shows.
You can view the entire calendar and events schedule here.
Date: 15-19 January 2016
Location: Various locations around Milan
See www.milanomodauomo.it for the calendar of events and live streaming throughout.