MIK CERE FALL/WINTER 2011
by Hope Adela Pasztor
Unfamiliar with Mik Cere’s designs, I was surprised to discover (here I blush at my fashion ignorance) that his* 2011 Fall/Winter collection* (previewed at this spring’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week) was created solely for men. Not only was it delightful to view the lineup of gorgeous male models, but I found it quite interesting to try and view fashion trends from a man’s perspective.
In the vein of Chictopia’s own YOUTHAGAINSTFASHION, the majority of the models (save for one long-haired and bearded platinum blonde) sported classic vintage hairstyles, which were either slicked back with gel or artfully curled and arranged onto the forehead. These simple, yet dramatic, hairstyles truly complimented the fashion lineup, enabling the viewer to better intake the rich quality and simplicity of the garments.
Moving on to the subject of garments, the collection itself was an ideal mix of high and low. Sophisticated black suits and blazers melded aesthetically with streamlined leather bomber jackets, draped cowl neck cardigans, and an array of edgy hipster perfect vests. Almost every (if not each) look was completed with the collection’s signature black skinny trouser and street stomping leather knee boots and oxfords. Nearly all the pieces of the show (save for the occasional tailored crimson leather jacket) undertook a sexy noir “bad boy” hue.
While I am personally not a fan of the all-black look, Mik Cere’s collection definitely provided a fantastic array of high quality and chic basics for the male fall/winter wardrobe. This collection is a must-have: whether helping to improve your boyfriend’s closet or being a stylish and up to date guy yourself.