Milan Fashion Week was established in 1958 as a bi-annual fashion showcase. Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana organises it to promote Italian fashion designers in Italy and abroad. Milan Fashion Week Men's takes place in January and June, while the womenswear takes place in February and September. This year the men's event took place between the 16th and 20th of June. Milan Men's Fashion Week presented some of the biggest names in the industry for the upcoming spring/summer 24 season. Take a look at the Valentino runway on day one, 16th June, below.
The Valentino spring/summer 24 runway was titled "The Narratives" and mixed menswear classics with fun colours and patterns and unusual laid-back materials with formal silhouettes. Let's take a closer look at some of the standout pieces from the collection.
This flamboyant neon pink short suit perfectly demonstrates how to comfortably wear an elegant silhouette in the summer heat while still looking smart and expressing your personality. The shorts are crisply pressed and pair perfectly with the less formal elements of the jacket, such as its flap pockets and notch lapels. The informality was continued on the matching coloured shirt, where a stylised flower was swapped for a tie at the collar. The outfit was finished with traditional long black socks and black loafers.
Another exciting short suit look can be seen in this example, in a beautiful emerald green with a bold white poppy print. The short sleeves of the jacket coordinate well with the shorts, and the oversized fit adds to its informality. Traditionality was added back with a classic collar white shirt that echoed the colour of the printed poppies and a skinny black tie that matched the centre of the flowers.
Denim and leather are perceived as more relaxed and informal materials used in everyday clothing. Here they have been used non-traditionally to create a formal silhouette. The long evening coat's outer fabric is denim with all the customary additions you would expect on an evening coat - notch lapels, flap pockets, and structured padded shoulders. It was also lined in leather rather than silk to add to the unusual design. It was combined with loose-fitting slouchy denim jeans on the bottom but a more conventional classic collar long-sleeved white shirt and slim black tie on top.
This look is a more casual shirt and shorts combination. The shorts were made in a beautiful deep wine colour, and the contrasting sky blue short-sleeved shirt was elevated with double patch breast pockets, slanted jetted waist pockets, a covered button placket, and bright orange piping that represented the stem of the stylised flower that was situated between the gap of the collar. This style of flower at the collar was seen off and on throughout the whole collection.
This mismatched look had both relaxed and formal elements. The outfit featured a traditional evening coat in a more casual baby pink colour. It was lined in matching pink silk and had a beautiful appliqued flower on its short and broad peak lapels. The coat was paired with a rust-coloured, laid-back shirt with a pussybow collar left untied and partially unbuttoned, exposing a glimpse of the model's chest. A pair of crisply pleated safari-style tan shorts were donned to finish the outfit.
More Eye-Catching Outfits
Here are a few more of the runway looks that stood out for us.
What was your favourite look from this runway?
Did you enjoy the short suits, the use of non-traditional materials in formalwear, the bright colours, and the bold prints? Which was your favourite look?
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