Men’s FW14 Wrap-Up: Brioni, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Moncler
When Brioni co-founder, Gaetano Savini journeyed to Japan in 1963, he kept a travel journal of all he embarked upon. Years later and a journey back to Japan, a collection of Eastern-inspired Italian suits for the Brioni fall/winter 2014 collection was born. Kimono artisans created traditional prints of such things as cranes, bamboo, plum, and cherry blossoms, woven into silk shirts, suits, and a limited edition bomber jacket. Calfskin, cashmere, mink, and assortments of wool were incorporated into weekend bags, as well. The color palette stayed upscale with tones of navy, smoke, green, cherry brandy, cherry blossom, and reds.
Salvatore Ferragamo men’s fall/winter 2014 collection was born from texture, dimension, and lines. Each basic garment was elevated with clean-cut conciseness and an unmistakably intimate feel. The collection included slim-fitted trousers, shortened jackets, pea coats, and jerseys all paired with similarly colored boots and oversized polo bags. Chic details also played a role large hoods, knitwear sleeves on a tough bomber jacket, and shirts with embellished edges. Blues, beiges, creams, and like greens played a role in each look composed from bits of blanket, weaves of a rug, and a dressing gown turned into outerwear.
Ignoring the divide between the genders, Moncler’s fall/winter 2014 collection incorporated women’s and men’s looks. With a loud look of mainly argyle, voluminous sleeves, pants, and blazers signified the main trends for the season. Tailored jackets were worn with shorts, skirts, or pants, and accessorized with capes, ponchos, and leg warmers. Gray, dark and light red, blue, white, and green were consistently used throughout the collection.