Dolce & Gabbana didn’t use professional models for its runway show this season; instead it recruited millennial bloggers and social media stars. The merino wool sweater comes from that show, the crown knitted into the pattern, the “king” beneath it a sewn-on patch. The very trim pants are cropped above the ankle and decorated with metal military buttons on the hips and hems.
The bold placket really stands out on Diesel Black Gold’s sharp leather bomber. Stack jeans are designed to crumple below the knee, the coated black denim distressed with a bleached effect at the hips.
Diesel invented distressed denims, seen to effect here with a blue perforated suede bomber that’s perfect for a sunny fall day and light enough to wear indoors. Novelty graphics are everywhere this season, including on Diesel’s scarlet crewneck knit.
Here are two looks that could only be from John Varvatos. On the left, an asymmetrically zippered jacket in a coated stretch knit that looks like leather, layered over a vest and a band-collared shirt. On the right, a unique shawl-collared, cutaway jacket in an alpacawool blend. There’s only one button to fasten it – but five buttons running up each cuff. With velvet trim over the pockets and on the cuffs, it’s simultaneously dapper and rock ’n’ roll.