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Milan Mens Fashion Week-Calvin Klein Autumn/Winter 2012

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Published - 25 January 2012

Man Whispers:

Milan Mens Fashion Week-Calvin Klein Autumn/Winter 2012  

Whispered by The Clothes Whisperer

 

 

Italo Zucchelli has distilled the Calvin Klein menswear brand to a t. With his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, Zucchelli perfectly harmonized the luxury-loving aesthetic of his Italian sartorial heritage with an American, specifically New York, affinity for the practical, the functional and the sports luxe. A clean collection of more formal pieces dressed down (tieless, crisp white shirts were worn with almost every look) and more casual pieces dressed up (alligator-trimmed hoodies, backpacks, bomber and baseball jackets), the Calvin man this season is a corporate jock.

 

 

 

The palette was comprised of neutrals and monochrone, classically modern Calvin minimalism with the volume turned up at the level of fiber and fabric. Outerwear was at once voluminuous and sporty, puffas and parkas rendered in high-tech materials and trimmed with leather or alligator.

 

 

Aside from the integration of exotic skins to everyday garments, a pixelated technicolor print mimicking the flickering of Manhattan's city lights in puddles after an evening-rainstorm spoke to register of highly-focused attention to detail and a brand that looks, however subtly, to continually reinforce its iconically American status despite the glossy Milanese show venue. But on the flipside, Zucchelli is after all an Italian, and so, a suit rendered completely in a midnight blue alligator stole the show. If any man can pull off this luxe-style statement without coming across as way-too-over the top, the Calvin man can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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