The final night of Men’s Fashion Week 2012 ended with a spectacular show by German luxury brand, MODE CREATION MUNICH (MCM), as they showcased its full AW12/13 collection with 80 looks in three show segments with a the themed “Munich Wildlife.
Following Alexis Mabille’s show on MFW was Casely-Hayford’s Autumn/Winter 12 collection featuring stylish, street inspired looks with a bold solid colours. Little do we know that the show almost could not happen because the clothes was initialy shipped to Italy by mistake and had only arrived on the day itself. Phew.
Titled ‘Into The Woods’, it’s inspired by the outdoors, camping in the woods and mountain climbing. But what I am amazed is how he took this theme and gave it a very urban twist , much like the urban jungle of New York City – of course I just came back from NYC and I can see how the collection totally fits the environment and it’s severe winter.
Hailing from United Kingdom, Matthew Miller kicked off the last segment with his colourful show stopping collection, which featured amazing prints, bright and bold colours; even the bags were a hit with the audience giving Matthew Miller a rousing round of applause during the final walk. I really love the graffiti printed suit the most.
French Couturier, Alexis Mabille, kicked off the second segment of MFW on Day 4. Showcasing his menswear line intertwined with his capsule collection for HOM Underwear. It’s opulence meets lean topless sculpted bodies. The models’ hot bod aside, it’s the intrigue detailing and precise tailoring of the suits and outfit that really rock (pun intended) the show.
The second show on Day 4 of MFW is by Bodybound. The brand explored uniforms as symbols of conformity. Sportswear meets space age as the mix of gauze like techno fabrics and bulbous articulated joints are the focus of the collection, which draws upon Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”.
Opening Day 4 of MFW was Singapore label, Reckless Ericka, returning for the second consecutive year staging a solo show. This is also the only show featuring a Singapore label throughout the MFW. Sadly though, of all the shows I have have seen thus far, this is one that I found disappointing.
Closing the 3rd night of the MFW12 was Factotum, presenting a strong cool utilitarian and military-inspired looks as the core of the collection. We see precision tailoring and clever layering with checks, scarfs and outer-coats.
The third designer for the MFW12 Japan Night was Pascal Donquino who presented a sleek show that featured a Country Club chic collection of clean cuts, padded jackets and vests, and a neutral colour tone.
Starting off the show with a black destressed leather jacket, Jun Hashimoto slowly prepped the audience for splashes of bright orange color layered over the outfits.
Diet Butcher Slim Skin started off Japan night showcasing a collection that is a mix of piano sound and electronic music by DJ Mass. The collection had a 19th Century European gentleman feel, accentuated with blues or reds.
Closing the ‘Korean Night’ for the Men’s Fashion Week 2012 Singapore was General Idea with its show titled ‘After Games’ inspired by the 1968 Winter Olympics. The A/W 12 collection is highly-wearable and sporty with performance-ready, padded menswear for the fit and fashionable in quilted fabrics, kneepad detailing and fur collars. The entire collection made the sporty-look so stylish, colorful and chic.