Out fashion and market editor Michael Cook picks his favorite looks from the Milan runway. What will you wear next summer?
"References to Grease and the "Pink Ladies" aside, this look from Bottega Veneta is a bright pop of bubblegum fun for next spring. The classic 1950s cuts in the clothing create some great basic pieces. Put all together, they make for an ensemble that sets you apart from the crowd."
Diesel Black Gold
"I love this pop of color. A shade of blush (or is it bashful?) breaks up the usual men's palette of blacks, navys, and whites to give us a little pastel brightness for next spring. It's also a fabulous nod towards the recent genderbending trends, with a more flowy top and wide shorts that can be passed for a skirt."
"Glam rockers rejoice! By far the most fabulous of the shows in Milan was DSquared2's kinky boots. The runway was full of glitter, glitz, and glam. Not for the faint of heart (although DSquared2 rarely is)."
"Updating the modern man's wardrobe can sometimes be difficult, after all, a suit is a suit. But the small changes in the shirt and pants on this look by Ferragamo make all the difference. Now we know that an unique collar and interesting pleats is all you need to look sharp in the sun."
"Ships ahoy, mate. Gucci's updated sailor is a sure bet for next season's first mate. Slightly twisted and updated with yellow stripes instead of the traditional navy, and just the right touch of dandy flair with a floral bag, this looks will get your sea legs ready."
"This is my definition of the I-just-roll-out-of-bed-and-still-look-chic-AF look. Marc Jacobs shows us is the way to wear pyjamas-style suits out in the world: just throw on a coat and make sure you don't look a rumpled mess, and you too can pull it off."
"I really love the separated waist band that was used in much of Marni's latest collection. It's such a small feature that really sets these pants apart from any others in your closet. Another great way to make a statement without being too much a fashion plate."
"Wether or not you're into the cowboy look, you have to admit this dude exudes cool. A combination of casual (yet gorgeous) knits give the outfit a relaxed vibe, to stay chic on the boardwalk."
"I love matching chocolate brown and pale blue together. Neil Barrett has given us a sporty vision for the future while referencing those groovy '70s. This is how you embrace the sportswear trend, but leave the sweatpants at home."
"Prada's whimsical sporty take on spring will surely be a breath of fresh air next spring. Funky prints mixed with 90s sportswear (lots of leggings and nylon) will be everywhere next year."
"Raf Simons's collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation (shown in Florence at Pitti Uomo) gave us the expected, such as the infamous penis shots printed on the edge of a shirt, but it also showcased the photographer's more romantic side, with other garments featuring his floral still life series. Mixed with Raf's unique take on menswear, it was the perfect pairing."
"Ralph Lauren does the classics like no one else does, but this season 'American cool' just got a little bit cooler. With a wider leg, Ralph Lauren has updated the navy suit. Ditch the tie and shirt to bring some casualness to your tailoring game."
"Versace's tribute to Prince gaves us ideas for some alternatives to the tuxedo, which is so difficult to bear in the heat. A light outer coat and a simple shirt, paired with more traditional touches, like the cummerbund and black slacks, gives a new meaning to black tie."
"The silhouette is a perfect combination of many current menswear trends: the loose fit, the classic elegance. I particularly love the extra fabric along the waist, it's a beautiful way to make a style statement."
"Further proof that the '70s are back: this chic number from Bally. A little funky, but still very wearable, this terracotta suit will give you the right amount of edge next spring."