Kering's Bottega Veneta is part of the growing number of high fashion labels that are opting for a unified runway show, one that unifies the look and feel of the label so both the men's and women's collections are seamless. An added benefit, one that the press team is not likely to highlight, is that unified runway shows also save big bucks. For FW17, the first collection from Tomas Maier under this new format offered old world glamour, with sharp and masculine silhouettes alongside sumptuous accessories, which are the label's bread and butter.
Utility, form, fit and embellishment are the four pillars of Antonio Marras' FW17 collection, which offered a plethora of layering options with opulent detailing, from fur to rich embroidery.
Just days after announcing the eminent closure of his Armani Collezioni label, as well as Armani Jeans, Giorgio Armani sent out a second helping of menswear looks for his sporty label Emporio Armani during women's Milan Fashion Week.
Brazilian model Francisco Lachowski, and father of two, lands the cover of Manifesto's first issue of 2017 in a fashion story that highlights graphic patterned clothes from Ralph Lauren, Dior Homme and more, shot by Brent Chua and styled by Jungle Lin.
Jordan Barrett's appeal reaches across oceans and cultures as seen in this lighthearted story for Dazed & Confused Korea's cover. Peter Ash Lee works with Bebe Kim and Bom Lee to capture and style the Australian model in striking clothes from Salvatore Ferragamo, Hermes and Balenciaga.
Gucci's Alessandro Michele eschewed a separate men's runway show for the Florentine label, choosing instead to show both sexes in one massive outing in Milan. The result was a cacophony of embroidery, leather and textures that came together surprisingly well. Even the most subversive of the pieces, like glittering overalls, cut into a horseshoe shape in the front to reveal a model's entire torso and cutting off just before his private parts, felt in tune with the Asian-inspired pieces, as well as the opulent fabrics and detailing. Michele's collection for Gucci are about as kooky and off beat as he is, if not more, and it obviously reverberates with the buying public.
Christopher Ferguson captures British model Connor Newall on the outskirts of New York City for the cover story of Summerwinter Homme's second issue, clad in blue-collar inspired clothes, all styled by Mark Holmes.
Karsten Van Etten, Sahin Altinok, and Simon Spierings are captured by Brigitte Vincken for Winq in a high contrast, black and white story full of opulence, with fashion from Hermes, Prada and more, all styled by Juan Velazquez Caceres.