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MILAN (AP) - A recent breeze buffeted Italy's trend capital during the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, each actually, bringing reduction from the June warmth, and figuratively, as younger designers took the spotlight.

They introduced with them recent silhouettes with new proportions and reinterpretations of outdated summertime favorites from linens to stripes.

Listed here are highlights from menswear previews Sunday in Milan for subsequent spring and summer season:


Guillaume Meilland's second assortment for Ferragamo is impressed by the Mediterranean shoreline shared by his native France and adopted Italy.

The seems to be are outlined by texture: cable-knit fishermen's sweaters, velvety shorts, corduroy trousers and suede laser reduce tops, all hearty fare for wind-swept seaside strolls. The designer additionally added touches of caprice like sea horse prints and coral key chains.

"Sure I like the thought of getting, for me, one thing very Italian, one thing very a lot linked to the thought of the vacations and the seaside," Meilland mentioned backstage. "Textures, colours, we try mix mushy velvet, English materials and heavy linens ... The fluid and one thing extra tough."

The seems to be mixed for a simple silhouette that Meilland mentioned was impressed by the 1960 French movie "Purple Midday," based mostly on the Patricia Highsmith's "Ripley" novels.

Ferragamo's footwear included penny loafers or slip on moccasins with rubber soles adorned with the trademark buckle for the town or rope accents for the seaside.



Italian rapper Ghali honed in on a pair of velvety shorts with a sea horse print on a golden background from the entrance row of Ferragamo's present for subsequent spring and summer season.

"I actually like the gathering. I really like a lot of the textures that I noticed," mentioned Ghali, a Milan native whose new album, titled "Album," is being promoted with an advert on the Duomo cathedral.



Lee Wooden laid the seams naked at Dirk Bikkembergs during his second season as its inventive director.

The clear assortment revealed the development particulars that create rhythms with their repetition, from the patchwork trousers to the intarsia knitwear.

Wooden mentioned he was impressed by the brutalism architectural motion of the late 1960s and early 1970s that stood towards adornment.

"I needed it to be brutal. I needed it to be trustworthy. I needed it to be like males must be," Lee mentioned backstage. "I do not wish to see males all fairly and ideal. I feel a person must be rugged."

The traces have been easy, with neat T-shirts with scooped necks paired with city patchwork trousers reduce from pure materials. The cuffs have been turned as much as reveal the tough seam. Heavy boots and utilitarian sandals anchored the seems to be.

Go well with jackets have been worn with shorts that have been almost bloomers in proportion, a fob to summer season, whereas some trousers have been festooned with maxi-pockets. Tops, in contrast, have been mushy, like one which was a patchwork of gold, mild blue and white.

Whereas the supplies have been principally pure fibers and the colour palette based mostly on hues of blue, white and slate grey, the gathering closed with flashes of inexperienced and Japanese technical material.



Korean designer Munsoo Kwon made his Milan debut within the Armani theater with a group that contained some measure of autobiography.

The triptych assortment consists of items based mostly on European tailoring, Korean navy put on and a collection of character seems to be. The thread that connects all of them: The YOLO phenomenon, beforehand, earlier than the invention of abbreviation-loving social media, referred to as "You Solely Reside As soon as."

The 37-year-outdated Kwon expresses his whimsy with out-of-proportion cuts: Boyish striped sweaters which are a part of his character collection are gigantic with large, trailing arms, dwarfing the wearer.

The navy seems to be are elongated and mushy, not your normal regimented rendering. And the tailor-made outfits are clear and chic, that includes pinstripe pants with lengthy belts worn with a pajama-impressed prime and a trench coat with bell sleeves.

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