John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2011

John Varvatos debuted his Spring/Summer 2011 collection for men this past week during Milan Fashion Week. John Varvatos is absolutely one o...

John Varvatos debuted his Spring/Summer 2011 collection for men this past week during Milan Fashion Week. John Varvatos is absolutely one of my favorite menswear designers right now. I also really really love his fragrances. I am loving this collection that Varvatos describes as "rock 'n roll gentleman in the countrside." I am all about edgy meets dapper and sophisticated. I also love that the line is a bit on the darker pallet with dusty blues, shades of grey, chocolate browns, black and white and dashes of lavender and plum. Although I would probably lighten it up with bursts of color (you guys know me and my color!)

The silhouettes are Soft and weightless providing a sharp but not stiff look. The outerwear, tailored pieces, shirts and knitwear come lean and close to the body, but not too tight. Fit is key! You never want to look like you got a smedium in the baby section of the store.

Above: More runway shots from Milan Fashion Week. John Varvatos always knows how to do it so well!

I currently love rolling up all of my pants right now and event making some of them shorts. I also really want some sort of duffel/vitage doctor's bag situation because my messenger bag all kinds of hurts my back. I think I need some JV S/S 11 in my life.

I also love that John Varvatos loves music because so do I. He often hosts great shows slash parties at his Bowery location which used to be the legendary CBGB's. He did a great job saving the feel of the historic space and you know that if JV is holding an event there you just have to go. Check out what the music and fashion lover had to say about his Spring/Summer 2011 line.

“My brand is celebrating its tenth year this season. The signature handwriting was developed early on – a mix of rock sensibility and old-school savoire faire with an emphasis on exclusive fabric and leathers in unexpected finishes and those all-important little details – and it’s remained consistent as we kept evolving through the years. Themes are fickle: they do not interest me. Characters are relevant: that’s what I always have in mind when I design. For this collection, I thought about a rock ‘n roll gentleman in the countryside: an urban exile living far from the maddening crowd but still up for an unexpected dose of dressing up. The interpretation is a relaxed, comfortable wardrobe made of light pieces that have a soft, worn-in elegance to them; clothing that is subtle as it is elegant and easy to interpret. Layering is a key theme, and is often rendered in unexpected ways: a shirt bottom attached to a vest; facing creating a layer on jacket’s collars and lapels. As ever, perfect imperfection is the keyword. With a well-deserved, and much-needed dash of romance”

Congratulations John on another great season and TEN great years! I hope to see some of the pieces in my closet soon!
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