Men's Fashion Continues in Milan; Dragonfruit Fights the Aging War; Armani Zings His Fellow Italians; Time Hamilton Pre-Fall at Bergdorfs; Tom Ford Does it Again...and Almost Kills Someone; The Italians Take on American Fashion

6.25.2008

By Seth Plattner

Photo: Getty Images

The goods keep rolling down the runways in Milan.  Checkout the latest slide shows for what's in store for Spring 09'. [The Cut]

In never ceasing battle against aging, dragon fruit has recently proving highly effective in fighting cell proliferation.  Look better and smell fruitily delicious?  Yes, please! [Cosmetic Design]

After his Spring 09' show Giorgio Armani gave a little zing to his fellow Italians:
"It is time to straighten ourselves out, we are too slovenly," he
  said. He blamed the lack of decent dressing on a culture of "atrocious
  permissiveness".  Ya hear that Staten Island? Atrocious Permissiveness... [Telegraph]

Rag & Bone, who recently set their pre-fall line to sale, might be
setting a trend among the new it-labels.  Tim Hamilton is following
suit by releasing their pre-fall collection exclusively at Bergdorf
Goodman, meaning you can start looking good before the runway says so. [Material Interest]

Just because Tom Ford's suits can cost $3,800 and boots a mere $10,000 (pocket change, really), don't expect the fashion saavy male to miss out on wearing the CFDA's Menswear Designer of the Year label.  After the opening of his Madison avenue store in New York City, sales were reportedly well above projections.  The ass, the cheekbones, the best eye in fashion, and now more continued success?  What doesn't this guy have? [Reuters]

Wait, hold please.  Tom Ford's luck might have just run out.  Turns out a former male model was hospitalized last night in Milan after a spotlight fell from the ceiling on to his perfectly coutured head.  I'm sure Tom was marginally phased, and then slightly relieved to know that one less hottie was potentially stealing his thunder. [Fashionista]

You know it's an issue when the Italians are designing American fashion.  On the way from B.D. Baggies, which was recently bought by Italina conglomerates W.P. Lavori (the same folks responsible for the reintroduction of Woolrich Woolen Mills at the hands of Daiki Suzuki) is a relaxed but stylish line of button downs, tees and hoodies.  Dave Mullen, who birthed Save Khaki, will helm the design under the crack of a supple Italian whip.  [Material Interest]

-- SETH PLATTNER

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