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?
Images from Men’s Style