“One sits down on a dessert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence, something throbs and gleams…”
This was the inspiration for Alexis Mabille’s Spring/Summer 2011 men’s wear collection. When you look at the clothes, you are able to see two things. The first is fantastical, ethereal fashion, and the second is street-appropriate garb. It almost transports you to another world entirely and proves to the consumer that fashion really is fantasy.
If you truly want to look like a Grecian Sun God this Summer, here are a few things you need to stock up on…
Gladiator Sandals are such a cool accompaniment to a wardrobe that every man should have at least one pair, even if they don’t want to look like an Olympian. To avoid looking like you just stepped off the set of Spartacus or Gladiator, wear only ones that strap just above the ankle. You don’t want them going all the way up to your knees.
If there ever was a time to go completely chunky with the jewelry, this Spring and Summer will be the seasons to do so. Warmer weather has everyone wearing next to nothing, so why not add some flair with Bohemian inspired beads and bracelets?
I’m always preaching the power of opposites, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise when I suggest you combine fitted shorts with loosely flowing tops. And frankly, don’t be afraid to show off your chest hair. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing more manly than allowing some chest bush to poke out from your v-necks. We’re the only sex able to pull it off, so flaunt it.
Lastly, utilize fabrics that you cannot wear in any other season. Linen and lighter cottons (like Madras) are extremely light and extremely wearable. You want clothes that will let your body breath and not be muddied down by humidity. Heavier looking clothes may not actually be so if they’re made from linen.
Check out the rest of Alexis Mabille’s Spring/Summer 2011 Men’s Runway Show: