Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dolce & Gabanna’s 80′s Anthem

Not sure if I’m all up in the grill or that enthused about D&G’s Fall collection.
I’m a big fan of the brand, however because our MenStylePower aesthetic leans towards the elegance of Sean Connery rather than the shock value of Andy Warhol, I’m in 2 minds about how wearable pop culture is for the kind of men we talk to.
Am I boxing y’all in? Hope not.
That said, this collection breaks from the pack, bypasses the 70′s and hones right into the 80′s to deliver a candy-coated fall collection.
Going through the runway pics I feel like I’ve been blasted and assaulted with the ghosts of Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran, in a wild, superwonderfraggalicious dream complete with vibrant color, the spectre of Mickey Mouse and the Coca-Cola banshee.
This collection is all things MTV.

How to wear it?

Match the wool coats with denim and easy layered top sets. Throw on that crazy Coke jacket over slacks or pants, or tuck in a bright T under suit jackets. Try the oversize fur coat for that ‘entrance’ moment or the black fur lined jacket (see below) that’ll lift up any, and we mean any, old and stale outfit on a cold day. If you can carry off carrot top jeans, DO IT and slam on those crazy coloured hi-tops for max effect.
Gents, for all their efforts to inject fun into menswear, we give D&G the ‘Mr Congeniality’ Award for Fall