Scrolling through our social media feeds over the last month has certainly confirmed that June is, without doubt, a period for men to have a distinct fashion moment. Thanks to high-brow global menswear celebrations such as London Collections: Mens, Pitti Uomo in Florence, Milan Mens Fashion Week and the anticipated upcoming shows in Paris and New York, it is this time of year that we are treated to an impeccable international display of menswear design, couture, tailoring, and street-style. This week, the team wanted to join the festivities by sharing their international men’s designer picks.
Shiva Singam, Partnerships Executive and Dress Circle Liaison
“When choosing menswear, the most important element that distinguishes style is, tailoring. An exquisitely cut and tailored suit in perfect fabrication adds an air of refinement to any gent. It is for these reasons that I simply cannot get enough of Vivienne Westwood menswear. The grand dame of English fashion, Westwood, crafts garments using typically English ‘Savile Row’ flair yet always incorporates some element of quirkiness that never renders the wearer dull. This accompanied by Westwood’s ability to always produce incredibly clever accessories, whether it be her myriad coloured plastic footwear or fantastic range of ties and pocket squares, always has her eponymous label at the forefront of luxury menswear.”
Yolanda Finch, Programming Manager
“Bally is the standout menswear collection of the S/S 2016 season for me, for very simple and highly biased reasons. Simple in that the Bally craftsmanship will always translate well, regardless of whether the style is classic, quirky or ultra-hip (or all as designer Pablo Coppola magically achieves in a luxe realm), and biased in that this is how my foolish fashionable heart wishes the men in my life to look.”
Rebecca Franzi, Fashion Events Executive
“Swedish label Acne is my favourite menswear (and womenswear). The pared back, minimalist aesthetic makes for cool, wearable pieces that are impossible to style poorly. Each collection is beautifully designed and constructed with clear art and cultural influences, and conveniently includes shoes and accessories also. With two stores in Melbourne (as immaculate as the clothes), stopping by is always a treat.
Felicity Bath, Business Events Executive
“I eagerly streamed the predictably exquisite Burberry Prorsum show held at London Collections: Men last week and no surprise it was amazzzzzing! The upcoming men’s spring 2016 collection has absolutely blown me away! One word: lace – WOW! As The New York Times said, when it comes to menswear, Burberry is ‘in a class of its own’ “
Cassie Palinkas, Marketing Coordinator
“Based in the UK, Lou Dalton is a premium menswear label that I have followed over the last few years. In addition to superb tailoring, a consistent focus on functionality and a cheeky spray of print and colour that prevents each collection from taking itself too seriously, Lou Dalton presents a refreshing outlook on the style of the modern man time after time.”