The Plein empire continues to grow with the launch of activewear line Plein Sport at Milano Fashion Week. The activewear collection is a first for the designer, who explained that he wanted to fill a void in the market where there seemed to be no real luxury activewear.

The runway launched off with some serious athletes performing gymnastics and jumps in an obstacle course. After models walked the catwalk, they followed up by “training” in a gym filled with treadmills, a boxing ring, even a breakdance area. Paris Hilton sat front row and as usual, the show was the event of the season.

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It’s clear that Plein Sport will appeal to all types of athletes, fitness buffs and most likely the general public at large. In a world where activewear is slowly but surely becoming leisure and casualwear (you can thank the USA for that—where would we be without women wearing yoga pants when running errands?), the line is genius. Engineered so that it’s comfortable and anti-sweat, the breathable and flexible garments are practical for the gym, the court and the ring. And the grocery store. Perhaps also the gas station. You get the gist.

Featuring hoodies, leggings, puffy vests and jackets, mesh shorts and more, the collection is typical Plein style, bedazzled with gold and silver shiny fabrics and vibrant, reflective colors.

The line is ideal for the modern man and woman, with several unisex garments and practical details like sleeve pockets for cell phones and trendy, urban sneakers.

A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.A model walks the runway at the Plein Sport show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017/18 on January 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Plein Sport.

BDMOTP has always been a fan of Eleventy, thanks to their all encompassing style. Eleventy has a way of making men feel as if they are included, as if they, too, can be a part of fashion. Eleventy, simply put, makes things easy for a man to become a gentleman.

For AW17/18, Eleventy presents a very wearable collection separated into a few different sections. First, a casual office, with garments like cotton pants and longer wool/cashmere jackets. Next, an urban style section with puffy jackets, baggy pants and sneakers. Then, leisure wear with comfy shirts and cardigans. Finally, a Platinum capsule collection which includes more bespoke garments. There’s even a home collection, which includes candles and rugs.

It’s worth noting that Eleventy creates all their collections in Italy and is a sustainable brand, which we at BDMOTP love.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Eleventy.

Damir Doma played with layers and volume this season and Milano Fashion Week. Layered tunics and baggy pants marched the runway and there was an emphasis on tying and knotting, in hopes of distorting what may be a more traditional design aesthetic.

Both female and male models walked the runway, but the looks weren’t unisex. The menswear really embraced volume for AW17/18. Pops of orange brigtened the muted greens, blacks and the occasional white.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Damir Doma.

The brightness and lightness of the Silvio Fiorello collection gives life to even the darkest and most depressing winter days. For AW17/18, color was definitely not sacrificed, and that’s precisely what BDMOTP loves about it.

When exploring the collection of silk ties, pocket squares and more, I was alerted to the fact that purple is actually one of the best-selling colors at Fiorello, which leads me to the believe that the Fiorello customer is one of class. Jolly, self-assured, bold and ready to make a statement, the Fiorello man wears a purple silk tie to the office and inadvertently brings just a little bit of brightness into his own day and the day of those around him.

The AW17/18 collection offers bright colors and artfully designed pattersn as well as motifs on pocket squares an ties, elaborating on a 80’s trend that is now coming back into style.

For those looking for something a bit more day-to-day, the flannel ties, not as loud, but just as lovely, are better for a customer hoping to make a subtler statement.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Fiorello.

Santoni footwear is always a BDMOTP favorite. The brand constantly finds ways to innovate while still maintaining the quality and elegance that is so very Santoni.

This season we see change in the form of shadow and color. An interesting take on a preppy oxford, Santoni plays with the coloring of the shoe, one foot lighter along the toe and the other light in the back towards the heel, giving consumers a chance to experience something a little different.

With something for everyone, the brand features loafers, oxfords, boots and even sneakers in the AW17/18 collection. You can go conservative with black and brown or go bold with deep red, greens and blues. For those who struggle with cold feet, or would simply love the extra softness, the fur-lined oxfords are whimsical yet practicala creative juxtaposition that can appeal to many gentlemen.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Santoni.

For AW17/18, Fratelli Rossetti presents “Swinging in Milan,” a collection inspired by the 1940s. With only five models of shoes, the collection is small, yet sharp. As usual, they offer the iconic Brera loafer, as well as different styles of oxford, incorporating leather and suede.

Rossetti uses the Toledo process to create color on his shoes, as it’s directly applied onto the unfinished leather to make it rich and glossy. Then, using the Liverpool technique, the color is removed and then reapplied to create an even richer color.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Fratelli Rossetti.

Guiseppe Zanotti comes at AW17/18 with a trendy set of very Italian footwear. Starting off with loafers and oxfords, see trends like a tapered toe capped with silver, suede, and embellishments such as tassels or studs and jewels. Although you can find a tamer style here and there, the Zanotti line is all about getting noticed.

Bulky high top sneakers in bold colors, topped with metal detailing, zippers and buckles provided more casual footwear for a more urban customer.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Zanotti.

The Zakirov AW17/18 collection at Milano Fashion Week was the perfect combination of Italian style and impeccable British tailoring. BDMOTP loves a brand where all the garments are created and constructed in Italy, and even better, using Italian luxury fabrics.

This season, among the beautiful suede, silk and leather, the colors grey and oxblood really gave the garments a unique edge. As usual, we adored the jackets, especially the suede and leather bombers. A beautiful silk screen printed blazer would also be perfect for a special night on the town.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Zakirov.

French-inspired, the Cifonelli AW17/18 collection was dedicated to the Valencay Castle. Built in 1540, at one time the castle belonged to Napoleon who used it to host important military and royal meetings.

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The collection reflects the regal heritage of the castle, with dapper, elegant suits covered in capes and long military-style coats.

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Luxurious tweeds, velvet, cashmere, silk and sateen all contribute to the classical feel of the collection, which is mainly made up of beiges and blacks for a subtle grace.

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Word by Lori Zaino and photos by Cifonelli.

Dancers crying and screaming. Giggling men dangling off ladders. Women playing hide and seek. A haunted house, but not for Halloween. Instead, to showcase the AW17/18 Antonio Marras collection.

Artfully titles “Haunted,” the collection started off with dancers performing a longing and sad lyrical routine. Proceeding forward through a long, dark hallway filled with sculptures and mounted exhibits, one might forget this is fashion and instead, think they’re at an artistic performance or a  modern art show. Fashion is art, after all, is it not?

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The creepy yet whimsical installations were so elaborate that at times, you might almost forgot to notice the fashion, but the patterns and florals were difficult to forget. Trench coats and parks reminiscent of a London dock worker next to a gown splattered with leopard print and floral made the Antonio Marras collection a memorable one. A mix of cultural influences, it wasn’t strange to see a kimono next to  a wool coat next to an upholstered jacket with gold threads or a military pattern. Even streetwear reared its head, with long, 90’s style dresses and boots.

Having had not only our fashion fix but also our cultural experience of the week, it’s safe to say that Marras showed one of the most memorable collections at Milano Fashion Week this season.

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Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Antonio Marras.

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