January 12, 2013 Milan
Velvet, surprisingly or not, has been spotted all over on Milan's opening day. So have the longer, more slithery suits the Hommes put forward: double-breasted and wasp-waisted, though theirs were distinguished by long, wide trousers below. That can be a challenging proportion, but Notte and Vandebosch insisted that a customer is waiting. "In Europe, it's definitely a winner."
They're far from the first to look to thirties Germany for an infusion of doom-haunted glamour. Why or wherefrom duster-length capes, a puffa bolero, or a half-plisséd ball skirt wandered into the mix was anyone's guess. On balance, the elegance decreased.