Dear Shaded Viewers,
Men’s fashion week has just started, here we are with a little preview of next fall winter collections: Edmund Ooi, Costume National, Andrea Pompilio, Iceberg.
More to follow during these days, stay tuned for more style.
Photo credits: first 2 photos Edmund Ooi, 3 looks from Costume, 3 from Andrea Pompilio, 3 from Iceberg.
With a keen eye to explore the world of menswear, Edmund Ooi has been the most interesting designer I’ve seen lately. The Malaysian-born designer, just 27, received various awards for his creativity when he was only 19. Now after studying at the prestigious Antwerp’s Royal Academy he lives in Belgium. It was wuite a discovery that at first he was spotted by Nicola Formichetti who decided to sell Edmund’s first pieces in his pop-up shop in NYC, not to mention that later Nicola called him to work at Mugler.
Today is third collection made his debut at Armani Teatro courtesy of King Giorgio that each season supports a new talent). Geometrical cuts, sartorial silhouettes based on historical costume from the late18th and 19th century as well as patterns and digitalized printed motifs, that reminds me of Oriental’s origami, make it a collection not to forget. Everybody is talking about the wool skirts or the knitted dresses he made the models wear, I just think it’s just a little provocation among many more looks that caught my attention, I consider Edmund’s collection a breath of fresh air, a new perspective, where tecnho-silk, neoprene and knitwear play all together. Many exits from formal to informal, from active wear to casual. Pairing futuristic elements with classical menswear gives men the chance to explore different paths, daring to be bold into their day-to-day wardrobe. Even wearing a cachecol as thin as a tie and then leaving it untied on your shoulders.
Ennio Capasa presented the various souls of a rockstar, a bit dandy and eccentric, changes his look according to the type of music he loves. From the classical rock leather jacket with zippers, to the New Romantic’s velvet suit, from the 70’s glam of a feathers’ coat (perfect for David Bowie) or the disco vibes of the 80’s with a bomber covered by crystals. Quintessentially flamboyant and apart from the clich