MILAN – MSGM's Massimo Giorgetti has a lot on his plate lately. Recently appointed creative director of Emilio Pucci, Giorgetti threw the fashion world a curveball in Florence with his first women's capsule collection that showed the MSGM in Giorgetti was going to make an impact on Pucci and not the other way around.
Today in Milan, however, Giorgetti surprised us again with his Spring/Summer 2016 men's collection that was quite a departure from his usual MSGM cocktail of abstract patterns, irony, and color.
Draped in eco-conscious, simple zen ensembles, ribbed knitwear, and knee-high striped socks, the MSGM Spring/Summer 2016 man is the peaceful, introverted loner of the playground.
A tribute to the simplicity of fine fabrics was paid through Giorgetti's choice to use the work of Anton Alvarez – a Swedish, Chilean-born architect, who is famous for his threaded sculptures – as a starting point for the collection.
Along those lines, Giorgetti played with lace for men's like he did with women's in February. This time, the lace was woven into metro maps of New York, London, and Milan – all the while opening our minds as to what is actually considered lace.
Buddhist monk-like ensembles were made out of linen, hemp, and rough cotton. Potato sack-like, drawstring eco-leather and jumbo plaid shorts were paired with eco-leather shoes and henleys.
Rope straps were randomly draped over ensembles and bare-chested models – a quirky element that enforced an image of a modern-day "Peter Pan Lost Boy," who wears his clothes like a protective barrier from societal ills.
A confusing twist in Giorgetti's living history... It is safe to say there are more surprises from Giorgetti on the horizon.