As the Barneys men’s team has been jetsetting to various destinations across the European continent, they’ve been tagging their collective inspiration from the Fall/Winter 2015 shows to just one digital destination, #BNYFieldNotes. It’s @barneysman‘s must-check Instagram handle that captures from the front lines—and front row—which trends are on the imminent horizon. Below, The Window culled a few of our favorite ‘grams that predict F/W 2015’s biggest breakthroughs—along with suggestions from Barneys.com on how you can get the style now.
Refined incarnations of the classic bomber jacket add a sporty, streamlined top-off to any look. For F/W 2015, forego varsity letters in lieu of subtle luxe fabrications, and think of this key piece as an alternative outerwear staple that works just as well paired with a clean, collared shirt as a classic tee. Balenciaga’s current asymmetrical version is the perfect take on the trend and sure to be a closet favorite.
IN THE TRENCHES
Business or pleasure? There can hardly be one without the other when you’re sporting a belted trench. This sharp, grey beauty paired with an equally restrained carryall for a look that mirrored Brioni‘s disciplined and purposeful approach throughout the decades—after all, the brand recently celebrated its 70th year in business. Invest in a no-nonsense layer of your own with this double-breasted perfection from LOEWE.
A Dab OF Mustard
Kean Etro has always been a master of the color spectrum, and his recent collection showcased a range of rich, neutral hues set off with red, purples, and this bright mustard—perhaps the only color loud enough to compete with the likes of an elephant. If you’re looking to introduce this bold color into your closet, you’ll have to keep the jungle animal theme going. Russell Westbrook x Barneys New York’s elephant-print sweatshirt is the only mustard-colored menswear item on Barneys.com. Coincidence? We think not.
OMBRÉ for the Hombres
At Boglioli this season, Jay Vosoghi took inspiration from the Bohemian bourgeoisie of ’60s Milan. His sfumato jacket stood out as a rare and unexpected take on a classic tailored piece, amid a collection of elegant suits, knits, and outerwear. Add some dégradé technique to your own closet in the form of John Varvatos’ spray-print scarf.
PICTURED: MONCLER GAMME BLEU
Under the helm of one who’s never been afraid to make a statement, Moncler Gamme Bleu offered a jaw-dropping presentation featuring uniforms transformed under strobe lights to signify the brand’s evolution. From the first down-filled coat that bore Moncler‘s iconic logo to Thom Browne’s initial jacket for the Gamme Bleu line, the collection ended with an eye-popping assortment of exaggerated jockey-inspired ensembles. Get in on the fun with one of the classic parkas that inspired the spectacle.
TURN UP THE VOLUME
PICTURED: MARCELO BURLON COUNTY OF MILAN
Marcelo Burlon’s poncho-evoking silhouettes took a cue from the designer’s home country of Argentina, in a show that vibrated with contrasting color combinations, dramatic street looks, and a lively crowd. It served as a good reminder of why, in life and in fashion, there’s no sense in being afraid to pump up the volume. Case in point: this Rick Owens hooded wonder, which might be just the voluminous piece necessary to get you through the winter.
For next fall, Silvia Venturini Fendi took inspiration from old-world academia. What scholarly look would be complete without the proverbial gym bag? And of course, an apple to guarantee you’ll be teacher’s pet? Keep things equally functional this semester with Givenchy’s convertible athletic bag-meets-backpack carryall, which puts off the same sporting vibe and smart style.
PICTURED: DRIES VAN NOTEN
In this standout show, Dries Van Noten finely mimicked the luxe embroidery integrated into his women’s line, looking to the rich decorations of the Miao people—both luxe in treatment and elegant in restraint. Get your own subtle take on the ornate trend with this Alexander McQueen embroidered bow-tie.
Kenzo‘s neo-raver collection came in the form of a tribe of colorful cool kids that seemed to arrive from outer-space, or at least, the future. So, what can we predict is next? The dawn of a wider, looser trouser silhouette—already surfacing here on planet earth in some of the more relaxed trouser styles currently available on Barneys.com.
50 shades of grAy
PICTURED: OFFICINE GENERALE
If Officine Generale‘s presentation is any indication, this middle-ground shade is here to stay. Designer Pierre Maheo showed the gray hue in a wealth of textures, shades—slate, heather, granite—and favorite houndstooth pattern. We’d suggest you consider investing now in Barbisio’s houndstooth cap—the perfect complement to all your quicksilver looks.
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