Make Way For Men’s Fashion Week Trends From Milan

After hanging out with frilly feminine resort 2012 collections, it’s on to Milan for Men’s Fashion Week. While menswear might seem boring to some (except for the male models), men’s clothing trends change just like they do in womenswear and just as often. We’re seeing tons of new diverse staples from raffia bobble hats to Olympiad wear, all with lots of chunky accents and prints.

First up is Burberry Prorsum and designer Christopher Bailey, whose collection looks like it’s summer concert ready. Each model wore a woven raffia bobble hat and pieces that were adorned with beading and block shapes with an overall hippy aesthetic. The natural artisan look was actually what Bailey was going for; because this was his way of offsetting the technological powerhouse Burberry image Burberry has developed.

Eccentric and loud designer Vivienne Westwood is already in the 2012 Olympic spirit! The games are set to be held in London next summer, where the designer hails and she brought her spirit full out in full force with her new men’s collection. Most of her pieces are accented with gold and we find medallion adornments, an Olympic-like torch, and a other greek motifs showing how the games come to life with her designs.

One of my personal favorite lines, Missoni, was all about their signature print in the form of knits and t-shirts. Bolder pieces were paired inside a cardigan with shorts, while footwear stayed au natural with canvas shoes and rope sandals. As always Angela Missoni shows guys how to wear print and colors without it being over bearing.

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