As personal style posts have provided the vast majority of the content on my blog, my thoughts on fashion as an industry have not really come into the foreground. I do tend to keep up to date with the menswear collections, but, to be honest, the news and politics of the industry bore me a little. I admire the creativity and genius of designers and their brands, but I despise much of the pretentiousness. As a past contributing writer for HERO, and recently for The Rakish Gent, I would add that I love writing show reports, as they offer me the opportunity to write in a manner that I tend to forego with my blog.
Since this is pretty much my first expression on the blog of fashion outside of my personal style, I thought I’d show you guys my 3 favourite menswear collections of all time, and which outfits from the shows I particularly liked. There won’t be much commentary on the collections, but I’ll run through the reasons why I’m so keen on them, and you can let me know if you’re a fan, too. Also, who doesn’t like looking at photos of extremely nice clothes? I’d like to add that these are in no particular order – I couldn’t pit them against each other. Be sure to leave a comment with your favourite collections, by the way – I’d love to check them out.
All images are from Vogue. If you want to check out the rest of the collections, just click the links below.
First up is the Robert Geller Autumn/Winter collection of 2016. I actually hadn’t even heard of Robert Geller until HERO asked me to cover this show, and I’m so glad I did. The looks are incredibly unique, and the entire collection was based on a German novel called Momo, or The Grey Gentlemen. Each outfit seems to carry a strange, slightly unsettling aura to it. Big fan.
The second of the three collections is Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2015 show. Think ‘Wild West’ meets Psychedelic Rock. I’ve always been a huge admirer of Hedi Slimane’s work, and this is definitely my favourite collection by him. It’s the sort of stuff I really do wish I had the money to buy. One day.
There’s no way I could leave out Alexander McQueen from my top three. And when you combine McQueen with Victorian London, you get magic. As a literature student, and lover of Dickens, the looks in the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection captivated me. The tailoring, the colour palette, the accessories; everything is perfect about it.