The menswear designers pushing today's menswear forward are those with a real understanding of how men want to dress. The menswear brands and designers that are maintaining their relevance today are the ones with the clearest, strongest messages. The ones who manage to maintain enough of a commercial edge to actually have a degree of mainstream appeal, but at the same time are not scared to completely reappraise what men want, to look at formatlity and ask how it has changed, when it is appropriate, and whether or not anyone actually cares. In the current issue of Dazed, Raf Simons, Domenico Dolce, Lucas Ossendrijver and others talk about why they are now deconstructing formality and here on DazedDigital we have unseen shots from the feature.
CREDITS Photography Carlotta Manaigo Styling Robbie Spencer Hair Christian Eberhard at Jed Root Make-Up Steven Canavan at Artlist Model Thomas Penfound at D1 Models Photographic Assistants Charlie Ljung, Maxence henin Styling Assistants Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, Julie Allard Special thanks to Vincent Simonet, Valentine Avron
1. Polo neck, waistcoat and suit by Prada; Cummerbund by Ann Demeulemeester 2. Jacket by Dolce & Gabbana; Vest and trousers by Roberto Cavalli 3. Hooded jacket by Louis Vuitton; Suit jacket by Juun. J; Shirt by Jil Sander 4. Jacket by Damir Doma; Suit by Bottega Veneta; Shirt by Iceberg; Tie by Kenzo Homme 5. Coat by Raf Simons; Jacket by Dior Homme; Leggings by J.W. Anderson; Shoes by Bottega Veneta