Boys Of MFW: Part 1

24 June 2013

With all the boys now in Milan, we thought we'd check in there to see what was going on and get a feel for the vibes of Milan Fashion Week. Everyone knows that Milan is THE place to be right now for anyone in the world of fashion wanting to check out the latest collections.

Carola Fingerhut de Armas and Anaïs Serrano set out to hit some backstage action during some of the shows of the first two days of MFW. Running into some very fab boys, we present you with some image backstage exclusives from Corneliani and Andrea Pompilio.

CORNELIANI SS14

It was early morning of the first day of Menswear Fashion Week in Milan, and not even an iced drink or a frozen yoghurt (with red fruits all over it, please) could calm down my thirst under the hot sun over the fashion capital of Italy. Corneliani was the first show to launch its collection. In a superb scenario the setting looked like an old but beautiful rounded open air church; I was all ready to take in the new Spring/Summer 2014 collection. While the boys were walking, long white curtains were dancing back and forth along with the music, giving so much movement to the performance.

The clothes changed from the perfect suit for any spring day or summer night, to beautiful knitted jumpers. A stunning mix including Corneliani style signature elements. For the colors, the designer chose black, white, sand, light blue and different shades of brown, a gorgeous colour palette fit for the season. If I had to describe it all in one sentence, I would say that Corneliani certainly knows how to do excellent tailored suits, combined with high quality accessories and rich fabrics. Stunning collection.

Backstage at Corneliani we were excited to get a glimpse of the latest fashion for next summer. The atmosphere was relaxed, and the open air location let the light in everywhere, giving everything a natural feel. We caught up with Riccardo Mora (Fashion Model Management) after the show.

Hey, Riccardo, I loved the outfit you wore for the Corneliani SS14 show!
Thank you!

I'm guessing you are Italian?
Yes, I’m from Veneto, Italy, but living in Milan at the moment.

How old are you?
I’m 17, about to turn 18.

You don't have any tattoos yet, right? How would you best describe yourself?
I’m natural (haha).

Nice one, like the colors of the show! Thank you for taking the time to chat with us.
Exactly! Thanks to you too.

Above: Simone Nobili, our hearts are set on photographing you as soon as the universe wants it that way. For now we enjoyed his catwalk dressed in a beautiful light sand-toned suit to die for.

Above: Happy to see Ben Lark at the show, who Rebecca Naen captured previously this year in a nice portrait series. Ben rocking the Milan catwalk at Corneliani and Iceberg. We can dig it.

Above: Ooooh James Smith! That's all.

ANDREA POMPILIO SS14

Milan, one of the coolest cities in Europe, has once again started its menswear Fashion Week, presenting the collections that matter to the fashion industry. Among them is Andrea Pompilio, a young Italian designer who launched his first collection in 2010, supported by the one and only Giorgio Armani, who recently started supporting a new generation of Italian young designers. This is why the show took place at Teatro Armani in Milan.

The building, with an excellent arquitecture, design and luminosity and its big size, was a perfect venue to display Pompilio’s collection for Spring/Summer 2014. I would describe his collection as young and vibrant, with colourful patterns including geometric and printed pieces - all in keeping with elements from his past seasons. The sportive inspiration was also clear, especially in the trousers, and overall this was a very wearable collection with a continuous focus on high quality materials.

Bringing new and fresh air to Fashion Week, Andrea Pompilio adds a sophisticated and relaxed style to the table with his collection. Check out some of the backstage captures from the show.

Photos by Carola Fingerhut de Armas.
Words by
Anaïs Serrano.

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