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Orthodox Style

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

Men’s fashion has become a new place for designers to experiment with ideas, as men have torn away tradition for more daring looks. Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy has been able to turn men’s fashion into a playground of experimentation. Thom Browne has remixed men’s classics into abstract art, but Tisci has been able to mix mens wear with feminine aesthetics, yet masculine and commercial successful. Only John Paul Gaultier has come almost as close to his success in deconstructed men’s fashion.

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

Why the lengthy discussion about men’s fashion and emerging trends of the genre? The real question is where is men’s fashion going?

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

With fashion bloggers, street photographers, and personal style taking over fashion, we have to find new voices. No longer are trends overpowering the main stage of fashion. Experimentation with non-sexist clothing has become the norm. Not only a mix use of fabrications and silhouette , but a new idea of masculine fashion.

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

Where is this wave taking place? Belgium, of course!! I was privy to the school of La Cambre’s latest designer collections of their graduating class. We see a new male take centre stage: confident and experimental with a new orthodox.

La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium
La Cambre Belgium

MMA: Thom Browne

“Does It Come In Black?”

Thom Browne
Thom Browne

Pattern, shape, and colour still dominate the runway for Spring/Summer 2013. Thom Browne has taken these trends and remixed them into a tapestry of eccentric style. Yet, breakdown each outfit is wearable perfection.

Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013

The Women’s side of this Mad Hatter Collection is framed on men’s tailoring, which gives it a modern feeling. The muted colour in some of his women’s pieces help you to concentrate on the shape, while the colourful pieces give pop to otherwise boring reconditioned men’s wear.

Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013

The Men’s side of his collection is blasted with colour and pattern. Browne is not afraid to have his men speak loud. Always a man of shape, Browne’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is all about layers.  He has also taken 1960’s Mod, and made it sheer madness with silver painted skin. The combination has created a perfect storm of fashion whimsy.

Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013
Thom Browne S/S 2013