Just when I think I am to evolve my current style du jour away from Americana prep, Woolrich Woolen Mills hooks me back in with their great Fall / Winter 2012 Menswear lookbook. Taking inspiration from the 1966 film The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Mark McNairy did a great job updating his own southern heritage and some vintage civil war references to be relevant in the current marketplace. So many covetable items in this showing... pretty obsessed with all the outerwear and the quilted pieces. The pop of yellow brightens the whole collection and the blanket coats are must haves.
Check out the looks below:
Japanese label Julius Fall / Winter 2012 menswear collection takes a more refined point of view than in previous seasons. Designer Tatsuro Horikawa takes the expected semi-androgynous gothic style to a new level by pairing it this season with clean lines and distressed printing. Zippers are an important trim/design detail and add slight sheen/spark/luxe to the overtly dark palette. Styling was extremely pared down with strong emphasis on the minimal layering.
I am a huge fan of Julius and I love the more polished look...definitely on trend yet still retaining the aesthetic for which Julius is known.
Runway video and looks below:
A SOLDIER OF MY OWN is the title of the fantastic Dior Homme's Fall/Winter 2012 menswear collection. Military inspired sportswear with an amazing camouflage motif made out of almost an Escher-like bird, this is one of my favorite collections since Kris Van Assche took over for Hedi Slimane. Low slung trousers, oversized outerwear, and piecing/mixed media in a muted palette is all about creating an army that is both fashionable enough and functional enough for the "war". I think they have succeeded in more than enough on both ends.
Overall, very happy and I'm obsessed with that "camo" jacket. I think that's a must buy for me!
Looks and video below. Share with us your thoughts!