Oh, and you’re right, by the way, it IS Spring/Summer…just not as we know it. Navy and black are back (not that they ever left for me, being the monochromatic-fanatic that I am…). Do be good to yourself and say no to the sandals, though.
Unlike some of the haute critics out there, I’m not really that bothered if a particular collection’s coherent or not or maintains its thread of inspiration/vision/whatever throughout each look. SO, I’m going to exclude approx. half (the wishy-washy-hued sportswear component) of Richard Chai’s collection and laud the remainder without limit. Interestingly, I’ve – yet again – selected looks composed of black and shades of blue, which hints at a serious lack of objectivity in the fair presentation of collections on my part but I mean, come on, these are the diamonds among the rough.
Chai’s collaboration with Keds on the footwear seems a veritable triumph, particularly loving the zippered ones.
Now, the noteworthy deets of some other designers’ endeavours so far…
^ What I like to call Patrik Ervell‘s hundreds-and-thousands-topped ice-cream collection. A delicous range of pastel shades accompanied by a smattering of all-over print – perfect for Summer sabbatical at the seaside.
^ Loden Dager‘s ultra-light, ultra-red nylon shorts-suit. ‘Nuff said, really.
^ Canvas classics reworked in mesh at Lacoste. Almost like sporting a tennis-net on your feet…anyone else getting that?
^ Bow-shorts at Duckie Brown. Yes, Duckie Brown…really, I had trouble believing it too. No bother with wanting them, though. PS. for a good LOL check out the v. fetching nappies.
Images from Men’s Style
i must be the only person who loves the high waisted underwear, i find them very hot!
Richard: Actually, when I was trying to think how they'd justify them that was the one redeeming factor! Still, wrapped around a mere mortal as opposed to a male model…I'm not sure it'd be as nice a sight!/Male-Mode.com
Actually the bow short is quite beautiful – and in context to the show makes perfect senseAs for the "nappies", they are a high waisted swimsuit. It's easy to make fun of that which you do not understand and so we invite you to come down to our studio so we can take you through the entire collectionxoxoxTHE DUCKIES
Chai's collection is pretty strong! I love all the looks you have put up : )
Wow, the Duckie Brown commentor- get your head out of your own arse. "It's easy to make fun of that which you do not understand"? They're CLOTHES. People can and will say what they want about your collection, end of. If you are too hyper-sensitive to deal with it, don't go looking around blogs for opinion.Sorry Cillian, carry on as you are. I LIKE humour when it comes to catwalk commentary, so don't let some snotty designers put you off.
sometimes i wonder if i'd get away with wearing mens clothes, really like these
Blau Von T: I say do it!/Male-Mode.com