Jul 8, 2010

spring 2011 menswear week

finally getting around to it.

louis vuitton/louis vuitton/hermes/etro

etro/d&g/burberry prorsum/calvin klein

dries van noten/jil sander/john galliano/kenzo

mihara yasuhiro/roberto cavalli/thom browne/yohji yamamoto

Above are just some I found particularly interesting. I am obviously drawn towards classic, clean cuts in unexpected fabrics or colors. This season, there were a lot of other designers that made drastically different pieces that I haven't shown here though.

I feel like even women should pay attention to trends in menswear, since many of these designers carry over the same color palette/concept to womenswear as well. Not only that, menswear is definitely so much more complex, in albeit a narrower exploration, than womenswear. Men only have suits, pants, shirts, and some accessories, while womenswear knows no limit. This also makes menswear that much more interesting to follow. The major pitfall for menswear is their lack of mass consumption exposure. These trends that get announced don't get sought after by the majority of the male population, nor do they get reproduced by the forever21s or the h&ms as much as womenswear does. There has to be some genius marketing idea waiting to be found to turn this industry around.

What do you think about the pieces I featured/about menswear in general?

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