BEST OF PFW FW2014: THE TRENDS
BLACK ON BLACK
The perennial combination for the ultimate chic factor. It's timeless as it is continually daring and on edge. Black is the new black for FW14 as demonstrated by both
ultra sleek and multi-texutred aesthetic, and I can't help but fall in love with it over and over again.
Boots from Alexander Wang, Multi-zipper leather top and trousers from Balenciaga
Olivier Rousteing brought the savannah adventure with a reinvention of leopard and zebra prints and brilliantly re-engineered them for
Balmain's 2014 menswear collection
. I am in awe with how well he managed to do so while staying on brand; Balmain's design DNA is still seen throughout in the buttery leather pieces and embellished bomber jackets.
Buttery leather jacket and pants, leopard print jacket, bejeweled zebra-patterned bomber jacket
THE WILD, WILD WEST
Phillip Lim's FW14 menswear collection
was my least favorite out of all the shows, but I can get with the wild, wild west influences. These were the two strongest looks in my opinion, especially the denim and denim ensemble that masterfully played with varying proportions.
FENDI IS FOR FUR
Fur caused quite a frenzy for PFW 2014 menswear shows this season, and
Fendi's FW2014 collection
singlehandedly made it acceptable to hit the streets with it once again. Not that it was ever inappropriate, really. Whether you're fur real or faux real, you can't deny the luxe appeal of Fendi's latest offerings. If the polar vortex is any indication that weather climates are even less predictable, I would snuggle up with one of these babies -- stat!
All of the fur coats and jackets
Just when you thought ombre has seen its heyday, it comes back with quite a sexy vengeance in
Neil Barrett's FW2014 collection
. The gradient ombre is particularly well-done and refreshing, considering how pervasive it was a while back. I love how Neil Barrett made the technique relevant again for Fall/Winter.
That galactic bomber needs to be on your radar.
Carven's FW2014 menswear collection
was quite minimal on the whole, but what stood out to me was how unisex some of the looks were. I already wholeheartedly accept womenswear as menswear. To see Carven validate this sartorial niche gives me hope for the future of menswear and the direction is going in.
For full coverage on all FW2014 menswear shows, check out Style.com