ABC’s: Men’s Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Fashion Week Reviews

The runways of Paris and Milan have been haute for the past week or so as all the top designers flaunt their newest creations. Some left me overjoyed and totally inspired while others left me wondering "why"? I'll highlight different shows over the next few months, but I figured I'd start you all off with the ABC's- meaning a quick synopsis of the collection of a few designers whose names just happen to start with A, B, or C.
Fashion Week Milan Paris: (prepare yourself… I'm in fashion mode and I am therefore not responsible for the things I say… lol. just kiddin)

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Adam Kimmel.
 

Adam Kimmel. frumpy see as frumpy do. Even though it seems as though many have moved passed baggy and saggy and turned to more clean lines and straight silhouettes, Kimmel like other designers this season, are showing otherwise. Here again we have a rising of the over-sized and bulky… do we leave it or do we love it…. who knows. But he certainly takes the worker look to a real level, almost giving each look its own personal story- and for that reason I am a fan… 7.8/10.

PS- I live for the star and striped sweater. People who dress like this in real life are always so cool.

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Alessandro Dell Acqua.

 


Alessandro Dell Acqua. flesh tones, cuffs, bigger tops smaller bottoms, structured shoulders… in the water we all must go (high-watered pants)… Though Dell'Acqua's new catch phrase is "bourgeois revolution", I for some reason, get a feeling of "modern goth with alot of class"- clean yet emotional in subtle ways- the elongated sleeves, cuffed pants, flesh tones… immaculate pieces for the most part… 7.9/10.

 

 

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Alexander McQueen.
 


Alexander McQueen
. drama is his middle name- always has been always will be. I must say aside from the scary faces McQueen unsurprisingly brings it once more- his array of designs, patterns, textures, shapes, can easily be seen in the wardrobe of any well dressed man. When viewing his collection, like always, you have to look at the individual pieces. And the pieces are very well executed. Though I feel like these models are going to jump off the screen and get me- I do like the overall collection… but I didn't however like the order of the show, I would have changed it a bit… 8.9/10… The man is a brute.
 

 

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Bottega Veneta.


Bottega Veneta. "Excuse me gentlemen, but can I take you home with me," that is the feeling I get after viewing Veneta's collection. These are the clothing of a pristinely dressed gentleman. Great, I mean just great jackets- especially in the chocolate section- this is what fall is all about! My only criticisms would go to the short sweater and large trouser combos- oh how I do hate that silhouette, I am simply not a fan… never have been never will be. Overall, Bottega makes the monochromatic trend I spoke of earlier this month seem like a work of art. I absolutely adore this collection… (applauds) 9.3/10.

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Burberry Prorsum.

Burberry Prorsum. (Christopher Bailey) We all love you and we all buy you, but… if you don't mind me saying so- "the show" was completely uninspiring. Well, maybe completely is a bit harsh, but the only thing I found special was the use of velvet. Again we see the frumpy crotch heavy harem pants… I really do wonder if this trend will hit America in a big way. Seems totally appropriate for England and the pebble stone streets of Italy, but America, hmmmm- who knows.The highlight of the show was… well, there wasn't really one, but I did like the 2nd to last look because of the blouse and jacket- so perfectly tailored, so burberry. Besides that, the ever changing shapes and cuts of the pants were completely distracting leaving me slightly annoyed. And the random graphic tees left me perplexed. But again, just for the record- we do all love you Burberry- today just wasn't your day.
 

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Comme Des Garcons.


Comme Des Garcons. dressing in the dark is so obviously the name of this game. Perhaps the Comme Des Garcons show would have meant more to me if I had been there, but since I wasn't I can only ask "When did the circus come to town"? The girly shoes, wide yet short pants, and unsuccessfully playful silhouettes left me thinking- wtf? Rei Kawakubo', my darling, I hate to ask, but "when will the show end". Though her shows are always playful, they also always include pieces that can be confidently worn alone- this years collection lacks that. Coincidentally this is the same show Kanye and his colorful crew were photographed outside of and many weren't fans of their get-ups either… but hey, maybe we just didn't get the memo.

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Stay Tuned for more mini-reviews of the
Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Menswear Collections
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Cindy of the Urban Gentleman

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2 Comments


  1. comme des garcons- no. last season her show was wacky, but cohesive and logical, this is circus.

    burberry- ur right, i am not inspired, but i do like the jacket and blouse in the middle.

    bottega veneta- i have to have that in my closet now.

    alexander mcqueen- he’s my favorite designer so im biased.

    dell acqua- i actually like this one alot, except for the pants, but im getting tire of everyone with this thom brown thing

    adam kimmel- i dig the sweater though.

  2. MCQUEEN AND VENETA

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