Menswear shows tend to be flights of fancy for the guys we know…who pay absolutely no attention to any of it.
But like that iconic Meryl Streep -Devil Wears Prada talk down---what's on the runway gets diluted down-and affects the male wardrobe-in one way or another.
LIKE-the snowboarders we know- rock some fairly colorful outfits, or guys on the golf course often attire themselves flamboyantly.
Otherwise- a handful of colors-rule-on--- and the menswear collections we saw-navy, grey (shades of-before that book came out), olive (camo for military ones), khaki-beige, white-especially for l/s button downs, and black…an urban dweller staple tone…dominated.
Bumps of yellow, orange, pink, lavender---the flirty shades ---make appearances on occasion-but rare ones.
Black Sail by Nautica-is the high priced offshoot of the sailing inspired brand that makes good looking basics-year round. Last season we felt that the designer-Chris Cox-was using sporty technical textiles-a big plus- and putting his unique touch on silhouettes that at times would be a bit challenging for the guys we know.
This Fall/Winter 2014 outing-we felt he really showed more wearable fashion-inspired by "Tundra: Contrast of the Elements."As in terrific weather tough outerwear-insulated coated anoraks and techno nylon bombers, 3d printed hoodies, bright cable knit sweaters-some with leather trims, longer slim fitting trousers-color blocked-scrunged up atop lace-ups…rugged handsome looks that won't make American men fear a dip into sartorially suave separates.
General Idea's collaboration with Head Skiwear a few seasons back was one of our fav collaborations between athletic brands and fashion designer….something that Adidas and Burton both do a lot---and do well.
SO---Bum Suk Choi-a South Korean native and FIT was on our radar---and as part of Concept Korea 2011-had an editorial following too.
We expected-smart wearable wears -and as it turns our- like one of our treasured brands NAU…General Idea is appreciated by in the industry- fashion professionals who know what really goes into how a zipper and button is placed, a sleeve is cut, a fabric is selected-etc.
|the designer-layered up-like the long tunic shirt-leather|
|lots of posing with admirers-|
...and then cozy tees in cotton and looks like merino wool…under ribbed long sleeve sweaters-finely knit---looks that will def sell...
|runway pics-General Idea|
Leather jackets-all terrific-quilted patterns -and leather trousers-with moto details ...we are sure the smaller sizes will appeal to women too---