Milan Men's Fashion Week: Missoni, Bottega Veneta and Calvin Klein
Angela Missoni is on the trail of a surfer this season, "only now I'm following him on the northern coast of Africa." She said. Traditional souks apparently inspired the rich spice laden colours on show: referenced as saffron, mint and paprika.
The models walked from a purpose-built tent made from Italian knitwear house's signature fabrics, wearing slim-cut suits, playing it safe with streamlined silhouettes. There was the reintroduction of a towelling effect fabrication, once seen on a new slip-on trainer style designed with Converse.
Tomas Maier's Bottega Veneta boys looked like natural born dancers: taking inspiration directly from ballet and gym shoes, with some looks even resembling a leotard and training pants – with some obviously 'mid costume change', displaying their bare torsos.
The usual black, grey and dark blue colours of choice for the brand were replaced with light, airy shades and instead of long trousers men Maier made use of wide shorts to the knee, under relaxed, button-down shirts.
Italo Zucchelli, the men's Creative Director of Calvin Klein, cast an array of clean-cut, athletic looking models for his slimline collection shown yesterday. "It's about skin," he said backstage. "I like the idea of nonchalant elegance." A fleshy colour dominated the show, deemed specifically as a shade called 'buff' by the designer, and the collection included muscle T-shirts and tailoring alike... Peppered with neon PVC accents, such as the side stripes on tapered sports pants.