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Diesel Black Gold saw its boys wear school jumpers with ripped, zipped and patched up denim worn with traditional striped and crested school blazers with safety pins, tartan and bondage trousers that zipped up the back leg. These were clothes for the rebellious kind. Diesel Black Gold's designer Andreas Melbostad sent a message of preppy punks down his runway, and it's a look that will no doubt work well on a commercial level for the Italian-owned fashion house.
Emporio Armani sent models in pairs down his runway, wearing slouchy yet structured silhouettes, layers of knitwear and funnel collars. Zip details edged and sliced through garments, and the show was rounded off with a final procession of sleek eveningwear. Accessories included subtly platformed boots and thick soled lace up brogues in clashing textures of pony hair, smooth and scaly leather.
Fendi may best be known as as luxury furrier and accessories company, but its menswear deserves as much attention. Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi knows her fabrics, bringing luxurious texture to shearling which resembled corduroy and fur that appeared to be brushed and spiked on hooded jackets. This was a show celebrating the fine craftsmanship of the house, like a shearling coat edged in suede or a Harris tweed suit in patchwork wool. This is Italian fashion at its most luxurious.
Images: Fendi, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Diesel Black Gold