January 21, 2006

girls who like boys.


the f/w 2006 mens shows wrapped up last week in milan, and several designers were, as usual, at the top of the pack.

muiccia prada produced stellar collections for prada and miu miu. at prada, working with a color palette of grey, black and more grey, she stuck to tabbed ankle trousers, slouchy cardigans, silk splatter print shirts, and herringbone peacoats. for miu miu, she went more youthful and a bit trendier, mixing stirrup pants with peacoats, houndstooth jackets, skinny trousers and platform loafers with tassels.

christopher bailey cited the duke of windsor as his inspiration at burberry prorsum, where the men donned pinstriped double breasted suits and coats, slim trousers, oxblood pointy tow ankle boots and shoes, slim v-neck sweaters, and wool knit hats. he worked in a fairly neutral palette of navy, black and grey, throwing in a plum tonal burberry plaid sweater, or black/white square print shirt under a vest.

one of the most anticipated shows was raf simon’s presentation for jil sander, and he managed to mix some of his namesake’s line trademarks with the traditional sander silhouette. boxy suit jackets were paired with slim trousers, shawl collar sweaters worn with white shirts, and the color palette was simons’ usual black, white and grey. those that are fans of the house were no doubt pleased with this collection.

men.style.com has all the pics from the f/w 06 collections…