Wild is certainly a good word to describe what is happening on the runways at Milan this week. With men’s fashion week in full swing in Milan, Monday, January 18 saw autumn/winter 2016-2017 shows from Emporio Armani, Gucci, Etro and Fendi. Most of the collections had a romantic, almost fanciful feel, but a handful of others – such as Ermanno Scervino – kept things decidedly more masculine. Gucci stood out from the crowd with colorful pieces in pink, red and yellow. Overall, the looks are relaxed – loose even – and seem to represent the inevitable triumph of pajamas over formal wear.
Emporio Armani showed oversized leather pants and coats, plus sleek sportswear pieces with a distinctly urban vibe. Leather gloves stood in contrast to chunky padded scarves. Gray and black were the dominant shades. AFP Photo
With skis, short jackets showing a flash of flesh, thick gloves and ski helmets, Emporio Armani is ready for the slopes in AW16-17. AFP Photo
Gucci brought a touch of color to the Milan catwalk, with a cute, fun-feeling collection. Check out this multicolored Snoopy t-shirt twinned with a patterned jacket with embroidery detail. AFP Photo
Showcased in all-red surroundings, Gucci’s AW16-17 man rocked a retro and romantic style. Nature was a key trend in the collection, cropping up in details such as flower prints and birds. Gucci was big on color too, using lots of pink, yellow and red. AFP Photo
Etro also channeled the romantic, with a free and easy feel to the AW16-17 show. The collection featured lots of very high rollnecks, as well as premium fabrics like cashmire and tweed. AFP Photo
Etro took a walk on the wild side with a leopard-print jacket over this fir green ensemble. AFP Photo
With shades of gray, black and white, Ermanno Scervino put color aside for its AW16-17 collection. The show featured lots of extra-long scarves, plus sweaters bearing single words, like “Wild” or “Heroes.” AFP Photo
With impeccably tailored trousers, Ermanno Scervino stuck with a more masculine look than many of the collections seen in Milan this season.
Fendi kept things snug and cosy with thick, check-print pajama trousers and dressing gowns, all matched with furry mules. AFP Photo
Fur took center stage at the Fendi show, seen on coats, necklines, bags and shoes. AFP Photo