Daring and bold, leave it to the Italians to keep men’s fashion cutting edge. Whether it’s blurring the lines between the men’s and women’s department or transporting you to an exotic destination, these are the top 5 stylish takeaways from Milan Fashion Week.
Gender rules are being broken all over the place and fashion isn’t being left behind. From denim cut-off short shorts at Gucci to pencil skirts at Prada (albeit worn by decidedly androgynous female models), the lines between the men’s and women’s department continue to blur.
Known for innovative fabrics, Ermenegildo Zegna used sheer for Spring 2016 with suits that showed skin from the thigh down. They are lightweight without being too revealing, and nicely combat summer’s heat.
This trend hit women’s wear hard in Spring 2015, and in 2016 it’s the boys turn to don flowy silhouettes. Fendi sent oversized pocket T-shirts down the runway along with wide leg pants and shorts, while Bottega Veneta paired modish joggers with blazers and oversized activewear.
Versace went to the Middle East for inspiration putting their presentation on under a Bedouin-inspired tent, and sending extra-long robes reminiscent of thawbs paired with long tees and silky pants down the runway.
While Tom Ford went swinging 1960s in London, Bally went for a later decade with a collection full of 1970s references. Matching beige sport coats and pants paired with light turtlenecks, double-breasted jackets and an après ski aesthetic.
The Electric Daisy Carnival opens at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend and with 100,000 people expected per day you need to stand out. Here’s what to wear to take your experience straight to VIP.
It’s not every day a fashion presentation utilizes the talents of a stunt bicyclist to show off its suiting, but Paul Smith has proved it doesn’t just put on a standard runway show. Showing at the British Fashion Council’s London Fashion Week, the brand built upon its previous AW15 concept of gymnasts presenting their show for A Suit to Travel In and added some serious stunt work.
Decked out in the SS16 version of the famously durable suit, freestyle stunt cyclist Ben Savage utilized a custom set of ramps to show off both his bike handling abilities and the line’s high crease resistance. Designed with fellow The Shops at Crystals standout Loro Piana cloth, the collection was created for men on the go who can’t stop to steam their wares constantly. For SS16, designers incorporated a lighter color palette and pinstripe designs along with unlined and breathable cloth to make the perfect summer suit.
Shop the A Suit to Travel In Collection at Paul Smith at The Shops at Crystals.
It's one thing to conceptualize an advertising campaign through storyboards, but it's another to bring it to life. Planning a creative change is always exciting, but a little challening, for The Shops at Crystals because we must meet the same standards as some of the world's most prestigious luxury brands. Upon conceiving the #NAMEDROPPER campaign with our Creative Director Ben Ward, the Crystals team knew that the final product would need to be approachable yet polished, much like our customers. Our choice for a photographer to fulfill this direction was the esteemed James White.
White's photos have graced the pages of magazines around the world, including Elle, Esquire, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. He has photographed publicity and advertising campaigns for Omega and Tiffany & Co., as well as numerous television shows and films. Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, George Clooney and Taylor Swift are just some of the famous faces with whom he has worked. It's no wonder American Photo named him one of the top 100 influential people in photography.
We are honored to have White once again on our team ... this time in the pages of Crystals magazine. He photographed two of our fashion features. Marian Kurpanov returns, shot against the backdrop of White's art collection and impeccable Hollywood home. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how it feels and looks like at a photoshoot. At Crystals, we believe fashion is art. White fulfills that vision through his lens with two spectactular stories. We can't wait for you to read this issue.
Paris Fashion Week gave the audience another reason to label them the fashion capital of the world. They were the last leg of an extremely long, but entertaining fashion season. Every brand came prepared with a fresh and unique take on their Fall ready-to-wear collections. We saw five trends that are an absolute must for later this year!
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From left to right: Lanvin, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Valentino and Valentino
From left to right: Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Valentino
From left to right: Dior, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Valentino
From left to right: Celine, Dior, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney
From left to right: Celine, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Stella McCartney and Valentino