PFW | Balmain Spring/Summer 2013

PFW | Balmain Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear

Here we have Balmain’s S/S 2013 collection was on display over the weekend at Paris Fashion Week. The pieces mix menswear essentials with fine detailing and a sometimes-eclectic color choice. Slim-fitting chinos are shown with blazers and fine leather jackets, both of which are adorned with details. More looks at the offerings below.

MR PORTER | What They Wore at Milan Fashion Week

MR PORTER | What They Wore at Milan Fashion Week Video

There’s a ton of street style photography taking place during the fashion week and tradeshow circuits but MR PORTER‘s opted to hold off on stills and give us a video that highlights some of the top accessories spotted at this past week’s Milan Fashion Week. “Whether on faces or feet, the men at Milan Fashion Week have been adding a spot of sprezzatura with their accessories. See a few that caught our eye.” Check out the video below.

MFW | Boglioli Spring/Summer 2013 Presentation

MFW | Boglioli Spring/Summer 2013 Presentation

During this month’s Milan Fashion Week, Boglioli presented their S/S ’13 menswear collection in a converted factory space. The offerings ranged from their signature unconstructed jackets, garment dyed suiting and casual, tailored staples while the event featured food and drink prepared by legendary figures of classic Italian menswear including Nino Cerruti (owner of Cerruti 1884), Lucian Barbera (of Luciano Barbera), and Mario Boglioli himself.

The Spring 2013 collection draws inspiration from two American gentlemen of the 1920’s: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, icons of a sophisticated and timeless class. Classic elements of elegance are re-interpreted by Boglioli in a contemporary key with the addition of refined and sought-after elements.

MFW | Moncler Gamme Bleu Spring/Summer 2013

MFW | Moncler Gamme Bleu Men's Spring/Summer 2013

With Milan Fashion Week underway, we’ve got our first runway preview in the form of Moncler Gamme Bleu and the label’s S/S 2013 collection. Thom Browne blends his hand-made tailoring sensibility with Moncler‘s expertise in active sportswear and outerwear, delivering another highly welcomed collection that’s sure to be a hit come next year. The concept this time around centers around the sport of sailing as the offerings feature sailing gear inspired jackets with sailor collars flaps and trousers that flare from the knee. Beyond this, you can expect the usual classic menswear such as suits, sport coats, Chesterfield coat, trench, capes, cardigans, polos, trousers and shorts. The full collection is split into three inspiration groups — all white group; red, whitea and blue group as well as a black tie, formal group with a bit of “rain slicker” yellow.

More looks from the presentation can be found below.

Pitti Uomo 82 | Salvatore Piccolo Spring/Summer 2013

Salvatore Piccolo at Pitti Uomo 82 Spring/Summer 2013

Pitti Uomo is underway and one of the best S/S 2013 previews to hit the webs is that of Napoli designer Salvatore Piccolo. For next spring, the designer looks to blend Japanese fabrics with Italian styling and construction. Look for Japanese denim selvedged shirts as well as those of the cotton and canvas variety. There are also a handful of Piccolo-exclusive fabrics that can be seen on some of the linen suiting. All-in-all, there’s much to appreciate in Salvatore Piccolo’s Spring 2013 offerings, most of which can be seen below. (via Men’s Reverie)

Ozwald Boateng Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Ozwald Boateng Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at London Fashion Week

London-based designer Ozwald Boateng had an exceptional showing at last week’s London Fashion Week. Though his Fall 2012 collection is not as vibrant as we’ve seen from him in season’s past, it’s still one to keep an eye on for next winter. The warm fabrics and muted tones play well together while the cuts deliver a well-crafted lineup of goods. The Japanese-inspired aesthetics blend well with the British roots of the label and make for some must-have offerings.

Todd Snyder Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Todd Snyder Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at NYFW

Todd Snyder presented his Fall 2012 collection this week at New York Fashion Week. Entitled, “American in Paris”, the offerings are loosely inspired by Brassai’s louche photographic visions of Paris de nuit. Included in the lineup are tailored topcoats and a ton of more military-inspired pieces such as sulfur-dyed cargos, black indigo office sweaters, and oiled moleskin pea coats. Looks at the entire collection below.

NYFW | Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Fall/Winter 2012 Presentation

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Fall/Winter 2012 at NYFW

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen presented their Fall 2012 collection during this week’s New York Fashion Week, once again delivering staple items with some really amazing detailing. Look for outstanding outerwear alongside suiting in warm fabrics. The color palette is strong as well with neutral colors dominating and a few shots of color throughout to give the collection some edge.

Rolling Stone Italy Debuts Rock & Roll Style, Vol. 1

Rolling Stone Italy Debuts Rock & Roll Style, Vol. 1

The boys over at Selectism give us a look at Rolling Stone Italia’s debut Rock & Roll Style issue. It was specially produced to be released during Pitti Uomo and Milan Fashion Week, with a well-produced stream of content for the Italian gentleman. Topics ranged from product reviews and style tips to some more in-depth features like those for Brooks Saddles and Victorinox knives. The price for such an exceptional read? Free.

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2012 Men's Collection, Paris Fashion Week

Nicolas Ghesquière’s continues to mature Balenciaga‘s menswear lineup with his work for the Fall 2012 collection. The offerings are more sophisticated and aim to deliver a more refined blend of timeless and modern pieces. The construction is sharp with hints of futurism while the fabrics utilized are nothing short of exceptional.

Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2012 Video

Dior Homme Fall/Winter 2012 Men's Show at Paris Fashion Week

For Fall 2012, Dior Homme‘s Kris Van Assche delivered a heavily military-inspired collection. The showing in Paris was dominated by olive colored pieces for most of the early parts with a strong mix of fabrics ranging from cashmere and leather to wool blends. Each piece tailored to perfection, the show diversified as it went on with insertions of suiting in black to bring back some classic Dior Homme styling.