Fashion is always three steps ahead, and as we only just started to enjoy the beginning of Summer, designers are already showcasing their collections for Spring/Summer 2019. Check out some of our top picks and let us know your favorite look!
Creative director, Simon Porte Jacquemus introduced a new type of man, “The Gadjo” with his latest Spring/Summer collection. A “Gadjo” is a husky Romani outsider archetype from the south whose wardrobe spans from knit tanks and minuscule bathing briefs to airy suit jackets and shorts. “I don’t think there is this Mediterranean boy in the market,” Jacquemus said. The showcase appropriately took place on a beautiful beach, located on the outskirts of Marseille, creating the perfect atmosphere for this refreshing collection.
Growing up, Olivier Rousteing listened to a great deal of Micheal Jackson. Therefore it’s no surprise the king of pop was a massive inspiration throughout his latest collection for the French luxury fashion house. Rousteing also refers to the collection as the Balmain/Bad collection. One of the looks features a Balmain/bad graphic tee and many of the silhouettes mimic Micheals iconic music video looks, including the legendary red biker jacket. Another noteworthy aspect of the collection was the use of clashing patterns and materials. Each look was like a collage of Micheals essence, that Rousteing truly managed to capture.
3. Dior Homme
A breath of fresh air is the only way to describe the latest collection showcased by Dior Homme. The show was one of the most anticipated of the week, it being Kim Jones’s Dior debut collection. The former artistic director of Louis Vuitton Mens department easily adapted Dior’s aesthetic but also stayed true to his own, which was very visible in the “new age” tailoring that was repeated throughout the entire collection. Another interesting part of the collection were the subtle hints of transparency. Shirts plastered with the Dior logo, and trousers that transitioned from matt to clear.
4. Dries van Noten
Dries van Noten has become a streetwear staple for the millennial fashion lovers over the past couple of years and like many other designers, the brand is going through a retro sixties phase. Van Noten, however, has gone from more of a psychedelic vibe, rather than taking the vintage floral route. The collection tells a story about color and how they can be both bold and practical.
5. Louis Vuitton
Kim Jones wasn’t the only designer to make his debut with a new brand during the Spring / Summer runway shows. Ghanaian-American designer, Virgil Abloh started as Louis Vuitton’s artistic designer for the menswear collections back in March and immediately started the creative process behind the all-white collection. He definitely met the challenge of designing for what is essentially a luxury accessories company by merging bags, wallets, and cardholders into hybrid garments. Virgil definitely made the bags his own by adding the chains and oversized designs.