Friday, August 16, 2013


Menswear A/W 2013

As I launch myself into reminiscing about Milan Fashion Week in January, a bit of critical distance has fallen nicely into place. A favourite, on hindsight, was Giuliano Fujiwara's collection. It also provides me with a perfect summer-autumn bridge, with pieces which floated perfectly between the two seasons.

With its tribute to the heritage of the house, the collection delved into "tailored technology", with clean-cut silhouettes and geometrical lines. Multiple lengths, blending long and short jackets into one, or layering shorts over full length trousers, created a strong sense of 3D tailoring. Seersucker-style quilted panels, as well as leather inserts, played brilliantly with the textures of conventional tailored pieces. 

With the ubiquitous roll-necks and the killer patent leather footwear to boot, the collection offered a smart (in both meanings of the word) halfway-point between dress and street-wear. Something I would more than willingly slip my 2 metre frame into...

Check out the full look-book over on the Giuliano Fujiwara website

Photography my own ©

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