MENSWEAR FALL 2011: THE PRE-GAME SHOW scores exclusive peeks at 12 anticipated collections

The Fall menswear shows kick off this Saturday in Milan and continue next week in Paris. And while we're eagerly awaiting the latest from the long-established names—Prada, Dior, Gucci, and the rest—the story this season is what's new: men's debuts from womenswear designers, New Yorkers striking out for foreign shores, and fresh blood shaking up storied houses. From the return of the cult-adored Cloak founder Alexandre Plokhov to the first menswear from Roland Mouret, it's a season with change in the air. Add in exciting new directions from stalwarts like Adam Kimmel, Thom Browne, and Viktor & Rolf, and you've got two weeks you need to watch. Where to do it? Right here, of course.'s Milan coverage begins Saturday. Until then, read on for 12 exclusive peeks behind the curtain.
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—Matthew Schneier

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