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Thursday, June 28, 2007


blaynista's, what do i love more than life itself? mens clothing! okay, maybe i am being dramatic. but you get the point. i live for fabulous, colorful, sexy, body flattering mens pieces. which is why i am ferklempt at not being in milan to check out the menswears collections being debuted by all the designers we love (fendi, calvin klein, marni, etc.) luckily, one of my favorite fashion news services, has provided extensive reviews of each show. i selected a few of my favorite ones to share with you. if you read them, then close your eyes and imagine the pieces. you'll almost feel like you were there. trust me! i tried!



"Italo Zucchelli produced one of the best collections seen so far this week in Milan. The designer managed to infuse the season's lightness of being with a slick modernity that moves menswear in a totally new direction. Drawing on those iconic images from Bruce Weber's Calvin Klein 80s ad campaigns, the collection was imbued with a sense of sparse athleticism, fro m the clean greys, taupes and white of the palette, to the taut, minimal silhouettes.
There was all the comfort of the tracksuit, second-skin cycle shorts and classic vest tops; an easy SB suit worked in the comfort of marled grey sweatshirting; the effortless simplicity of a jumpsuit crafted from a crisp shirt and matching pant; and the futuristic shim mer of a silvery blouson. And in among all the testosterone-laden athleticism, beautiful aquarelles of sunrise pinks and a flash of cornflower blue, adding a softer tactile appeal."


get into these man bags son! i live for them! (

"Fendi's spring/summer collection was a beautiful, fresh take on the modern man's wardrobe. Not simply casualising formalwear but also melding it into co mfortable and functional pieces with an ease of style that is truly rare.Silv ia Venturini told WGSN: "I wanted to work on the concept of lightness. I wanted to use very lightweight fabrics that I would normally use on shirts - but on su its. The idea was to create 'tracksuit-formal suits', where it was all about comfort." The colour palette continued this lightness with outfits all in the s ame very subtle tones - nuances of white, mint, buttercup and st one.The finest long-sleeve knits were worn over shirts and ties - all of the same colour tone - creating a beautiful sheer touch. And a fresh silhouette was seen in the form of beautiful, very wide trousers in a liquid metallic Lurex nylon."

these look sorta awkward to me.....(

"The season's emerging trends for lightness and colour bypassed Consuelo Castiglioni, whose spring/summer showing was a lesson in quiet sobriety. The palette of greys, black and inky blue spoke more of storm-tossed skies than sun-filled summer days. That sombre mood reinforced with the flat planes of colour that worked across short-sleeved jackets and shirts, thigh-cropped lightweight macs and the boyish knee-length shorts.The clouds parted however, to reveal a flash of intense sky blue for an easy shirt or when the house's signature prints took shape in the form of broad black-and-white brush strokes and a graphic pixelated chequerboard pattern. Minimal detailing and technical fabric finishes evoked a modernist feel, with clean fly-fronts, minuscule curved collars on crisp shirts and the plastic zip splicing the centre front of a simple grey knit."

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