Document goes backstage during Milan Collection Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 with photographer Kei Takeda to take a closer look at highlights from the week.
Never one to shy away from a message, Vivienne Westwood opened her show with a video message to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to stop the pursuit of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. The collection following, simply subtitled “MAN,” was a delicate gender bending study, with her male and female models alike in oversized suits and layered destroyed knit pieces—cropped, draped, feminine, oversized, fitted, Westwood covered it all.
The look at Fendi had an air of “mid-century intellectual goes on vacation.” Typically serious pieces transformed into baggier, more comfortable silhouettes in practical tones of brown, tan, and olive green. A sporty stripe in varying widths weaved its way through the collection, lifting the practical tones into a far more summery arena, a look further reinforced by the oversized totes and pool slides.
Diesel Black Gold
Diesel showed a clean, solid collection with clear Japanese and workwear influences. The dusky pink hues lightened the tone on what could have been a fairly cold minimal aesthetic, propelling the collection into a highly covetable arena.
Massimo Giorgetti had his finger on the “youth” button designing this collection, a sloppily (in a good way) layered collection of covetable pieces, on models that screamed “cool raver dude.” The pieces were functional, cool, and came accessorised with handy man bags and carabiner key chains.