Checkmate! Trends – Menswear Fall/Winter 2008-2009: alexander mcqueen, burberry prorsum, costume national, dg, dries van noten, dsquared2, emporio armani, etro, gaspard yurkievich, givenchy, john galliano, junya watanabe man, kiminori morishita

Written By bryanboy

Checkmate! CHECK CHECKERED PLAID OVERLOAD

One of the biggest trends next fall for men is the good ol’ check and plaid pattern. From Givenchy to Galliano, it seems a lot of the designers sent out checks and plaids down the runway.

Check Checkered Plaid

YES! I fucking saw all of the collections (so far). YES! I saw many things that I love. YES! I fucking counted them all. You don’t believe me? Well, I’ll post my tabulation on my next entry. YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES! Haha. I really should fucking get an award you know, for services rendered to fashion. Whoever said I’m un-hireable should fucking suck my dick and lick my fat arse. Just kidding. The message is LOUD and CLEAR: if you’re not wearing any checks, plaids, grids, squares or whatever the hell you call em, you might as well jump off a bridge, head first. Now click click click check check check!

MILAN

Let’s start in Milan because they’re super hardcore over there.

D&G is one of my favourite collections AS A WHOLE. To see all the looks side by side it felt soo… complete.

D&G Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

D&G Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

DSquared2

Dsquared2 Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Etro

Etro Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Costume National

Costume National Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Krizia Uomo – btw, YAY for sending a big black man to open the show. Progress!

Krizia Uomo Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Burberry Prorsum by Christopher Bailer. Top notch collection, this one.

Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Moschino — this is the only "check" outfit I saw out of all the looks.

Moschino Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Emporio Armani — same as Moschino, this is the only check/plaid outfit.

Emporio Armani Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

PARIS

Gaspard Yurkievich

Gaspard Yurkievich Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Kris Van Assche

Kris Van Assche Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Givenchy

Givenchy Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

John Galliano (I love this collection!! You should’ve seen some of the other pieces. Soo strong!)

John Galliano Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Junya Watanabe Man

Junya Watanabe Man Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Kiminori Morishita

Kiminori Morishita Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Rykiel Homme

Rykiel Homme Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

Number (N)ine

Number (N)ine Fall Winter 2008 2009 Automne Hiver 2008 2009 FW08-09 Autunno Inverno 2008 2009

WHEW!

My god. That’s a lot of check and plaid, innit?

Sooooo… what do you think? Who do you like out of all of the designers mentioned above?

PS. Can I just say that if I see one more check/plaid pattern I’m gonna start shooting little children? JK. Haha!

I love you all!



0 Comments

  1. Sylvia Plath

    Ew, that’s one ugly trend I’ll be happy to skip. I like Emporio Armani because it’s so American Gigolo and Junya Watanabe.

  2. OMG! So much for plaid check being a distinct Burberry thing! It looks like every other designer is going to be jumping on the plaid bandwagon this year. I guess the question is, will that help or hurt Burberry in the long run? Will people be drawn to new, more daring designs by other brands, or will the overall trend help Burberry’s business?

  3. can I just say that those delicious black models from Krizia are simply amazing ?!?!?! They look sooo goood !!!!! Black Models for the WIN !!!
    and BRYANBOY why the f*ck are you never on Skype ?!?! lol
    xo

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