Many people have their favorite designers for many different reasons. One that makes it to my personal list is Ermenegildo Zegna. After taking a look, you will see that they do not create just for the sake of it. They create with an ultimate end in mind, while yet and still setting forth a line of aspiration in their own right.
In GQ UK’s November 2012 Issue, Chris Kightley gives a closer look at some of Ermenegildo Zegna’s designs with a focus on functionality while still adhering to it’s sophisticated curve.
Keeping within the proper balance of modern and forward classics and the creative pulse of fashion, Ermenegildo Zegna continually proves their staked position and their credibility to those who are closely watching how designers will set the bar higher.
Chris Kightley in Ermenegildo Zegna photographed by Adam Whitehead for GQ UK November 2012 Issue.
Staying in perfect shape requires perfect form. This holds true even without the workout.
Everything is a work of art from the clothes you wear, to the body you place them upon. All around, you see shapes in the finer details of everything. Every plane is a new facet- a new perspective.
How do you see the world?
Level37- Shape Shift
Arthur Gosse in Calvin Klein Collection photographed by Greg Harris for Arena Homme+
It’s not all in your head. You truly do set the standard.
We tip our hat off to you because it shows that you do put thought into your ensembles. Simple when brought together, the right balance has been made between detail and cut. Relaxed, but not overly so, neutrals come to life and reach their full potential at being mysterious and functional at the same time. Matching your clothes to your personality is what allows the silent language of style to be heard. And as you surely know, few can speak it.
With all of these things including proper execution in mind, at a point you have to not be so modest and take a rightful bow.
Level37- Who’s cooler than you?
Noah Mills in Salvatore Ferragamo photographed by Chiun-Kai Shih for August Man
Be one of a kind.
With a focus on prints, suiting and functional accessories, TOPMAN displays a variety of Spring trends in their 2012 catalog. The line creates wearable looks rooted in the grains of reality. Harmony becomes a simple and natural feat.
Level37- No Frills, No Fuss
Jake Shortall for TOPMAN Spring 2012 catalog.
Noah Mills brings us a fair variety of summer essentials in this H&M collection. Sun-bleached colors, pastels and the proper pared-down looks are ideal for the Summer. What we see is a playfulness in attire brought to an adult standard.
Level37- Brighten Up
Noah Mills for H&M 2012.
Tommy Hilfiger plays around this Spring by bringing in some younger styles to don. Madras, pastels and a bit of prep all combine to drum up a look of a school boy all grown up.
Cuffed sleeves and pant hems cool down the looks that are expertly layered with blazers and sweaters. The small details play a major part in making it work .Only things’s we’d change in this lookbook are the cargo pants and shorts. No one ever needs that many pockets.
Level37- Act Your Age
Arthur Kulkov for Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2012
Clement Chabernaud dons designer looks that keeps calm and cool poise with pure confidence to steal a bit of the show.
Classic luxe for man; detail, color and craftsmanship come together to form an image of unmatched perfection.
Level37- Each It’s Own
Clement Chabernaud photographed by Txema Yeste for GQ Style Australia
There’s no doubt that a bit of skin show is captivating and alluring. We often see this in women’s apparel but now it’s come on the scene for menswear.
Net stitched clothing, mesh and sheer fabrics present a new way of layering which years ago would have been considered too extreme or feminine.
Dolce and Gabbana’s S/S 2012 collection shows us that sheer and stitched fabrics can span the lines of sportswear, casual and semi-formal wear.
Level37- The Show Goes On
Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2012 Collection
We wanted more, so they delivered.
H&M has another installment of Modern Classics. It’s menswear that is sure to please us for the Spring and Summer seasons.
Taking blazers and pairing it with chinos in their lookbook shows us how function and versatility is what transitional ensembles need to not only survive the ever changing world of style but to thrive in it.
And their suits? An upgrade has been in the works. Andres gives us a twist of events in these forward pieces.
How will you show off your Modern Classics?
Level37- Changing Scenarios
Andres Velencoso Segura for H&M Modern Classics
It’s a play between colors and neutrals for Sarar’s Spring 2012 Collection.
The craftmanship is evident with one look. We see here how the small details matter and how in combination drum up a complete look without pretense. Expert quality and fit which isn’t just left for suiting makes room for various ensembles to be created.
From casual to everything above and in-between, donning these pieces will make a professional, refined, and classic statement with a modern understated flair.
Level37- Fine Tuned
Danny Schwarz, Jacey Elthalion, and Benedikt Angerer photographed by Koray Parlak for Interview Sarar Spring 2012 Collection.