What to Wear Now4 Museum-Worthy Pieces From the Fall Menswear Collections
Get an up-close look at this season’s most mind-blowing and covetable pieces from Gucci, Dries Van Noten, and more.
At its most elevated, clothing can knock the breath out of your lungs. And right now, the world’s finest menswear designers are fighting back against fast fashion with craftsmanship, painstaking handiwork, and sublime beauty. Here, we take a closer look at some of the pieces from the fall collections that combine historical inspiration with couture-level construction.
Flash forward a few centuries: Dries Van Noten’s woven jacquard jacket, below, was inspired by psychedelic 1960s artist Wes Wilson, who made concert posters for Frank Zappa and the Dead.
For it’s fall 2016 collection, shown at the Palladium rock club on Sunset Boulevard, Saint Laurent employed a decorative braiding technique reminiscent of the goldwork used for ornate military dress attire.
While Valentino went the other direction, but no less intricately detailed, channeling a southwest-Americana vibe with intricate, desert-hued suede cutouts and metal stud details.