D&G, Milan. No fashion statement could have been clearer than this one: you need a foulard. Not around your head or neck: we are talking fashion, we are talking fabric. Take a look.
Heraldry, paisley, "cravatteria", prints and foulards. A luxurious game of mix & match. No more Hawaiian shirts, no more flower prints, no more cartoons and intricate geometries. Got it?
Even when you are down playing it you should remember your noble spirit. Menswear doesn't usually require you to wear adornments, however, D&G's SS12 Collection hints to luxury - meant here as history. Milan's fashion week seems to be screaming relax and enjoy yourself (or your money). Travel around the world in search of exotic places (hence the prints), on a safari, in India, wearing silk. The union of the practical raws (denim, linen, raffia) with the softest fabric. A subtle message? Enjoy and splurge, no need to look so somber. It doesn't go well with a tan.
Hello Jackets or shall we say foulard jackets: whether blazers or bombers the concept goes print.
Mix and Match with denim: shirts made out of denim and foulard details.
Paisley love: a decoration or the flip side of a man's back.
Washed linen: a total must for sudden safari urges. The jackets are deconstructed, no lining.
The lower fit or lower inseam for the trousers. Bermudas play with the foulard theme letting denim appear in the details.
Denim washes from the past, a celebration of D&G's denim history. Mix and match with foulard: a must.
The absolute must-haves of the collection: the Havan hats - in raffia or with a foulard print on them. See heraldry, another must-print on the twill silk shirts and jackets. The novelty? Moccasins: hand-stitched in foulard printed suede.
Style by Yuri Ahn
Text by Acelya Yonac
Photo Credits: Luca Cannoniere and Michele Morosi