4 GAME-CHANGING SS15 MENSWEAR SHOWS
Didn't you hear? Minimalist is the new black in menswear. And here's four SS15 menswear collections that completely owned it.
With Alexander Wang at the helm as creative director,
stays true to the all-black outfit mantra to the tee and down to the last detail. I can't get enough of business meets sports aesthetic, especially with the tailored overcoats and black techno sneakers - every ensemble speaks to me on a deep, sartorial level.
A surprise contender to many, I am sure, but
is making its biggest comeback in menswear yet. Since the debut of its SS14 runway collection, I've never been more mesmerized by Italo Zucchelli's masterpieces. He's able to realize minimalist pieces in ways that are transformative, wearable and tailored at the same time. Nude is a color I am already beginning to integrate in my own wardrobe. All shades of it.
I first discovered Joseph's menswear collection when I reviewed its FW14 collection, and I was completely enthralled by the French meets British punk-rock aesthetic. The SS15 collection is no different - the waffle-knit ensemble is so on-point. And the baseball shirt and blazer combo? It can't get any more genius than that. Joseph, without a doubt, is the menswear brand to watch for seasons to come.
, in my opinion, has captured the current zeitgeist of menswear. Powerful, minimal pieces came pounding down the runway for his SS15 menswear show - the all-white outfits were highly stylized but still managed to be wearable and breathtaking. Not an easy feat to accomplish at all. Not to mention,
. Neil Barrett is one menswear show I always look forward to, for consistency, ingenuity and conversation starters.
Minimalist menswear, as evidenced by these four shows, are quickly becoming the new standard for everyday wear. Everything, from the silhouettes to the textures and details, are purposeful, thoughtful and beyond fresh. The aesthetic genres are all colliding with one another - I personally love the combination of streetwear meets business. There's a certain freshness to a suited look with a fitted long blazer, loose trousers or joggers, paired with a statement shoe (this could range from lace-up oxfords to sneakers, boots and even sandals). The element of unisex and androgyny is ever-present. Never has there been a more exciting time to further the dialogue of cutting-edge, fashion forward menswear. Timelessness is being redefined, folks.