From mad scientist-inspired knitted lightning bolts to urban scenes on a jacquard weave, patterns created via traditional methods make a strong case for the craft revival.
(opposite page) Wool pullover, satin trousers, canvas belt, leather belt and wool brooch, from Prada. (this page) Wool coat, wool jacket and wool trousers, from Ermenegildo Zegna. Metal sunglasses, from Emporio Armani. Leather boots, from Hermes.
GOING OFF TRACK
The swirly, gold-toned print covering this Versace (who else?) tracksuit is designed for the serious aesthete – rather than athlete – who’s not about to kick back in any run-of-the-mill leisurewear.
Polyester coat, polyester windbreaker, polyester track pants and leather sneakers, from Versace.
TIME TO SHINE
Silver sequins or gold patterned trousers are plenty on their own, but when you’re feeling truly fearless, go ahead and mix those precious metals.
Sequinned wool cardigan, silk shirt, silk trousers and silk bow tie, from Dolce & Gabbana. Leather shoes, from Dior. Socks, stylist’s own.
OFF THE WALL
A graffiti like design by American punk artist Raymond Pettibon brings colourful, streetwear-style edge to Dior’s tailoring. Polyester shirt and wool pants, from Dior. Metal sunglasses, from Burberry.
Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee riffs on the house’s expertise in leather with pieces such as motocrossstyle leather trousers, and softens the look with wool knits in interesting new proportions.
High-necked wool sweater, wool ribbed-knit sweater, leather trousers, silver brooch and leather boots, from Bottega Veneta. Ambush X Gentle Monster acetate sunglasses, from Gentle Monster.
Brown is anything but boring in Fendi’s autumn collection. Anchored by a striking two-tone cardigan, this ensemble combines multiple shades of the colour most associated with the season.
Wool cardigan, wool trousers and leather boots, from Fendi. Fendi X Gentle Monster metal sunglasses, from Gentle Monster.
ROMANCE ISN’T DEAD
For those days when you’re feeling particularly poetic or just really want to stand out, there’s Gucci’s deconstructed take on 18thcentury menswear.
Wool coat, and silk and lace shirt, from Gucci.
FASHION ASSISTANT THOMAS HONG GROOMING EILEEN KOH, USING KEVIN MURPHY AND NARS MODEL IGNAS L / MANNEQUIN