We started in London and now yes, we’re still covering Men’s Fashion Month. After a quick layover in Milan, next stop—Paris! Jet lagged or nah, We’ve been lucky enough to spend time with some of our favorite men’s designers—backstage and in front of the runway.. Below we give you all the fun stuff that goes down at fashion week minus the parts that involve airport security—Here it goes:
"I realised that businessmen don't exist anymore, even though the world has chosen business. It led me to think about working men in the ‘80s, and how they fetishised their clothing. I wanted to bring that same respect for fabric and shape to this collection." — Acne Studios creative director Jonny Johansson shares in his show notes.
Just when we thought there couldn’t be fresh inspiration around the traditional menswear category, the man has a point. In a world that obsesses about the next breakthrough app or under 30 tech mogul, where is the business in business casual? For Fall/Winter ‘17 Acne Studios looks to the decade of excess where one’s toughest decision was which Dayglo piece to wear and men who balled in the boardroom definitely did not fuck around when it came to their wardrobe. Interestingly enough Johansson also focused on another decade, one that’s cultural differences couldn’t be more apart, the 1940s, specifically “New Look” a historical fashion revolution that started after World War II, combining French couture and the ready-to-wear business in New York.
Bringing the same attention to fabric and tailoring of the ‘80s and ‘40s Johansson doesn’t just look back. The collection uses color to move forward, reimagining how the businessman should or rather, can look in 2017—Farewell grey, brown, and black, we now see fuzzy peach sorbet and pale baby blue. The wool pinstripe and Prince of Wales check draw a line in between businessman-noir hero and a Tommy Gun toting mobster, contingent on the collar pop. Frankie Says RELAX with a line of sweaters and other knits featuring embroidered hound dogs and golfing diamonds. So let’s throw our legs up on the desk, enjoy the corner view of 2017, and comb through the photos below for some executive level inspiration.