Tomas Maier’s Fall Winter collection for Bottega Veneta explored updated classic silhouettes with modern details, fully representative of his French and Italian roots.
DIOR HOMME'S SALUTE TO "PRE-SPRING" STYLING
Pre-spring, or as they’re often called, resort collections, allow designers to present small focused collections with classic pieces to keep the retail shelves stocked, while providing fresh options to eager customers. The collections also often serve as an exhibition of a designer’s ethos linking fall and spring presentations. For Dior Homme’s Pre-Spring collection, Kris Van Assche presented a range of looks featuring the naval and military twists on wardrobe staples that he’s been exploring in recent outings. Military epaulettes were rejuvenated on classic button-ups as elevated cutouts, re-fastened with buttons and styled with super-slender neckties. Olive and navy outerwear and suiting was also modernized with subtly striped sailor hoods, drawstrings, and attenuate collars. The now urban-friendly and ubiquitous military jacket was referenced in his outerwear and blazers by adding cinched drawstrings at the waist. When employed on a classic black leather jacket, I made the oath to enlist with the Dior Homme troupe once the collection arrives at the new SoHo flagship.
by Michael Costa