Menswear Fall 2012: Raf Simons

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By: Heather K. Martinez

Menswear has had minute changes year after year. Raf Simons attempted to change the shape of menswear in his fall 2012 collection. The oversized shapes, interesting styled mutli-layered looks, formal yet causal tailored shorts that can be easily worn with sneakers, and the colorful fabric choices were pretty superb. A stand out piece, for me, was the chesterfield coat in the cool vibrant blue which is a great staple for fall. Simons really took inspiration from what the younger generation is wearing today. Fashion is about reinvention and those above the knee shorts throughout  the collection reflected that, perfect for west coast weather. Simons did a great job in directing the reshape of menswear.

Source: Style.com

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Menswear Fall 2012: Lanvin

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By: Heather K. Martinez

Alber Elbaz and his designer Lucas Ossendrijver designed a fall collection dedicated to the reinvention of the suit. Elbaz wanted to create something more street yet still modern but not like what you would find your grandfather wearing. It is about being an individual and wearing this look a different way with more of an outerwear appeal to it. Throw on a pair of Nike Blazers, skinny trousers, white-collar shirt and top it off with a bow-tie and blazer and you are good to go. The puff long jackets with the down jacket inner lining are great for casual or formalwear in the fall. Elbaz and Ossendrijver did well on their interpretation of the suit.

Source: Style.com