MILAN MENSWEAR A/W’2015-2016 : DAY 2

After a fabulous start of 2015 with London Collections: Men, Milan Fashion Week Menswear A/W’2016 has finally come by to truly showcase Italian finesse and attention to detail with numerous designers showcasing their collections.It officially commenced with DSQUARED2’s collection being presented on the 16 January, 2015.

Here’s a brief roundup of some of the designers and fragments of their collection:

Ermenegildo Zegna: The Italian luxury fashion house emphasized on vertical rectangle silhouettes with men majorly wearing long coats and regular-fit pants. Wintery material like lambskin leather, velvet and other woolen knits were extensively used. The colour palate was more or less sober with black, white, navy green, dark grey, dull brown and a dash of colour with tangerine. The collection had a formal & outdoorsy appeal.


Costume Nationale Homme: The collection had a quirky and dressy appeal in terms of fabric and their combinations. The color palate encompassed light brown, tan, and black with a hint of bright like sky blue and red. Apart from the regular long coats, the exotic feathered coat and embellished jacket were absolute standouts!


Andrea Pompilio: The collection had a sporty vibe combining dull winter and bright summer shades. Apart from informal ensembles like sweat pants and sporty jackets with the AP print, it also showcased formal outfits like trench coats and double breasted jackets with a sporty funk in terms of colour and material. What really stood out for me in this collection was the bright warm yellow sweater which would uplift anyone with the winter blues.


Les Hommes: This particular collection presented by the designer duo definitely reflected fine Italian taste in terms of urban menswear. Keeping colour palates minimal with black, white, silver and dark grey added a sense of masculinity and power. From lambskin leather coats, satin suits to argyle-inspired sweaters; the collection was indeed remarkable!


Neil Barrett: The designer kept it casual yet classy in his collection. Navy green, currently a hot trending colour with designers stood out among sober the winter shades he incorporated. It seemed to have been military inspired with men in military trench coats marching the runway. Traditional fabrics like tweed, leather, and shearling were also used.


Philipp Plein: The collection had a very gangster-military-sporty vibe. The German designer definitely showcased fierce masculinity with a streak of aggression in his edgy ensembles. Black, light grey, military-green were his collection’s colour palate. From skinny leather pants with knee pants, bedazzled jackets to futuristic yet animalistic headgear, the collection made you want more in terms of innovation.


Dolce & Gabbana : The acclaimed designer-duo’s collection was not only inspired by the word ‘family’ but was also directly reflected in the garments itself (See over sized sweatshirts). The colour palate was a classic black and white combination. The collection had a slimmer silhouette than the previous collection with focus on the upper V-shaped torso. D&G incorporated their signature floral in silk blazers with tailored pants which truly stood out in this collection.


Day 2 of Milan A/W’2015-2016 definitely had an assortment of aesthetics from sporty chic to the good-old-classics, the designers who truly stood out today in terms of their collection were Neil Barrett for his Italian finesse and Philip Plein for his futuristic appeal.

Photo Credits: Vogue UK