Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.
Milan Fashion Week, the first of the much anticipated male fashion weeks, kicked off the weekend before last and spectators were not disappointed at the latest a/w 11/12 collections.
Stand out shows so far include Moncler Gamme Bleu’s equestrian themed collection, which began with five horsemen in Moncler riding coats trotting out to greet the masses. A smart country aesthetic was seen with jodhpurs, saddlebags and leather riding boots, tailored blazers in tweed, houndstooth and oxford checks.
Knitwear comes in bright hues this season for Frankie Morello’s chunky knits. Vivienne Westwood also included flashes of bold colour knits in her country gentlemen themed collection, whilst her models bore blood red stained lips for that signature Westwood eccentricity.
Outerwear dominated Burberry Prorsum’s show in a spectrum of shades from electric blue to soft coffee and tangerine orange to dusty red. All shapes & styles were explored with classic trench & duffle coats, boxy shapes with voluminous shoulders & sleeves and bright patent raincoats.
Fashion Week in the Italian style capital has certainly lived up to expectations, with incredible collections from a vast number of some of the most well-established designers.