We’re not necessarily advocates of the “his-and-her” fashion statement, but when it looks this good you’ll forgive us for trying. Foulards for men!
The SS12 D&G collections for men and women were conceived out of the same inspiration foulards! However, the similarities between the collection generally stop at the fact that the 70cm x 70cm handkerchief are the starting point for each garment. The woman’ collection is garish, over the top and with a definite 70s feel, while the men’s collection is casual chic, with dusty blues and grey and only injections of heraldic printed foulards with red or gold.
In demure hues like dusty blue and grey the foulard takes on a new meaning. Denim trimmed silk twill shorts and contrasting silk twill summer jacket are must haves. The suede deconstructed boots, made out of one single piece of hide are luxurious footwear for the summer months. Add a contrasting print hat and you’re ready to take the heat.
Denim has a much stringer influence in the D&G menswear collection than the women’s. The mix and matching of silk twill foulards and denim is almost ubiquitous, and of course very D&G: many garments were born of classic denim shirts or jeans and then the handkerchiefs were attached on top- so to speak.
For the evening the look centres on the blazer. Shorter, with notched lapels and entirely made of silk twill, this blazer is a modern take on a gentleman’s pyjama jacket. Play it down with a light denim shirt and matching slouchy, distressed and ripped jeans for a summery evening look.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni