Join us as we continue to explore the new designs from Milan Fashion Week Menswear. Discover the collections from Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani and Missoni for the Spring/Summer 16 season here...

 

Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 16

Tomas Maier takes “A journey back to nature,” this Spring/Summer 16 season for Bottega Veneta, with a collection that is oozing outdoorsy design references. From the earthy and mossy shades of green and brown and an orbital palette of complimentary tones, to the stomping forrest explorer designs. Shoes came in luxe hiking boot styles with contrast laces and ribbed socks slouched just-so. Even socks worn with sandals were given the nod, an infamous fashion no-no historically. 

Accessories such as satchels and backpacks, in the the buttery soft woven Bottega Veneta leather, accompanied the looks, which also seemed perfect for a hike in the woods. Sherpa hats and loungey pants added a multi-cultural infusion to this journey back to the natural world. 

Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 16

Signature slouch silhouettes pervaded the Giorgio Armani Spring/ Summer 16 lineup. “This collection is less formal, more baggy and comfortable — a reaction to the toothpick,” said the designer, referring to the popular slim cut silhouettes of the moment. Softness and movability came through natural fabrics, opting out of newer constructed blends, wool, washed silk, cotton and lightweight leather all featured. 

The collection had a relaxed sporting vibe to it, with unlined sports, baseball and biker jackets. Even footwear packed a sporting punch. Palettes of grey-blues and blue-greys resounded across the lineup.

Missoni Spring/Summer 16

The Italian house of Missoni, merges the spices of India into this Spring/Summer 16 collection as Angela Missoni stewed up a fragrant blend of hues drawn directly from the fabric traditions of the Indian textile masters. Working in patchwork details and a palette of saffron and orange, set off by moments of green and blue. 

A pinch of colonial call-back was added through luggage accessories and safari styles, recalling the East in centuries gone by. Fabrics came in soft knit weaves and gentle suede and felt vibrant yet relaxed.