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Autumn Winter 2015 The Menswear Shows
Get a heads up on the who, what, wear of Autumn/Winter 2015 menswear shows...
Flying the flag high for quintessential British style with a bohemian twist, heavy-weights Burberry nailed the trend for layering, mixing and matching textures and fabrics from all-out camouflage to more demure paisley prints. Going big on outerwear, trenches, Chesterfields, cabans, pea coats and bombers, came in a flurry of rainbow shades, with key accessories being the fringed scarf and Carryall bag. Watch the show as it hit the runway - Burberry Prorsum AW15 Menswear
Meanwhile, at Alexander McQueen, a collection entitled The Democratic Muse was an ode to the equality of uniform dressing, with the brand's own subversive edge. Taking key silhouettes such as the donkey jacket or tailored tabard, garments were adorned with individualistic stylings, emblazoned with the word 'Honour', with floral embellishment from jacquard and poppy detailing.
At Paul Smith, tailoring was top of the agenda with his collection A Suit To Travel In. Taking that theme and quite literally running with it, the designer demonstrated just how dynamic the collection is, as Olympic gymnasts put it through its paces through jaw-dropping aerial displays.
Over in Milan the energy from the designers was palpable with Dsquared2 celebrating its 20th anniversary with a collection which gave a sartorial nod to the brand's heritage - think cool parkas, ultra distressed denim jeans, not to mention tailoring in the form of sharp tuxes with embroidered detailing. Also keeping it in the family, at Dolce & Gabbana, the design duo looked to the family unit for inspiration, using photographs of family life to punctuate sweaters and tees, while more tailored pieces were adorned with family crests, embroidered detailing and luxuriously opulent jacquard and silks.
Following on from Milan, the fashion powerhouses hit the Paris runways, with Valentino looking to geometry as inspiration for their angular colour-blocking decoration emblazoned upon sweaters, shirts, jackets and coats, while continuing their chrysalis from SS15 with the butterfly motif becoming a dark moth embroidered on a jacket, accompanied by other exquisitely embroidered pieces including a map of the planets sweeping across a shirt.
At Balmain Olivier Rousteing went for high drama opulence with decadent supersize wide-leg trousers or cooler super-skinny bikers in knit, leather and even velvet, while for Alexander Wang's AW15 collection, the designer mixed and matched his prints opting for all-out geometric in sweaters, coats and even winter shorts, with a softer feathered leaf jacquard on trousers, blazers and tops.
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