Overall, the men’s collections in Milan are pretty great. Sifting through all the images to mine for Manzies was not quite as easy as last spring. Somehow I would like to go out on a limb and take some credit, that my Manzie Reports impacted some of the designers. Seems like many of them worked overtime to avoid making Manzie Faux Pas, for fear of being included in the Manzie Reports. What I can say about Fall 10 is that there’s much ado about nothing special, since quite a few collections played it really safe. Perhaps it is a no win situation, where you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t. But, either way you slice it…I found some doozies and herewith…Manzies Marching On. (Click on the red Manzie hyperlinks for last season’s Manzie Reports.)
Clearly Thom Browne read the Manzie Report. The Moncler collection was really good but like Muccia Prada, Thom can't help himself by throwing in a few outfits that no one with buy like this Little Lord Fauntleroy two-piece ski set with fur hat.
Well, the good news about this outfit is that if you get lost on the slopes, the helicopter rescue squad with find you lickety split.
And your girlfriend can borrow this outfit.
Last night, I was talking to a stylist about Alexander McQueen and his various challenges. If I wanted to look like a snake, I'd be a snake.
Nothing like a boxy, crop top to layer on top of a suit.
Or a mini-fitted rain slicker as a layer. Sure to be a big seller...not.
Lurch on the runway wearing an unflattering rain slicker.
What the eunuch will wear this fall.
Are eunuchs the new Manzies? Donatella Versace has something for everybody.
Clearly eunucks or Klaus Nomi are in vogue come fall.
Etro opened their collection with this total ridiculousness, complete with woobie.
The Etro homage to Flavor Flav is sure to be the must-have accessory of the season. And the quirky man hat lives on.
I have never been a fan of the quilted coat for men, especially when accessorized with a quirky man hat. And when Bernie Madoff was accosted in front of his home by the paparazzi wearing the tradtional Burberry quilted car coat, I knew then that it was really a must-NOT-have.
How do you take a perfectly butch model and fem him up? Ask Etro.
The little birdie on Kean Etro's shoulder told him to do that. Fotz.
John Richmond is one of those collections that I have seen either at 10 Corso Como or Century 21. What is this?
Quilted for days.
Marni men is the perfect example of "much ado about nothing special".
Not only nothing special, but this jacket-meets-housecoat is so impractical.
Marc Jacobs has been championing the man-skirt and when he does it, you can almost buy into it. But Giuliano Fujiwara's pleated, maxi-skirt will never fly...on men anyway.
This outfit is perfect for Michelle Obama.
Here's a perfect example of layering that will not...in a million years...work.
Now here's a layer that will never go into production.
Baubles for days. Oh, and nice coif.