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John Varvatos MensSpring Summer 2014 Milan Menswear

Runway Review
6/22/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

john varvatos Spring/Summer 2014

A return to elegance, this is how John Varvatos sums the spirit of his spring/summer 2014 collection. "Modern men want to dress up again. Still they do not want to feel stiff: says the designer." I imagined a nonchalantly dressy wardrobe for today's men, mixing day and night, refinement with an edge and sophisticated ease. While working on this collection John Varvatos was editing images for John Varvatos Rock in Fashion the book that will be published in October. Rock 'n Roll sartoriality has always been central to his work. The collection allows him to strengthen his roots while looking forward. The image is sleek with longer jackets with defined waists that draw a tall figure that is regal yet with a cool presence, think Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, rocker who have influences reached beyond the music they made but also defined an individual take on the art of dressing up.

The collection is dressy, stressing texture and craft. Intricate tailoring, unexpected details and a pervading finesse get an air of sophisticated ease through tactile finishes, ombre dyeing and permanent crinkle treatments that gives clothes a lived-in yet crisp patina. 

The color palette is classic with a twist. A world of blues and then tones of cream, sand and black are highlighted by flashes or red and dashes of sliver. Fabrics and yarns are quintessentially masculine: wool linen, jute, leather, suede.

Three button jackets express an old school refinement that is composed and progressive. They are worn with jacquard vests, shirts, ties or bowties.

Accessories include brushed leather or subtly printed lace-up shoes, either with gaiters or not, coated linen and leather satchels, sash belts and aviator sunglasses. Neckties, metal-chain bowties, long thin silk fringed scarves, tie pins, boutonniere broaches complete the image with elegant finesse.

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6/22/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

john varvatos Spring/Summer 2014

A return to elegance, this is how John Varvatos sums the spirit of his spring/summer 2014 collection. "Modern men want to dress up again. Still they do not want to feel stiff: says the designer." I imagined a nonchalantly dressy wardrobe for today's men, mixing day and night, refinement with an edge and sophisticated ease. While working on this collection John Varvatos was editing images for John Varvatos Rock in Fashion the book that will be published in October. Rock 'n Roll sartoriality has always been central to his work. The collection allows him to strengthen his roots while looking forward. The image is sleek with longer jackets with defined waists that draw a tall figure that is regal yet with a cool presence, think Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, rocker who have influences reached beyond the music they made but also defined an individual take on the art of dressing up.

The collection is dressy, stressing texture and craft. Intricate tailoring, unexpected details and a pervading finesse get an air of sophisticated ease through tactile finishes, ombre dyeing and permanent crinkle treatments that gives clothes a lived-in yet crisp patina. 

The color palette is classic with a twist. A world of blues and then tones of cream, sand and black are highlighted by flashes or red and dashes of sliver. Fabrics and yarns are quintessentially masculine: wool linen, jute, leather, suede.

Three button jackets express an old school refinement that is composed and progressive. They are worn with jacquard vests, shirts, ties or bowties.

Accessories include brushed leather or subtly printed lace-up shoes, either with gaiters or not, coated linen and leather satchels, sash belts and aviator sunglasses. Neckties, metal-chain bowties, long thin silk fringed scarves, tie pins, boutonniere broaches complete the image with elegant finesse.


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