MBFW | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

MBFW | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

J.Crew presented their men’s and women’s collections for Fall/Winter 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, showcasing two very complete and wearable collections. The brand’s done an exceptional job raising awareness for the presentation through their various social and digital outlets, most notably Instagram and Tumblr. The hype was built and J.Crew delivered.

Frank Muytjens, head of men’s design, pulled inspiration from many places including wide-angled David Bailey portraits from the 1960s, particularly ones of Michael Caine, a visit to the Welsh countryside and a day-trip to Oxford, England. The designer reexamined classics – English tweeds, oilcloth, herringbones and black watch fabrics, but cut in clean silhouettes gave them a kind of strong, masculine heft. These rich fabrics are delivered effortlessly in J.Crew’s Ludlow suit fit while other complimentary pieces fill up the rest of the collection. All-in-all, we saw the suiting for F/W 2013 to be the strongest we’ve ever seen from the American label.

MBFW | Public School Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

MBFW | Public School Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

Last night, Public School presented their Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Milk MADE Studios and we on hand to check it out. Designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have always looked at Public School to find perfection in imperfection and so the theme for F/W 2013 is natural. It centers around destruction and reconstruction to portray the essence of breaking objects down to their core and building them back up. Fabric development is key here with wool blended knits and stretch skins, making way for a solid collection featuring some top-notch pieces. The lineup includes tailored jackets with leather sleeves, ombre and fabric blocking in everything from shirts to sweaters as well as a few motorcycle jackets we can’t wait to see in-stores come this fall.

All the looks were paired with Generic Man x Public School creepers.

A.P.C. Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

A.P.C. Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

French brand A.P.C. gives us a look at their Fall 2013 collection which features a muted color palette that’s filled primarily with deep reds and blues, black and gray. There’s a collegiate influence here with the delivery of casual sweatshirts and a varsity jacket though the formal pieces aren’t forgotten. Look for well-fitting trousers and a navy double-breasted suit I was wish was in my closet yesterday.

PFW | Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

PFW | Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Once again, Thom Browne blessed the stage of Paris Fashion Week with a phenomenal collection. The heavy wools and tweeds are delivered in a range of patterns while the models wore the pieces in boxy cuts. The New York-based designer brought out stars, squares, and stripes to really make the offerings standout from seasons past. All-in-all, the suiting, as quirky as the presentation was, stood out the most as we expect the gray and midnight blue color palette to really be a push for Fall 2013.

T by Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

T by Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

T by Alexander Wang delivers another lineup of well-designed sportswear, ranging from hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts to some more minimalistic topcoats and a black leather jackets. Pieces from the label’s Fall 2013 collection bring understated luxe to what are usually casual looks. Look for the offerings to hit select retailers in the months ahead.

Pitti | Boglioli Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

Pitti | Boglioli Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

Here we have a look at Boglioli‘s setup at Pitti Uomo 83. The Italian label’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection, inspired in the work of avant-garde artist Bruno Contenotte, emphasises once again Boglioli’s passion for experimenting with unique materials and colours. Colour occupies space, organises it and shapes it. The artist’s lesson, logical and insane at the same time, sends Boglioli once again down unusual paths, to reach surprising effects. The colour palette focuses on golden oak, military olive, ginger bread, legion blue and rustic brown.

The overall vision of the latest lineup also pulls inspiration from Great Britain, with its history, traditions and culture. The concept of Heritage underpins the company’s journey through the sophisticated and elegant British world. Blend this with Boglioli’s contemporary outlook and constant search for new directions, innovative fabrics, treatments and cuts, we get a line that takes elegance and refinement to new heights. (via Men’s Reverie)

MFW | Marni Fall/Winter 2013 Men’s Collection

MFW | Marni Fall/Winter 2013 Men's Collection

The Marni Men’s collection for F/W 2013-14 draws inspiration from the extremes of the 1970s, delivering a lineup that’s clean yet full of tension. Some of the standout items of the season include the duffel coat, parka, v-neck, oxford shirts, and a slim suit that’s buttoned high. Each item seems to have a quirk of sorts as weasel’s used on the back of the short mac, suit trousers are cuffed or have adjustable straps at the hem. Nylon inserts highlight pocket flaps on a jacket while contrast sleeves and cuffs create a sense of structure on knits. We’re seeing a ton of brands blend sport and formality and Marni’s doing this as well with a grey suit jacket that features an external duvet layer.

Expect plenty of prints as well including dogstooth, micro grids, bold stripes on neat shirts. This season the ubiquitous Marni floral print is overblown and becomes ambiguous almost like bleach splashed on trousers. Overall, the colour palette is deep and moody with tones of mustard, burgundy, raspberry, camel, petrol and midnight blue, and charcoal. The Fabrics are dry with a range including wool felt, twisted wool, technical polyester, and cotton gabardine. Expect some amazing accessories to be added into the mix as well with a range including double-strap boots, zippered portfolios with embossed dogstooth motifs, washed leather duffel bags.

London Collections | Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2013

London Collections | Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2013

Alexander McQueen presented their Fall 2013 collection in London, giving us a lineup that’s filled with some really unique detailing. The presentation itself featured models with plastic masks and slicked hair, giving an early 1900’s type of vibe and the pieces followed suit. Relaxed suiting with pinstripes and velvet detailing dominated the runway show with hints of polka dots and other standout patterns tossed in the mix as well.

London Collections | Man Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

London Collections: Men | MAN Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Topshop-sponsored label MAN have unveiled their Fall 2013 offerings via London Collections: Men. MAN brings together student designers to create a unified brand image while bringing together varying skills and specialties. Featured this time around are designers Astrid Anderson, duo Agi & Sam, and Craig Green. The looks are skewing towards sportswear with blending of luxurious fabrics and modern silhouettes.

London Collections | Hentsch Man Fall/Winter 2013

London Collections: Men | Hentsch Man Fall/Winter 2013

Another presentation from London Collections: Men is Hentsch Man and their Fall 2013 offerings. The vibe for next fall looks to be a welcomed mix of laid-back California living and the chic tailored flair of European suiting. The result is relaxed suiting with single color geometric prints and monochrome block patterns. Also in the mix are a wide of complimentary items such as tees, knitwear, and double-breasted blazers.

PFW | Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013

PFW | Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear Show

With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, Thom Browne put his S/S 2013 collection on display, giving us a strong lineup from the New York designer. Colorful madras and plaid prints adorned the sartorial offerings. The blazers were slightly shrunk while the shorts and trousers were quite fitted as well. Colorful suiting and outerwear was shown alongside Mr. Browne’s accessory pieces as well such as umbrellas and sunglasses.