Posts Tagged ‘fall fashion week’
Fashion Week returns with a deep (much-needed!) breath of fresh air for the upcoming spring 2013 season. Most of the lines feature series of texturized prepped-out spring looks, never-before-seen sweaters, a definable nod to pastel colors, and laid back 90s look with light fabrics. As we always seem to, (no we have no commercial/capital ties with this company, we promise! :), we love Michael Bastian’s spring collection. His stuff is always so fresh. It’s the dreaded-of-all words: wear-able—plus it’s crisp, original, and sexily subtle.
Let’s start with the Grey Linen Suit Look, shown on September 9, 2012:
“The gray linen suit look…can’t wait for summer to wear it!”—Ted Stafford, GQ Fashion Market Director
The Vibe for Spring 2013
It’s boogie nights this season at Michael Bastian, as the designer’s American alpha males are walking with some extra swagger in their step. It’s all thanks to a louche collection of menswear that’s equal parts sporty and relaxed, but always effortlessly cool. Bastian’s signature, classic menswear pieces made fresh, still anchors the lineup, seen in versatile sport coats and clever cut-off shorts, but the designer experiments even more in this outing, like crafting a deep V-neck sweater front in the style of a kimono robe. Never one to shy away from color, this season Bastian softened his hues, opting for a dusty palette that sees neutral grays and tans paired with pistachio and lilac. It’s a collection made for the type guy who owns any room he walks into—and, more importantly, knows it.
And Parke and Ronen never seem to disappoint either:
Parke and Ronen
“Print-on-print keeps it fresh.”—Michael Hainey, GQ deputy editor
And not only is the new fall line impeccable (as always!) and super trendy, check out the spring collection:
“Deep red doubled-breasted jacket on Clement. Sharp, slimmed-down version of a classic double-breasted blazer, in such a rich hue.”—Matthew Sebra, GQ associate fashion editor
…Fall Stuff We Love
Etro, Gucci, and Raf Simons
Keane Etro heads from Italy to the deserts of the American southwest. Our favorite looks include a gutsy tweed suit with a Navajo-inspired patterned turtleneck and a tan trench that looked classic but with true Etro swagger!—Jim Moore, GQ creative director
Frida Giannini rolls out one of her very best collections for Gucci, seemingly inspired by English dandies, American rockers, and Italian gentlemen. There are so many covetable things in this collection, especially the sherpa-lined wool jean jacket, the plaid suit, the shiny wool double-breasted suit, the over-scaled DB topcoat, and a deep green trim-fit handknit cable sweater.—Jim Moore, GQ creative director
And finally, this Raf Simons Fall 2012 collection is a bold nod to the old English charm, mixed with oversized colors and cables, makes for a perfect fall look.
Pair this trendy look with designer Aymara’s Circle Fields of Gold Cufflinks, made from real peruvian butterfly wings. Spread your support and love of our eco-system and butterfly sanctuaries by purchasing any one of these Aymara pieces and we’ll donate 10% of the sale to the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Garden.
GQ says, “Who wore the pants this season? Nobody at Raf. They wore shorts. Yes, shorts in the Fall, trouser shorts that is. Didn’t matter if a double-breasted suit, a trim cerulean pea coat, or a nubby chartreuse sweater was up top. It was less British school boy and more 80s cool kid thanks to slouchier tailoring; shots of deep color; and eyes obstructed by bucket hats and slicked-forward hair straight from the New Wave era. Sure, the whole bare-ankle thing wasn’t practical, but it made one hell of an impression.