Fall/Winter ‘22 Designer New Arrivals
Italy is nothing if not resilient – and the vibrant streets of Florence showed us just that. Everywhere we turned, from the dazzling Piazza della Repubblica to the magnificent Duomo, was filled with locals and visitors alike taking in the sights in life-affirming splendour. The historic city was also the ideal backdrop for modern designers bridging the gap between luxury and streetwear, including Officine Générale, BOSS, Moncler, Emporio Armani and more. Here’s just a postcard of what you’ll find from us this season.
Moncler’s ski-inspired puffer jackets are synonymous with cool, casual Fall/Winter style, but this year’s colourblocked jacket is even more contemporary. Whether you’re attending an Après-Ski event or traversing the side streets of a city centre, this head-to-toe ski-luxe look from the Italian brand is equally chic.
Despite overly casual streetwear trends beginning to fall out of favour in recent years, HUGO proves that the full sweatsuit look still deserves to be in your rotation this season. Here, bulky fits and inferior fabrics have given way to flattering slimmer silhouettes and premium materials, creating an upscale casual ‘fit that invokes a sense of self confidence.
Proving pattern should never by shied away from, these beautiful, printed pieces from Etro are styled together to great effect even when the rulebook would warn you not to. Whether worn together or separately, including prints into your outfit should always be balanced with solid styles so as not to overwhelm the eye.
Great street style should never compromise on sophistication, as exemplified with this handsome look from Eleventy. The key is to source items versatile enough to pair with your entire wardrobe, from formal to casual. Take, for example, these flannel drawstring trousers and reversible wool topcoat – two pieces that look equally at-home whether styled up or down.
These days, tailoring is most definitely on-trend, though a perfectly cut suit is never out of style. Emporio Armani adeptly showcases the timeless appeal of a navy suit, which can look its best even when worn with the most casual items in your Fall/Winter wardrobe.
Whether worn as the standout piece or a key component of an easygoing outfit, Officine Générale shows us that styling stripes doesn’t need to be a bold choice. Here, the basic building blocks of any man’s wardrobe (grey flannel pants, navy knitwear, classic coats) create a canvas where stripes can fully reflect their effervescent personality.
Sometimes one truly special piece of knitwear is all one needs to make a lasting impression. Neil Barrett undoubtedly knows this, with the label’s striking grey/black crewneck a genuine head-turner. This combination of textures, knits, and ribbings amount to a seemingly complex piece that requires next to no effort to pull off.
Should you feel like a sweatsuit on its own lacks something in the way of formality or flair, BOSS has reminded us how to amend that notion. Here, a refined yet relaxed wool overshirt almost imitates a casual blazer, however, the overshirt provides a significantly more modern feel to this street-smart ‘fit.