1.02.2012

WHAT TO BUY IN 2012




Last week Manila Bulletin's Style Weekend for Men asked me along with other personalities, Rajo Laurel, Rey Ilagan, Vince Uy, Tonichi Nocom and Carlos Concepcion, what are the top trends to watch out for this year.

Here's what I said:

ABSTRACT PRINTS
Versace's recent collaboration with H&M brought back prints on and off the runway. So exchange those boring solids and tacky monograms with fun and quirky MoMA-worthy abstract prints!
AS SEEN AT QASIMI HOMME, JIL SANDER, HENRIK VIBSKOV 
 DUCKIE BROWN S/S 2012

 GIVENCHY S/S 2012

 JIL SANDER S/S 2012

 QASIMI HOMME S/S 2012

SUNBLEACHED WHITES
Beach-bound or not. With or without a tan. Show them you're having a great summer with your immaculately off-white ensembles. 
AS SEEN AT DIOR HOMME, KENZO, ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
 ANN DEMEULEMEESTER S/S 2012

 DAMIR DOMA S/S 2012

 DIOR HOMME S/S 2012

 JUUN J. S/S 2012

BOLDER AND BRIGHTER
Go bolder than bold and brighter than bright! Whether a shocking pink suit or an electric blue tee wear something that would make you pop out from a sea of neutrals.
AS SEEN AT COMME DES GARCONS, JUUN J, WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK, DRIES VAN NOTEN, EHUD
COMME DES GARCONS HOMME PLUS S/S 2012

 DRIES VAN NOTEN S/S 2012

 EHUD S/S 2012

WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK S/S 2012

And here's what got edited out:

CROSS-DRESSING
Channel your feminine side and make the opposite sex desire your wardrobe with next season's covetable imperfectly perfect asymmetrical man skirts and dresses.
AS SEEN AT RICK OWENS, RAD HOURANI, YOHJI YAMAMOTO
 RICK OWENS S/S 2012

 YOHJI YAMAMOTO S/S 2012

 RAD HOURANI S/S 2012

BORIS BIDJAN SABERI S/S 2012

So which trends will I be sporting this summer? I'm sure you guys already know the answer...

Btw special thanks to Style Weekend's Liza Ilarde for the feature!


Photos courtesy of GQ France