How does one process the thousands of items of clothing that debuted in Paris and Milan last week? Perspective helps. Context is good. Graphs are key. Here, a selection of colors that popped up more than once, arranged by hue. Spoiler alert: A certain shade of red had a big year.
The Vibe for Spring 2012: A mix of tough (dark denim, biker-inspired jackets, heavy trenches, wool cardigans) and soft (brown suits in patterns, summer scarves, dollops of bright color), perfectly balanced in that to-be-expected Bottega way. Tomas Maier’s luxurious touch takes on a rough-hewn feel without sacrificing its trademark lush attitude. A master class in versatility.
As captured by STREETFSN’s Hyunbeon Nam, we rank the 10 men who killed it on the streets of Milan and Paris.
Name: Bruce Pask
Occupation: Fashion Director, T: The New York Times Style Magazine
The Signature: The Pask is easy to spot, just look for the dapperest man with a jacket draped over his shoulders, like some time-lost combination of Dracula and a victorious Greek emperor.
The Clincher: The book. What could it be? Perhaps The Leopard by Archibald Colquhoun, to suit the Italian setting?