S/S11 – Milan

Hoooooray for holiday weekends… at least in the USA here. Earlier this week I was talking to a co-worker and she mentioned that soon enough we’ll forced back into cold here in the Midwest. So I replied to her that the people in the trend department already have their eyes focused on 2011 with all of the runway shows that happening in Milan. This sparked my memory that I really haven’t done any of my favorite looks from the RL runway in a long time. Since the Milan shows only happened a couple of weeks ago, I figured I’d jump right on it and get you some of my fave looks. I’ll work this alphabetically by designers that had looks I liked and give short descriptions of what I like. FYI all of these images were taken by Andrew Thomas for GQ.com, except for the Moschino images, which were given to GQ directly from Moschino.

Burberry Prorsum
Burberry Prorsum

Left – Love the tan moto jacket with the contrast piping around the edge
Left Center – Fantastic jacket and the contrast colored buttons
Right Center – For some the rivets may be a bit much on the leather jacket, but I think they all seem perfectly placed.
Right – Love the shoes. Love the shirt. Love the trench coat.

Canali
Canali

I love the cut of all 3 blazers and their contrast buttons. Love the dip-dyed shoes on the left and right, and those cool navy shoes in the center too.

Corneliani
Corneliani

One of my favorite shows that I saw from Milan. I love how all of the looks from the show were very cool and casual. These were definitely my faves, but there were others as well.

Costume National
Costume National

Loved these two khaki suits with the contrast buttons on the blazers again and rolled cuffs on both pants. I also liked the contrast piping on the left along with those pocket flaps on the right.

D&G
D&G

Left – The shorts are awesome and I love how it switches up from gingham on the shirt to the micro-gingham pattern on the placket, shirt pocket, and sleeves.
Center & Right – Very cool, clean colors and both blazers are shawl collar. Also love the double right-side pocket on the blazer to the right.

Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana

Top Left – One of my favorite looks so far. Love the jacket, love the skinny tie, and love the driver’s cap.
Top Center – Love how it’s cool and white (much like the previous 2 from D&G).
Top Right – Love the clean colors again, but also the fun, teeny pocket and the slim rope belt.
Bottom Left – Overall cool and liking the U-neck polo.
Bottom Center – Very similar to the first jacket in this collection and love the sage green color to it.
Bottom Left – You can never go wrong with a Dolce & Gabbana black suit.

Dsquared2
Dsquared2

Along with Corneliani up there, one of my favorite shows of Milan. Every look they put out was awesome. Some key notes from these images above, notice how the buttons on the blazers go in a sort of V pattern that follows the breast, double right-hand pocket and shawl collar blazers, shine fabrics, shameless use of denim in perfect spots.

Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani

Left – Love the contrast piping on the sweater and also how it has the notches like the breast of a blazer.
Left Center – Again the contrast buttons in the V pattern following the shawl collar and a nice accent with the pocket square.
Right Center – Love the classic navy suit, the rounding on the bottom of the blazer, and how the tie matches the little accent piece on the breast.
Right – Just like I just mentioned with the contrast buttons following the shawl collar and I love the subtle pattern to it the blazer.

Gucci
Gucci

All 6 of these looks are so diverse, but all really come together as one collection. Again you see the dip-dyed leather shoes, the double right-hand pocket, the contrast color buttons, and the shine fabrics. I love the big, shawl collar, cable-knit sweater and that very nice coat in the bottom center as well.

Iceberg
Iceberg

Not as many looks as I’m used to pulling from the Iceberg collection, but these 3 were the best. Again with the cable-knit sweaters and white & navy stripes were all over a lot of shows.

John Varvatos
John Varvatos

Left – That tie is amazing and the rest of the look isn’t half bad either. 😉
Center – Love the whole adventurer feel to that look. I think that leather jacket would just as great on Indiana Jones.
Right – Love the one-button, shawl collar suit. Clean lines and a great look.

Moschino
Moschino

Left – Love the mix ‘n’ match and those shoes are awesome.
Center – Obvious and clean contrast piping and nice red accent with the pocket square
Right – Totally love how they took the contrast piping to such a fun and whimsical place on that suit.

Versace
Versace

I loved the retro feel to this entire collection. The big winner pieces in here are: the tuxedo shirt that looks like a vest, but really isn’t, the striped shirt where the lines get closer and larger toward the center, the subtle pattern to the suit next to that shirt, and I really dug that overall beach-side look.

Extras
Extras #1

Left (Ermenegildo Zegna) – Loving the dip-dyed shoes, hat, and really the overall feel of the look.
Center (Etro) – Really like the contrast of the patterned shirt to the solid-colored suit and tie.
Right (Jil Sander) – Great navy suit with the contrast on the pockets and the rounded bottom to the blazer.

Extras #2

Left & Center (Prada) – Really cool sweaters and I love the colors that they used for them.
Right (Woolrich Woolen Mills) – I love all of the cargo pockets. Great for fishing or just cruising around on a lazy 4th of July weekend.

That’s everything that I’ve got from Milan and more coming from Paris’ fashion week, which happened last week, pretty soon. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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