Grab Your (Sleeping) Bag Boys, We’re Going Out.

From Saturday 17th January, Milan presented collections from the finest in menswear design for Autumn/ Winter 2010.

Never one to disappoint, Vivienne Westwood unveiled a controversial collection dubbed “homeless chic”. The models were dishevelled inspired creations dressed in sewn together scraps.

Westwood wasn’t the only heavy hitter to present her collection. Other names in the running were Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano and Burberry Prorsum.

Christopher Bailey’s collection for Burberry was a vision from 1919, with exquisite detailing on shearling lined flying jackets with accessorised buckle details on the cuffs and collars. Other detailing came in the form of brass buttoned military coats, double layers, trousers tucked in ‘durable’ boots, with the occasional appearance from sharp tailoring.

"Protect, explore, inspire was the mantra this season. I saw this movie about the first non-stop transatlantic flight in 1919 and the guy that did it was wearing Burberry," Bailey had told WGSN.

Repetition and pattern was the thread running through Alexander McQueen’s collection. Celtic knot pattern and chain mail prints on leather coats, felt, cashmere, flowing down onto the footwear and bags.

A favourite of mine and true to form, McQueen displayed his signature love of skulls, combined with a cable – knit design to complete the skull and crossbones across the torso.

With so many to mention, here are just a few key words to get you thinking about what you’ll be wearing this coming autumn.

Patterned wool coats. Waistcoats. Oversized ‘Man Bags’. Trophy Jackets. Abstract Prints. Textured Knitwear.


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