Last Updated on 27th June 2010

With Paris Men’s fashion week now in full swing we finish our round up of Milan Men’s fashion week from the 21st and 22nd of June.

Ermenegildo Zegna
The cravat was key at Zegna, in shades of burnt ombre, rich khaki and royal blue, it was worn just often with the more casual shirting as well as with the traditional suiting. Suits came in shades of peach and marl grey and was worn with tailored shorts and brogues, or worn with open necked shirts that were finished with a cravat. More casual looks had a slightly urban influence with parka style lightweight jackets in rich orange, worn over a striped jersey and paired with bright whites and sandals. But the Riviera influence was never far off with models donning sunglasses and wearing straw hats atop their head or held loosely at the side, as well as checked blazers that gave a contemporary nod towards the classic look.

The look was chic and sleek at Gucci with classic slim fit suiting in luxurious suede and stand-out tailored leather jackets. Like many of the shows blue was a key colour, here coming in smart dark denims, midnight blues and cornflower blue shades and mixed with rich suede browns and rusty orange. Head-to-toe and denim was seen in the form of a safari style suit as well as with the more traditional double breasted suiting done in a denim-look fabric. Knitwear was made for Spring, done light and white in colour and oversized in style, the chunky-knit funnel necked jumpers were worn with super slim trousers in the same shade for ultimate contrast in proportion.

Verdant pastures at the Etro show laid the way for a refreshingly light-hearted collection that showed intricate print and embroidery alongside bursts of zesty colour. Tailoring was relaxed and wearable in shades of khaki, putty and white while gingham prints were mixed together with paisley shirting and bold Moroccan feel prints were worn together with shirt and short combinations.

It was picnic time at D&G with models carrying their hampers down the runway complete with French sticks and wearing the perfect outfits for the occasion. Fun hawaian print short shorts were mixed with gingham print shirts in shades of vibrant green and rolled up shorts were trimmed with the same gingham print. Tailoring was lightweight in pastel shades and worn with rolled up cuffs for an ultra laid-back look.

Canali showed us the contemporary gent, with understated simple suiting and separates done perfectly and without fuss. On the more casual side of the show chinos came in shades of buttermilk and corn with touches of taupe and sandy shades in the form of simple sweaters, polo shirts and cardigans. Footwear was key to the modern casual look at Canali with models in plimsoles rather than the popular brogue style shoe. The suiting was sharp but understated with a nude coloured short funnel neck worn under a light grey double breasted ensemble, accessorised of course with the contemporary man bag and shades. Look for hand made Canali clothes online.

Giorgio Armani
There was a moody feel at Giorgio Armani with a colour palette built around midnight blues, blueish greys and denim tones. Tuxedo style jackets were played down in denim shades and given a lighter touch with v neck tops in pastel blue tones. Powder blue blazers were worn with slim fit trousers in deep bluish grey and offset with touches of bright yellow in the form of the belt and shoe combination.

It was bold and wearable at DSquared2 with a colourful mix of blazer and shorts combinations in fresh fruity colours. Short cut green tailored shorts were worn with a light blue open necked shirt and a pastel pink blazer for a fun but wearable city chic look. White chinos and a strawberry coloured blazer were cut more generously than the more slim cut styles from other designers which added to the accessible feel of the collection.

To see the full coverage of the collections from Milan Men’s Fashion week visit GQ online.

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