[All images via MercedesBenzFashionWeek.com]
Mik Cire by Erik Kim
Finally – menswear done right — edgy but not overboard! There certainly was leather jackets galore, however the fit was tailored, giving it a hybrid of fine tailoring that met with bondage/punk details. Although the collection was young and fresh in a dominant palette of black, I really see it transending age to become a go-to for guys who want a stylish update to their wardrobe, without veering too far into the trendy ‘danger zone’.
Described as the new eccentric — finished but rough around the edges, Michael Angel made a strong showing this season with silk, lace, and overall stunning laser-cut dresses. The stunners were the blue mohair garments, which extremely resembled fur, the dusty, washed prints, and the overall sense that these looks could be converted to practical pieces, bound to get a lot of mileage.
Andy & Debb
A sumptuous collection of satin-cropped pants, hybrid parka vest sweaters, and massive buckle details on practically everything declared success for Andy & Debb this season. The statement detailing on the garments fell in the place of accessories, bumping up the collection from classic pieces to fashion with an attitude. Curved edges, puckering, blouisng, ruffles, and plackard details on the garments rounded out the aesthetic of beyond basic for this design duo.