The verdict is in as Paris Men's Fashion Week came to an exciting end over the weekend. Spring '11 conjured up a variety of styles ranging from streamlined suits to radical printed pants. Our attention immediately went to Givenchy's rocker cool leopard prints and Paul Smith's urban separates. Also noted were some bohemian influences from Alexis Mabille and the reappearance of baggy pants a la John Galliano. Could they be making a fashion comeback?!
Milan Men's Fashion Week jump-started over the weekend — what a treat. For Spring '11, some designers are sticking to their signatures, and some are playing the fashion field. My favorite collections thus far are Roberto Cavalli, John Varvatos, and Gucci. But Versace made me positively giddy; think rockabilly meets macho man. So sexy, so fun. Key trends are neutral, white, and blue suits, printed and baggy pants, and shorts of varying lengths. Not to mention brown leather man satchels and a wide range of loafers. Be sure to look these pics up and down to catch sight of the styles and the gorgeous faces.
There's no doubt about it, Jesus Luz, Gabriel Aubry, and Andrés Velencoso, all have model-worthy looks. But being the boyfriends of the hottest celebs probably helped put them on Spring '10's most desirable menswear catwalks. Madonna's man Jesus walked for Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, and Y-3; Halle Berry's baby daddy Gabriel did his thing exclusively for Louis Vuitton; and Kylie Minogue's hottie Andrés worked it for Versace and Jean Paul Gaultier. All are scrumptious, but which famous beau is the hottest model?
Kissing and telling is usually taboo. Contrary to that belief, Bruce Hulse decided to dish all about his former life as a Calvin Klein model in his book Sex, Love, and Fashion: A Memoir of a Male Model ($16). The memoir rumors to expose explicit, juicy details on Hulse's exciting life including romantic escapades with models such as Andie MacDowell and Paulina Porizkova to name a few.
If you're itching for a preview, here's a leaked excerpt from his rendezvous with Porizkova: "I arrived at Paulina's hotel room only to find her wearing next to nothing. I was doomed. Within seconds we were all over each other. We completely tore up the room." Did that leave you wanting more? The book is set to release August 5 and is available for preorder.
Clearly, Dean and Dan of DSquared had fun with this collection. Then again, they seem to always have fun. Fun with male models, what? Quite a few of you fancied my Gucci boho boy so I'm wondering if you'd like to party with this Beat Street meets the Upper West Side guy. Pull the outfit apart and the clothes are cute, all together it's a hot mess. The orange argyle socks, not so much, but the blue polo atop ripe pecs, yes very much. Hottie or nottie?
Men's Fashion Week in Milan only means one thing to me: hot male models! Can you blame me? Sure, checking out the menswear trends is interesting, but the cheekbones and bodies of those male models are even more flawless. But all is not gorgeousness on the catwalks. A lot depends on the vibe the designer is trying to give off. For instance, Jill Sander's boys are more scrawny and pale and less sculpted and tan as say, Dolce & Gabbana's men. There's nothing wrong with down-to-earth guys, but c'mon, it's so much fun to fawn over these fantasy boys. OK, enough yapping, more pictures!
It's currently Men's Fashion Week in Europe, so I've got hunky male models on my brain. Further satiating my appetite are the sizzling male contestants on Bravo's show Make Me a Supermodel. Even if you've merely glanced at the tube while the show was on, you know that the aspiring male models have so much more potential than their female counterparts. Some of them even put host Tyson Beckford to shame.
These boys are going places; they have the bodies of Greek gods and faces that are unearthly. Three in particular stand out for me: Perry (left), Frankie (center), and Casey (right). Not only are they easy on the eyes, but they pose and pout as if it's been their job since exiting the womb. And have you seen them work the catwalk? I say, somebody give them contracts (and my number) ASAP! Check out more jaw-dropping model portfolios here.
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