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I’m Back!

Hi Everyone!

I’m back from my unannounced hiatus! I was really swamped with work and the beginning of school so I barely had any time to update. But now that I have my life somewhat back in control I’ll be back to posting regularly! Now to commemorate my welcome back, this post will be dedicated Daphne Groeneveld and Gemma Ward, who both returned to the runway this season!

Daphne hasn’t been seen since the F/W 13 shows and I am so glad she is back! I always missed her unique look and her youthful vibe. She brought something else to the shows she was in. And now she is looking better than ever before! She’s been booking shows left and right in New York and Milan, and hopefully she does the same in Paris. It’s like she never left! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for her next!

And let’s not forget about Queen Gemma! She hasn’t set foot on the runway since the S/S 2008 shows. But after 6 long years, Gemma is finally back on the runway (even after having a baby!). She made her debut with the brand that launched her career: Prada. The whole world stopped for a moment when they realized it was Gemma, who OPENED the Prada S/S 2015 show. It took everyone by complete surprise! The Prada show was the only show she walked in while she was in Milan, but let’s hope Paris is a new stepping stone to the return of Australia’s Gemma Ward.

Next week I’ll give you my review of the best and worst collections of New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Stay tuned!

-R.N.

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Milan Menswear SS15: Day 2 and 3 Favorites

The saga continues of the Milan Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 Collections! Home of Fendi, Gucci, Prada and many more, Milan always has a lot to offer. Slim cuts and great colors conquer the runways of Milan. Of course with there will be hits and there will be those that completely fall off the map. But let’s focus on the positives shall we?

Tod’s
The theme of world-class travelers has been popping up with different designers these past few shows. Tod’s Spring/Summer 2015 was the embodiment of the stylish traveler, with a sophisticated balance between business and play. Stylish loafers paired with classy suits gave the collection a laid-back vibe, with neutral hues beige, blacks, and blues. Great to wear on the plane heading to Cannes, or casually shopping on Rodeo Drive, this collection will make you look and feel like a million bucks.




Prada
“Anytime I do a men’s show, I’m thinking this would be fantastic for women—or at least for me. And more and more, it feels instinctively right to translate the same idea for both genders,” said Miuccia Prada. Miuccia Prada wanted to create a menswear collection that also complemented women. The collection also had a slight 60s vibe to it, with the fit, the styles, and the sweaters. I really liked the difference in color of some of the topstitching on some of the jackets; it made it different and made the jackets really pop.




Diesel Black Gold
The Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2015 Collection had a rocker vibe to it. From the leather jackets to the slim cut pants, the collection was very well designed and flattered the male body. I really loved all the blazers and jackets in the collection. They were very versatile in a way that you could wear them as a stand-alone piece, or you could mix and match the jackets with different outfits, and it wouldn’t stand out in a bad way. I could really see myself in some of the pieces from this collection.




Gucci
A lot of the Men’s Collections this season had the influence of rock-and-roll and the 60s in their collections. Gucci also implemented this trend into their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. But what set Gucci apart from some of the other designers, was that they also added some military influence into the collection. You could see this the double-breasted blazers and jackets. And some of the bright reds and blues made some of the clothing pop.




Fendi
If Fendi designed your school uniforms, I think this is what they would look like. The Spring/Summer 2015 Fendi Collection had collegiate vibe to it. From the headphones that the models had on and bags they carried, to the letterman jackets and tailored blazers, this collection just screams fashionable school student. If guys from my high school and college dressed like this, the world would be a better place.




What does everyone think of the Milan Collections so far? Let me know in the comments below. Tomorrow I’ll be reviewing collections shown from Dsquared2, Giorgio Armani, and Roberto Cavalli. Then it’s off to the last set of shows in Paris. Be on the look out for my thoughts for those this week and next! Laters!

-R.N.

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