Click on the list below to read Luxos reviews of the runway fashion shows and presentations seen at the fall-winter 2011-2012 men's collections in Milan
Costume National Homme
Moncler Gamme Bleu
Work and play
"What does the season look like? What are the trends for fall-winter 2011-2012?" This is the question that the fashion journalists were receiving as they waited for the next runway show to begin. As usual, there were some dominant themes, variations on themes, and some departures from the major themes, reflecting the degree to which brands are capable of ignoring or reinterpreting the future concepts scouted and reported by cool hunters and trend spotters a couple of years ahead of the target season. Colours for fall-winter 2011-2012 were basically the entire range of greys and blacks, plus white, beige, camel, and some accent colours, strawberry red, bordeaux red, light green, electric blue and a few others. Looks echoed 1930s blue-collar workers, the 1950s Gattaca-type perfection of clean-shaven efficiency, immaculate evening dress, grunge-type wanderers, chunky knitwear, oversized, aggressive footwear, and a lot of pockets. Trenchcoats and aviator jackets were a virtually constant feature, though in many variants on the classical themes.
Shoes were oversized, aggressive and chunky, with sharks-tooth profile soles of greater thickness than previously, and with details that ranged from zip-on gaiters to Swarovski crystals inset into the toes.