Yes dear friends, the fashion news is in and the turtleneck is officially back for men. Here we are at the MBFW Madrid: Roberto Verino show which featured approximately eight menswear looks, a majority of which showcased the early 90’s favorite: the turtleneck. To be honest, here at BDMOTP we aren’t sure how we feel about it. I suppose when worn right, with a dapper black or grey suit and a tailored wool coat, it could work. It is, of course, a functional “trend” one that keeps your neck warm in the depths of wintery, cold weather; however, how fashionable is it really?
Roberto Verino is clearly concerned about both trend and functional in his AW15/16 collection. The menswear looks were much more debonair than the female looks, not to say more simple or more plain, but perhaps more focused? Trends featured were basic colors like grey, black and navy, turtlenecks, high waisted pants, and plaid suits. In fact, the clothes were very fall in the fact that all the looks were muted and dark. Warm, comfortable wool coats, skinny but not hipster tailored pants gave off an elegant, dressy look. Highlights include a shiny black blazer and instead of buttons, tied with a sash/belt around the waist. The occasional scarf, knit or otherwise, was used to accessorize.
As usually, Roberto Verino did not get crazy his menswear designs nor push the edge of the fashion world limits, but his garments, as we’ve come to expect, are dapper and will make any man look professional, handsome and put together.
Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.