Kanye West for GQ September 2014. God.
MY LOVE. :))
Oh and I’m on instagram now - i.g vusi_bailey
Valentino ss15 menswear….
Valentino S/S 15 menswear
This was the best collection this season, the fluidity of the light fabrics working so well with the stern fabrics in combination and in isolation. It was rebellious and challenged me into believing that print actually makes sense, even when piled on and that is a rare epiphany moment for me. It suggested a sense of rebellion pro how far menswear details can be stretched / explored, kept that intricacy and innocence that always comes through in Valentino clothing, I loved every single look equally.
Side though: The new trend of layering light fabrics is my favourite thing from fashion week in general, that and the ease. My only concern is directed towards the new guy at Lanvin… I do not feel he is good for progression but what else.
Neil Barrett s/s 2015
Well known for creating well thought through and engineered clothing that suprises even the most contemporary of menswear enthusiasts, Neil tackled the minimalist shift with a clear and somewhat pop mind. The inspiration here was fully taken fromn Kanye West candids or at least what the designer believes he has introduced into the hip hop culture (if the soundtrack is anything to go by), from the rich layers and textures to the almost feminine silhouette, I thought even the awkward shoes were a perfect fit. Its bringing what feels exclusive to a certain group into a more mainstream space.
A lot of designers have explored this idea of contemporary minimalism and a lot have not succeeded in penetrating it into the masses, sartorial always comes out number one, and thats been Milan’s easy way for centuries but Neil Barrett and Andrea Pompilio could possibly join forces to steer the likes of Canali to be less rigid and tag along with the new. No designer wants to lose their touch. Another good show worth checking out from Milan was Corneliani, white/cream and light weight will always be good for spring.
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