Kicking off the Men’s edition of Milan Fashion Week on June 18, the Italian Capital was once again abuzz with a refreshing dose of free-spirited, luxury menswear. With a total of 48 designers on the phygital roster, three leading fashion giants Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Etro chose to stage in-person presentations.
From the rebellious midriff-baring cuts for men and punk streetwear to sporty business formals and dapper loungewear – here’s what the upcoming batch of fashionable gents will wear in Spring-Summer 2022.
Canali Canali brought back the cool fits of the Los Angeles of the 1990s at the Milan Men’s Fashion Week SS22. Inspired by the vibrant LA culture as they call it, the jackets, blazers, lounge-formal trousers, printed boxy shirts and zipper turtlenecks put a spotlight on the city’s street art, music and sports scene from the lens of fashion.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana was on a (rock and) roll at Milan Men’s Fashion Week. The SS22 menswear paid a magnificent tribute to the traditional Italian art of luminarie (lights). The show was held at a live venue at Metropol Cinema in Milan. Highlight pieces from the runway include oversized black crochet sweater encrusted with multi-coloured crystals and lurex luminarie stitching, and a double-breasted wool suit with peak lapels and crystals presented in two colourways of blue and black.
Dhruv Kapoor An art movement of its own, label Dhruv Kapoor plunged into a fantasy-filled universe of menswear. His SS22 collection titled Liminal Fantasy pushes forward the trend of oversized styles, reconstructed pieces, asymmetrical cuts and dramatic repurposed charm jewellery for men that can be worn in versatile ways.
Ermenegildo Zegna Breaking the style codes of standard menswear, Ermenegildo Zegna revealed The (New) Set for Spring-Summer 2022. Alessandro Sartori focused on the overarching theme of adopt and adapt to the new normal with easy, versatile silhouettes tinted with striking pastel shades, made for the modern men.
Etro Etro chose an abandoned railway track with abundance of wild and lush nature around for the SS22 fashion show. The colourful, multi-print ensembles evidently matched the classy but bohemian theme of Etro’s collection. The highlight though remained the fresh infusion of nature-inspired colours in the outfits, including a burst of orange, pink, blue and gradient hues of sunset yellow and neon green.
Fendi Fendi writes a love letter to its origin city of Rome with the SS22 menswear line. The digital film was shot at the Italian architectural wonder, Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, which is also Fendi’s headquarter. The models strutted in light, breezy outfits laden with the brand’s new FENDI Land print, a cartographic illustration of Rome. With the entire collection flushed with sorbet hues, what really caught our attention is the midriff-baring, crop blazers and crop tops for men. We love how Fendi men’s clothing under Creative Director Silvia Venturini is taking the freewheeling route.
Giorgio Armani After what seemed like ages of digital shows, Giorgio Armani returned to a live runway with models walking amid the rows of seated audience. Think business wear melting into the moulds of sports and leisure wear – that’s essentially Armani’s menswear for Spring-Summer 2022. A classic colour palette of navy blue, black, white, red, green and a few sandy hues completed the collection.
Les Hommes Dapper and unrestrained, Les Hommes’ SS22 menswear, titled ‘The Essence of Contemporary Elegance’ unveiled biker-inspired jackets, trench, boxy shirts, parka, loose pants and chic shorts. The entire collection manifests the punk mood of the 70s and 80s in ways of sophisticated, easy-going silhouettes.