Att'n Guys! Style Picks from Autumn/Winter'12 Milan & Paris Fashion Weeks...

Zina Tasreen , 14 Feb 2012
Berluti A/W’12 ‘tableau vivant’ presentation ‒ bril!

Right, I told you about the Autumn/Winter’12 trends from the Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks. Here are bits and pieces which caught my fancy on my rummage through the lookbooks. Hope you like!

Jonathan Saunders A/W’12

On the top of that list is the knitwear from Jonathan Saunders’s first standalone menswear presentation. Actually, scrap that, I loved the entire collection. Every single item, rather ‘piece’, from this modish yet reasonable (who knew it was possible to be both?) collection. So much that I fancy some for myself! Inspired by the works of architect/furniture designer Charlotte Perrinand, it was a masterclass of colours and textures.

ami A/W’12 presentation

Another collection I loved in its entirety was ami, an up-and-coming French label. Founded and designed by Alexandre Mattiussi, it specialises in a fuss-free but elegant look, and the A/W’12 line was true to this hymn: infinitely wearable and shorn of any trend references. Sounds like you? It’s affordable, too. You can get it, wherever in the world you happen to be, from mr.porter.com (no, I don’t work for Mr. P, tragically ‒ yet).

Tailcoats (from left to right): Etro, Yohji Yamamoto

Tailcoats. Elegance epitomized, yet criminally underused. Which is why I loved the sightings of them, in a happy-go-lucky-state, on the runways of Etro and Yohji Yamamoto. Being a tramp at heart despite having my pulse in the luxury sector, I loved Yohji Yamamoto’s exegesis of them the best.

Leather Lapels at Yves Saint Laurent; CoSTUME NATIONAL’s quirky double-breasted jacket

Rather fetching I found was Stefano Pilati’s politic use of the ever tricky leather, to achieve contrast lapels. I loved the cheek of CoSTUME NATIONAL’s Ennio Capasa, too. Just look at his spin on the double- (or, 1.5- ?) breasted jacket!

Dries Van Noten A/W’12

The pop of colour in the collar sends this look, from Dries Van Noten, from mundane to engaging. Clever stuff, as always, from Dries.

Polka dot cameo at Burberry Prorsum A/W’12

Christopher Bailey came up with yet another strong collection ‒ arguably the best of MFW ‒ for Burberry, of which the cameo by polka dots delighted me the most. A sprinkle of polka dots goes a long way in elevating a run-of-the-mill look, as shown by Christopher here. Do consider :-)

Louis Vuitton A/W’12
Yves Saint Laurent A/W’12

Metal bits on shoes were all the rage in the A/W’12 runways. Needless to further mention my weak spot for monk straps, but these shoes at Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent had me drooling too!

That’s it from here. Next stop: New York… !

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