NYFW | GANT by Michael Bastian Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation

NYFW | GANT by Michael Bastian Fall/Winter 2011 Presentation

We had the opportunity to check out the GANT by Michael Bastian Fall 2011 collection in person last week at New York Fashion Week and have to say we were thoroughly impressed. The gifted designer took much inspiration from a weekend getaway in a small cabin in a Nordic forest, blanketed in snow and isolated from the rest of the world. The result is a tremendously curated lineup, which infuses American heritage with the brand’s Scandinavian roots.

Key pieces include waffle knit thermals, patched and mended Shetland sweaters, ski and tracking-influenced outerwear, as well as washed cotton moleskin, corduroy and flannel tailored pants and other clothing.

Preview | Steven Alan Fall 2011 NYFW Presentation

Preview | Steven Alan Fall 2011 NYFW Presentation
Steven Alan presented his Fall 2011 collection to kick off New York Fashion Week and from the preview shots, we’ve got a solid lineup to look forward to. The styling is very outdoorsy this time around with items such as a mountaineering jacket, down jacket, and four-button blazer all added to the mix. The layering is really well done with cardigans and other fine knits playing a crucial mid layer role. We spied at least one pair of hiking boots so let’s hope they’re still relevant next fall.

Adam Kimmel Fall/Winter 2011 at Paris Fashion Week

Adam Kimmel Fall/Winter 2011 at Paris Fashion Week

With Paris Fashion Week fully underway, what better way to kick things off than by showing you Adam Kimmel‘s Fall 2011 presentation. Honestly, I don’t know where to start as this line really looks stunning and the styling is well done and will definitely shows the team’s creative spirit. The line has an outdoorsy appeal to it and drops a handful of wearable pieces like an olive peacoat and a well-cut suit made from warm fabrics.

Milan Fashion Week | Versace Fall/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Versace Fall/Winter 2011

Versace‘s Fall 2011 collection looked great on the runway at Paris. The show reminds us what makes Donatella’s work so appreciated in the industry. The fall line is really well curated as it’s filled with plenty of suiting, each piece as precisely cut as the one before it. We’re seeing a lot of labels honing in on a color two and utilizing that finish in just about every piece they dish out and though most of Versace’s fall collection is fairly neutral, we dig the color infusion via accessories such as neckwear and gloves.

Milan Fashion Week | Costume National Fall/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Costume National Fall/Winter 2011

We’ve got a few more runway shows from Milan we wanted to cover before shifting over to Paris. Here, we’ve got looks from Costume National and we’re really excited about the label’s offerings for next fall. The fine knits stood out immediately, not only for their tailored fit but for the not-so-subtle infusion of color in some of the pieces. The suiting, as always, is looking solid and definitely a key aspect of Costume National’s offerings.

Milan Fashion Week | Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Jil Sander Fall/Winter 2011

For the next fall, Jil Sander continues to evolve her minimalistic approach by dropping suiting that’s more structured than we’d seen in the spring line and consistently darker as far as the color palette goes. The outerwear’s phenomenal though we can expect bigger pockets and a bit more functionality from these pieces. Jil Sander has also brought lots of texture into the line across all the items from the coats to the suiting and sweaters.

Milan Fashion Week | Ermenegildo Zegna Fall/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Ermenegildo Zegna Fall/Winter 2011

I’ve always believed that if you’re going to look for inspiration when it comes to suiting, look no further than the past collections from Ermenegildo Zegna. They’ve been consistently epic year in and year out but that’s because the Zegna name was built on suits and formal wear. Their F/W 2011 collection was on display at this week’s Milan Fashion Week and goes to show the label’s ability to deliver product that is forever timeless. The styling for the show was amazing as well-layered outfits and color palette that’s sure to admired next winter.

Milan Fashion Week | Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week | Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2011

The fun’s kicked off at this season’s Milan Fashion Week and the Burberry Prorsum A/W ’11 menswear show is leading the way in more ways than one. If you recall during last year’s show, Burberry gave their Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, the reigns to the company’s Twitter account to interact with the masses and give up constant updates leading up to the show. This year, the British-bred label is utilizing new technology in ways we’ve yet to see in the fashion industry.

The show was available via a global stream on the Burberry website which actually allows folks to instantly purchase the men’s collection through innovative “click to chat” functionality immediately following the live broadcast. Orders can be placed for one week until Sunday January 23rd and will be delivered within two months, giving the high fashion global consumer instant gratification receiving their product ahead of standard delivery times.

As for the product, needless to say it was phenomenal. Mr. Bailey leveraged the company’s longstanding reputation in the outerwear segment and dished out a plethora of coats for next winter. Honestly speaking, some of the detailing is outlandish but delivery is on point with plenty of well-cut trenchcoats and parkas in heavy wools.

Shop the Burberry Fall/Winter 2011 collection here.

NYFW | Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2011

NYFW | Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2011

If you’re looking for a more casual offering for the spring, Band of Outsiders has all the right pieces. Designer Scott Sternberg really changed the dynamic of BOO at this show, showing off a more relaxed look which included drawstring shorts, tees and button-downs. The well-cut suits from seasons past have also been loosened up a bit. The accessories are worth noting as well. Take belt strap on the boots really makes it a standout offering while still sticking to the casual direction.

More images after the jump. (via The Fashionisto)