“Understated Utility” is the explanation of the SS16 men’s collection of Filippa K. The stress of functionality with multiple hidden pockets, internal straps and stow away hoods is bordered with elements and details of fine tailoring. A mix of different materials have been used with crisp cotton poplins prominently used on jackets, shorts and trousers: bonded linens and cotton give coats a functional finish and the laminated paper-like wind parka is the lightweight highlight. For jerseys different blends of cotton with linen or silk have been used as well as some nice tencel wool qualities whereas for knits cashmere, viscose, organic cotton and linen yarns are the main materials.
The focus for SS16 lies on differens shades and combining black with off-white and beige tones. The bold block stripe styles underline the importance of these non-colors to create a compact modern look. To moderate this graphic expression we have added a variety of summer neutrals ranging from soft greens and blues to a washed out orange as the pop color.
Taking inspiration from English royalty and Kings’ scandals of abdications to the art paint and costumes of Ainou and African tribes or even from their own experience of brotherhood, Valentin and Florentin Glémarec explored family, power games and a affiliation.
Shoes were made for walking and walking is something you need to do if you want to see all the shows from the Fashion Week. Photographer Andrea Dell’Aquila captured, in exclusive for Fucking Young!, some of the choices seen on this edition of Milan Fashion Week.