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Missoni promises colourful men's show

FashionBy Sunday World
Missoni promises colourful men's show

Missoni’s new men’s collection was inspired by Guatemala.

Ahead of the Spring 17 presentations in Milan starting this weekend (18-19Jun16), the designers behind some of men’s biggest labels have shared their inspiration and ideas.

The team at Missoni will be showcasing a line full of colour on Sunday, that they promise will be a visual feast for the eyes.

“This season is truly about flight and capturing the essence of a dramatic terrain and the energy of its inhabitants. Guatemala has a rich history in textiles and, whether it’s nature or the costumes of its people, there are so many intensely beautiful colors and textures,” the creative team told WWD. “This men’s collection is really a visual depiction of a beautiful emotional journey as imagined through the eyes of the resplendent quetzal bird.”

The shows continue until Tuesday (21Jun16), with Giorgio Armani presenting on the last day. Vivienne Westwood, Prada and Gucci will also be showing their newest lines, with the Milan leg of Men’s Fashion Week following on from Florence and London shows.

Giuseppe Zanotti’s runway will take place on Saturday, and the designer reveals the “unconventional man” served as his muse.

“Irreverent and unexpected,” the Italian designer noted. “My new men’s collection is designed for an unconventional man who wants to impress with unique accessories. The shoes are the result of a long research process and an expansive look into fine leathers and embellishments.”

Raf Simons’ show at Florence’s Pitti Uomo on Thursday (16Jun16) proved one of the most talked about runways, thanks to the image of an erect penis featured on one of the model’s jackets. In a move that echoes shock designer Rick Owens’ bold use of the male anatomy, the print was emblazoned on the back of a red jacket. The whole collection paid homage to late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter.

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