Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Look at Men's Fall 2010

Posted By on 01.23.10 at 09:45 AM

Burberry Prorsum
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Men's fashion is rarely as dramatic as the women's shows because men's clothing doesn't change as much from year to year. On the other hand, small touches can have big effect (which makes it easy to do a makeover on your boyfriend).

Giant collars were the main feature at Burberry Prorsum (above), all the better to frame his pretty face.

Dolce & Gabbana
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Dolce & Gabbana looked south to Sicily for inspiration, both to the peasants, with their caps and rough pants, as well as the aristocratic class, with velvet jackets that wouldn't look out of place in one of the sumptuous ballroom scenes of The Leopard.

Rick Owens
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Jeez, Rick Owens, I know vampires are hot hot hot right now, but did you have to go with a model that looks more like a hungry Spike than Edward Cullen? Maybe in your dun-colored apocalypto-futuro fantasy the menfolk need lots of draping to hide their stakes and guns.

Prada
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Prada
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Prada went all Americana on us, offering blazers, sweaters, and pants that look like high-end versions of J. Crew. I'm not complaining—preppy + Italian quality and tailoring is always welcome. Prada, like Marni, is one of those lines that women love and men tend not to understand the popularity of—the clothes are more conceptual than conventionally sexy or even attractive. Hence you'll see lots of dowdy fabrics and wide A-line skirts. So I wonder if Prada's trademark "ugly" jackets will appeal to people with Y chromosomes.

John Varvatos
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John Varvatos stuck to the tried-and-true rock silhouette, bulking up on top with layers and sticking to skinny pants on the bottom. The most interesting thing about the clothes seemed to be the styling, but again, for guys that's 90 percent of the battle.

Versace
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Versace
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The Versace show opened with a seen-it-before mash-up of Blade Runner, The Matrix, and The Fifth Element. But even those who prefer plain old wool trousers over leather pants, wraparound shades, and a grim expression could pull off a collarless jacket, another theme this season.

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