Men’s fashion is constantly evolving and so are designers. It’s not uncommon to find modern fashion taking inspiration from classical and often established and innovative looks of the past. Contemporary fashion designers give motivate and inspire us with their ideas and fine creations. The world of fashion will always have its established names, the likes of D&G and Pradas while new and upcoming designers will also be trying to establish their names and leave a mark in the fashion world. In this article I intend to keep you updated on the type of designers you should be watching this year and on my list are four whose work is getting plenty of attention, and whose amazing talent is sure to see them climb the Alexander McQueen fashion ranks very soon.
Ozwald Boateng is one of London’s highly talented tailors; he’s quickly making a name for himself in America as well. Recognized for his innovative tailoring, he is responsible for introducing swanky Savile Row tailoring to the new generation of fashion seekers in both Europe and America. Clients of Boateng’s classically refined look include Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Foxx and Mick Jagger. His works drips with elegance and sophistication, his collection of suits, coats and blazers among other pieces, with luxurious fabrics and plush colors bring a perfect amount of flair to any man’s closet.
Bastian was once employed by Bergdorf Goodman as a fashion director, he then branched out from this role to pursue his own fashion aspirations. His goal was to design clothing that appealed to every man’s daily wear necessities and by looking at his fall debut collection, it’s obvious that he achieved his purpose. Michael Bastian’s collection mirrors the American classic design. He redesigns and adds flair to basic and generally boring pieces. In doing so, men are given impeccably tailored suits, luxurious knits and refined trenches and other outerwear.
While style and elegance are always an appreciated touch to any garment, a rock “n” roll edge is equally as welcome when it comes to men’s fashion. Keanan is quickly becoming the go-to man for such peculiar edginess. Since 2000, Duffty’s designs have been gaining worldwide recognition by celebrities, including Bowie and Justin Timberlake. Given the rock “n” roll theme of Duffty’s apparel, his collections are always a little bit glam, a touch chaotic and a whole lot of fun. Combining cutting-edge designs, unconventional fabrics and British iconography, Duffty’s designs help the inner rock star emerge from the wearer.
Tim Hamilton’s mission is to bring American sensibility back to men’s clothing and to add luxury to staple pieces. Conventional items are given a modern flair, taking the preppy-dressed man to a new level of conservative wear.
His designs are preppy and entirely masculine providing a back to the fundamentals to fashion. Denims, cardigans and Polos may sound like a conservative combination but when brought together with contemporary design, such pieces give an updated look to a man’s wardrobe.