As the summer season rolls in, so do the Spring Summer 2019 menswear collections. After the sensitivity and spiritualism that characterized LFWM, this past weekend it was Milan’s turn. The Italian fashion capital wasn’t short of talent and innovative ideas: from Astro-futuristic attires and streetwear, to clean lines and immaculate tailoring. Schön! takes you backstage at some of the most buzz-worthy collections from the weekend.
Massimo Giorgetti’s MSGM epitomised the essence of summer with this collection. Going back to his childhood and his own home of Rimini, referenced directly in one jumper, the collection was filled with nostalgia. Touristy palm prints, fruity and floral patterns, photographic retroelements and stills from the now anime cult classic Attacker You!, all made their way into the jumpers, tracksuits and t-shirts. Faithfull to the MSGM ethos, acid colours were dominant in the collection, particularly neons, intertwined with more parred down pieces in black, camel and denim.
Titled “Recovery”, Francesco Ragazzi’s SS19 for Palm Angels saw the house teaming up with acclaimed sportswear brand Under Armour. With sportswear and streetwear as the main angles, Palm Angels presented a wearable collection with hues of Americana and quasi-futuristic yet mod touches — as seen in the tiny swimming goggles the models strutted down the catwalk with as well as American flags and Eagle prints that emblazoned some of the pieces. Aptly, the collection took to the Californian skate scene and Yosemite as main inspirations and was made up of tracksuits, t-shirts, windbreakers and even dresses. Certainly, there was something for everyone.
Nº21’s SS19 collection was subdued yet striking. Clean lines and immaculate tailoring were present in the predominantly monochrome pieces, but asymmetry and colour made their way in as the collection continued. Textures were key, with pieces like a red PVC trenchcoat and shorts blurring the line between daring and modest. Alessandro Dell’Acqua presented a playful, colourful and, ultimately, summery collection.
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