MFW, SS2014, Menswear – #bestinshow

In #bestinshow, ART & FASHION, Features, HOME by Sam Prance

#bestinshow is a feature in which Prancing Through LIFE contributors collate their five favourite collections from New York, London, Paris and Milan each season. We could go on about it a bit more but that’s about it really.

1. Raf Simons

Raf SimonsRaf Simons has become quite the golden boy in fashion in recent years. Having both revitalised Jil Sander and made his own stamp at Dior, he is something of a label maverick. And yet, even in the midst of this, Simons own brand, stands strong. His SS 2014 combo of ad inspired tunics and short shorts is a winner on every level. Recognisable, fresh, fun – I fancy me some Clusters.

2. Jil Sander

Jil Sander1It was an interesting move Sander taking back the reins of her own label when Simons left for Dior. If she failed to create the magic which Simons achieved during his post she’d become something of a laughing stock in fashion. However, in spite of, or perhaps in reaction to this, Sander is stronger than ever. Her minimalistic tendencies run strong and in coral cropped trousers they’ve never looked better.

3. DSquared2

DSquared21Adonis. Nearly naked adonis. Nearly naked adonis showering in water. Having been in the business for nearly twenty years Dean and Dan Caten certainly know how to open a show. What’s more they know how to fill one too – with plenty of ripped denim and tailored short sleeved shirts – their SS 2014 collection was something of a coherent mess. A hot coherent mess, which will no doubt prove popular in the season to come.

4. Versace

VersaceYou can always rely on queen of subtlety Donatella Versace to shake things up a bit when it comes to Milanese fashion. SS 2014 was no different. The usual mix of is-it-tacky-isn’t-it-tacky sexiness was there, naturally, but alongside it were garish shades, drop crotch fits and tape. Shit loads of tape. Random, perhaps but strangely alluring yes. That splattered bolier suit is so wrong and yet so right and that’s exactly why Versace is so great.

5. Fendi

Fendi1When I’m walking down the street they say ‘hey sexy’. When I’m dancing in the club they say ‘hey sexy’. When I’m driving in my car, it don’t matter where I are, they say ‘hey sexy’. Considering that Keisha was kicked out of the group shortly after she sung these words in the Sugababes hit ‘Get Sexy‘, it’s unlikely that she was seeing into future. However, if she were, she was clearly imagining herself as a SS 2014 Fendi boy. So chic. So sexy.

So there we have it – five of the best collections at MFW SS2014.

Sam Prance

Sam Prance is the editor of Prancing Through LIFE. He studies French and Italian at Edinburgh University. His favourite film is American Beauty and he has Madonna marathons far too often. He is currently writing this auto-bio in the third person. He will now stop writing this third person auto-bio in order to save himself some embarrassment.

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