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Men’s Style- Best of Menswear Fall 2011 Runway, The Avant Gardes

Runway Review: Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, Marni, Miharayasuhiro

When it comes to men’s style, there are two schools on the runway- the classics and the risk takers.

We’ve shown you some of my favorite mens fashion shows from Europe from John Varvatos (the personal favorite for my hubby) , Louis Vuitton, Burberry Prorsum, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani, and even some super funk by way of Lady Gaga at Mugler.

Then, there are the fashion risk takers.

The men’s fashion that has a bit more edge than the average guy can pull off, but plenty of style for those up to taking the chance! Naveed Hussain curates his favorite menswear fall 2011 collection from the catwalks of Paris and Milan for those guys wanting to take the fashion plunge! – S.H.

After 9+ weeks of women’s pre-fall came a month of menswear sandwiched in between the couture shows that just started the other day. The speed at which collections are being thrust upon fashion patrons now is head spinning to say the least. How can one remember what to buy, especially when the seasons deliveries aren’t in sync with the reality of the weather at the time?

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That being said, here’s a look at our favorite menswear shows for Fall 2011, even if they did happen in the blink of a forgettable eye…

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011

If compiling these lists has proven anything to us, it’s that we are faithful to our favorite designers, and Dries continues to be a perennial in our books. Fall’s fluid legged pantsuits were anchored with half fur lapels, one of the wittiest uses of fur we’ve ever seen in menswear.

Jil Sander

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Raf Simon’s consistent appropriations on the codes of Jil Sander’s ardent minimalism continue to produce stunningly wearable collections season after season. Fall’s outing was yet another exercise of his mastery of color, cleverly energizing his lean take on traditional layering.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011

Amidst a drab Milan fashion week shone Sarah Burton’s confident take on the regal side of Britannia and McQueen.

Marni

Marni Fall 2011

Marni Fall 2011

Marni Fall 2011

Marni Fall 2011

Marni Fall 2011

Marni Fall 2011

Simple, spare and fuss-free, Marni’s relaxed take on basic standards gives off the perfect air of uncomplicated cool.

Miharayasuhiro

Miharayasuhiro fall 2011

Miharayasuhiro fall 2011

Miharayasuhiro fall 2011

Miharayasuhiro fall 2011

Miharayasuhiro fall 2011

Miharayasuhiro fall 2011

Ditching the techno heaviness of past efforts for an exaggerated take on classic menswear elements made this one of Miharayasuhiro’s best collections to date. – Naveed Hussain, VagbondNYC

Photos via vagabondnyc

Published on January 26, 2011

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