Shore Report: Milan Menswear Spring 2011

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Published June 23, 2010

GIANFRANCO FERRE #19, DOLCE & GABBANA #86, BOTTEGA VENETA #21

Go Fish
Designers this season are taking a more laid-back approach and hitting the shore for inspiration–think fisherman sweaters and Thai fisherman pants. Collections like Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, and Bottega Veneta all interpreted the look fit for any island–particularly that of Manhattan.

 

 
CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION #17, CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION #6, EMPORIO ARMANI #78

 
Let’s Get Physical
It was a major “situation” in Milan as it was all about the fab abs. The cropped tees and jackets at Calvin Klein were likely an ode to the 80s in Venice Beach, but the look would also be quite at home on the Jersey Shore.

 

DSQUARED #1,  JIL SANDER #43, GUCCI #20

 
That 70s Show
In keeping with last season’s trip back to this luxe decade, designers like DSquared and Gucci channeled Tom Jones, with a remix of the era’s sexed up silhouettes and swagger that was best exemplified in the best tight bootcut and high-waisted jeans.

 

 

PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND #4, GIORGIO ARMANI #47, ROBERTO CAVALLI #11

Blue Period
Milan was clearly a bit blue this year–in a good way. Roberto Cavalli brought a Yves Klein shade that gave the punch to the designer’s collection. Meanwhile, at Giorgio Armani blues from all over the chart, ranging from navy to sky and finishing up with a gang in chambray stomping down the runway.