The Fashion Community is always waiting to see what Couture Designers will come up with for their new collections each season. They work all year round gathering inspiration for their runway shows that debut their collections for the up and coming season. Some Couture designs are trendy, some are unique, and some are just outrageous.
The first 2013 Spring Collection that caught my eye was by Dolce & Gabbana. Their men’s “gym” wear is updated with some of the current trends, but still remains wearable for most men. The grey and salmon track-style pants and matching top is accentuated through color blocking the pant legs, shirt bodice, and sleeves. The bottoms are cut in a more fitted style, without being overly tight. The Hoodies and shorts are updated with contrast striping, as well as a length that is not too short and not too long. Dolce & Gabbana manages to take a common design in athletic wear – though with no inclusions of sports eyeglasses – and give it a modern makeover. The only articles missing are some new kicks, but I could easily see some edgy yet practically-designed Converse shoes complementing well.
Now, the second designer collection is from Versace. When I first saw this photo, I was a little confused about what they were actually selling and frankly, still am. I get the “wrestling” theme with the lace up leather boots and the wide, decorative belts, but what is the collection actually about? The silky shorts, kimono-style tops, geometric patterned pants, and bolero-style vests are overshadowed by the bare chests and the undies. I find it hard to think about anyone that I know showing up in one of these items.
So, in my mind, Dolce & Gabbana had the quickest pistol draw in this duel, blasting Versace off the Runway. Their collection of gym wear is an “on-trend” look that has the potential for a greater appeal than Versace’s “wrestler wear”.