Man on the Move: Beach Bum
Beach bound and ready to relax: tis the season when fabrics and textures surpass dynamic graphics and prints. Design dives into the deep blue with dark navy hues and slick swimwear inspired statements. With ductile fabrics and oceanic color palates, Z Zegna’s Spring 2016 Collection is here to stir up the spirit of summer. In effect, a spring of innovative fashion is ready to surface. This time, it is soaking up the summer sun in a new formal affair.
Style Advice: Dinner jackets come far and few in selection. The exclusivity of this fancy find carries an air for the finer things of life. This is the piece designed for jet setting: days settled under cabanas at poolside parties, for those sunny afternoons set out to the races and nights yachting along the coastline. Let a white blazer accompany these journeys. This Balmain’s Men’s White Blazer ($1126) is a show-stopping piece worth the investment because it is worth all our attention. The blazer is simply suave. It can dress up any ensemble and bring some elegance to the characteristics summer attire.
Without one doubt, the sportswear and athletic wear sectors of fashion, represented by the stocks of slip-on sandals, t-shirts and swim trunks in retail settings remain a foundation to summer’s wardrobe. The Orlebar Brown Dane II ($240) outfitted with Sunsilk Men’s Long-Staple Cotton T-shirt With Block White/Falcon Stripe ($85) sets the tone for the sweetness of summer fashion. Claim these are your summer essentials. For after all, what would summer be without these basics? It is hard to say. For the ease, laze and comfort of summer rests within these items of clothing.
Take this sensibility one step further with style of the Lemaire White Canvas Slip-on Shoe ($279). This shoe’s minimal style makes it easy to wear and better to incorporate with your summer attire. Its 100% cotton and rubber tipped outer sole allows for comfort. Walking into a season of new summer fashion never appeared so casually opulent.
Must Have: This is the ultimate beach goers shoe. Whether you are spending your days stateside in the heat of the Hamptons or the beaches of the Bahamas, this style fits all forms. This sneaker inspired style will solve all your summertime needs. Paris couture brand Kenzo has introduced a new meaning to luxury fashion. Defined by eye lashed printed sneakers, reminiscent of the god’s eye, a fashion-forward sporty shoe model iconic by a means of a mascot emblem and durable leather bound material, Kenzo’s slips on shoes are the most understood and accessible shoe for this summer. The couture brand’s Tiger Espadrilles ($195) is festive in form and aesthetic. Yet, the 100% cotton fabricated body,cord sole design is neither modern nor luxurious. In fact, its premier design model, the espadrille was fashioned in Pyrenees and later became trendy in South America. By means of simple style, Kenzo takes this design into new affect. The only revolution is how casual fashion meets avant-garde.
Industry Update: Mr. Alexander Wang takes title as CEO and Chairman of his self-titled sportswear brand. Wang will carry a responsibility previously held by his mother, Ying Wang, chairman and sister-in-law, Aimie Wang, chief executive. In a BOF release, the designer explained the reason for such changes: “ ‘ Now is the right time to fully synchronize the creative and business aspects of the company and to continue strengthening the dialogue we have with our customers. It has always been my goal to create brand value, and to be a brand with integrity and purpose.’ “ Wang’s new hand in the business of his brand is a confirmation of the entrepreneurial sprit that continues to innovate society and its commerce. This too may be another instance, a new way for how the fashion industry abandons its exclusive nature so to relate and engage with the rest of the world.