so, I don't think that it's a secret at all that I'm just not that into the winter months--I'm already over it. The temperature went into the 50's and I just want to lay under my covers and not come out until my most favorite time of the year rolls around: SPRING. Spring is my absolute favorite time of year because honestly, there's nothing better and I mean, maybe it helps that my birthday falls right in the middle of Spring. The air feels new, the attitudes are happy and everyone visits their local esthetician for a little Botox touch up to fully participate in 'spring cleaning'. Out with the dark and drab colors of Fall/Winter and here comes the LOUD AND PROUD colors of Spring/Summer. If the SP13 runway shows at Fash Week are any indication, I'm going to be happy well into Summer.
what I loved about the spring shows was the wild use of colors. Color blocking isn't anything new to fashion but I always get excited when bright primary colors are paired together. Michael Kors SP13 runway really sticks in my memory as one of the better examples of using such bold primary colors colorblocked with hardly any effort. Out with the tradish black blazers and let's start playing with navy instead. Spring is a great time of renewal and freshness and I think a nice navy blazer will break up the monotony of the dark winter colors. Hermès, Dior and LV were all big supporters of Navy down the runway in Paris FW13 and we all know we can consider those three as like the big three mafia families. what they say goes, we love navy. white pants. we all know I am an EXTREME lover of white pants and I only stopped wearing mine because this really cute pair of red underwear I bought bled all over them in the wash. Now I have really ugly Pepto Bismol pants. but hellooooo, white + navy is just begging people to ask you where you valet'd your yacht. the last and final thing I noticed for spring was the use of mens accessories. I think it's very important for a man to accessorize himself within reason of his own personal style. Clearly a oversized mens Birkin à la Hermès SP13 is well within my own personal style.
an honorable mention goes to military accents. menswear seems to always pay a little hommage to military esthetics in clothing, but some of the fashion haus leaders took it a little too far in my book: camouflage. Comme des Garçons, Dries Van Noten and Band of Outsiders were all seen in Paris FW13 doing camo. I have never been a fan nor will I decide to be one.
so let's all go get a spray tan, put on our white pants, drink a crisp Mojito and pretend like it's already Spring. Go home winter, you can't sit with us.