From Saturday 17th to Tuesday 20th of January 2009, nearly 90 shows and presentations were presented in Milan.

Due to economic slowdown men’s fashion for winter 2009-10 shows a certain classicism as indicated by the great comeback for conservative colors such as burgundy, gray, black and bottle green. 

Among the many shows and presentations viewed, here is my Top 5!

costume_national

Saturday 12.00, COSTUME NATIONAL

Keywords: “I DESIRE TO COMBINE SOFTNESS, SOBRIETY AND RELAXATION. I THINK WE NEED IT RIGHT NOW” Ennio Capasa, designer of Costume National

Music : TV On The Radio

jil_sander

Saturday 14.00, JIL SANDER

Keywords : “I WANTED TO PRESENT SOMETHING POWERFUL”, Raf Simmons, designer of Jil Sander

Music : selections of Portishead’s new album

les_hommes

Saturday 17.00, LES HOMMES

Keywords: « THE COLLECTION DRAWS ITS INSPIRATION FROM EARLY RENNISSANCE PAINTINGS, IN PARTICULAR FROM PORTRAITS OF YOUNG MEN ON THE BATTLE FIELD, AND FROM THE ANDROGYNOUS AND INNOCENT BEAUTY THE EXPRESS” Notte & Vandebosch, designers of Les Hommes Homme

Music : selection by Michel Gaubert

bottega_veneta

Sunday 09.00, BOTTEGA VENETA

Keywords : “WHEN YOUR OWN INITIALS ARE ENOUGH”,

Tomas Maier, designer of Bottega Veneta

Music : country inspired covers versions of tracks such “Pump Up The Jam”, selected by Michel Gaubert

alessandro_dellacqua

Monday 09.00, ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA

Keywords: “BOURGEOIS REVOLUTION. THE SOBRIETY OF THE COLOURS MUD, ASPHALT GREY, EBONY AND BLACK ALTENATES WITH THE SOPHISTICATED COMBINATION OF CAMEL AND FLESH COLORS”

Music: selection by Steve Mackey

This is a post by the David Report contributor Olivier Rohrbach.



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