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DRIES VAN NOTEN womenswear AW 2013 | dissection 0.1: LAYERING

Dries Van Noten AW 2013

Dries Van Noten‘s collections, as well all know, are characterised by his use of prints, colours, fabrics and the combination of the masculine and the feminine. Layering is one aspect that is also associated with the brand’s style, which is evident in his collections, season after season. For AW 2013, tiered pieces cleverly multiplied its layering effect, in the form of long tiered skirts, dresses and skirted trousers, giving the silhouette shape and structure.

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Images via showstudio.com

 

two of something 4.0 | SHREDDED (SACAI SS13 + WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK SS12)

SACAI SS13

Top: shredded skirt from Sacai spring/summer 2013 (via style.com) | Bottom: shredded shirt from Walter Van Beirendonck spring/summer 2012 (via style.com)

Walter Van Beirendonck Spring 2012 Menswear-2

selection: DRIES VAN NOTEN womenswear SS 2013

Moving away from the digital world, Dries Van Noten returned to the more traditional world of screen printing for his spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection. As always, the result is just wonderful. The combination of checks and floral print is similar to the way the designer have been combining the masculine with the feminine for most of his collections. Showing relaxed and casual aesthetic, the collection also includes couture-like pieces in the form of the heavily flower-decorated skirts and jackets. Along with the loose silhouettes, other pieces are cinched in on the waist and some feature peplums accentuating the waist and the hips.

Images via style.com

flashback: LANVIN MENSWEAR AW 2010

Looking back at Lanvin‘s menswear autumn/winter 2010 collection; the wide belt, wide-legged trousers, the rucksacks and the colour palette. It’s a great collection that combines formal tailoring with casual aesthetics. Cinched in waist creates a modern silhouette for menswear.

Images via style.com

S/S 2012 UNISEX COLLECTION #8 by RAD HOURANI

I can imagine that a unisex collection is difficult to market because although, women are open to be adventurous and be more androgynous, men are still old-fashioned when it comes to what they wear. Having said that, there are groups of men today that are happy to play with their looks; those who are confident to wear even a feminine ensemble. The great thing about Rad Hourani‘s unisex collection is that the pieces are neither masculine nor feminine. The look is modern and structured, which features wide and layered lapels in blue, white and petrol.

Images via models.com

lots of black and leather @ JIL SANDER menswear A/W 2012

With the exception of two coloured sweaters – one in brown and the other in green – Jil Sander‘s menswear autumn/winter 2012 collection by Raf Simons is very monochromatic. Plenty of leather pieces such as belted coats, jackets, tops and trousers. Majority of the silhouettes are fitted and most of the looks are  slick and (of course) minimal.

Images via style.com

fashion: SIX LEE

Interesting name and interesting collection, Six Lee titled his menswear collection from a Feist song - ‘We’re all in the dance’. With a futuristic and fun approach to tailoring, the collection is boyish, which consists of short and layered tailored suit jackets and pleated shorts.

Check out his interview with dazeddigital.com. More images @ sixlee.com

feminine looks @ RAD HOURANI spring/summer 2012

Rad Hourani pushes the boundaries for menswear even more for his spring/summer 2012, as men walks in gender-breaking and feminine layered looks, including dresses and skirts in black and blue, down to the accessories, which you would normally see being paraded by women. View the collection @ nymag.com

 

external pockets

Image grabbed from gq-magazine.co.uk

Modern and utilitarian – external pocket at Kris Van Assche AW 11. Check out the rest of the collection at GQ-Magazine.co.uk

MVIO A/W11

I only tend to blog the stuff that I do or anything that I’m involved in but there are some exciting and inspiring things that are just too good, that it has to be blogged. MVIO‘s A/W 2011 collection is very exciting, the colour palette is great and it is very utilitarian. The abundance of pockets makes it very practical and who wouldn’t adore the aprons, though you would be very careful not to use it in the kitchen.

Photos were grabbed from Dazed Digital. See more of the collection and a mini interview by Dazed Digital here.