We’ve been silent as the men’s shows for spring 2012 and Pitti Uomo unfold over in Europe, but now that they’re winding down, we’re happy to report that the biggest trend was beautifully overwrought, sometimes insane, patterns. Up top is Kim Jones’ first ever collection for Louis Vuitton menswear, and our favorites looks from the runway had a red and blue check that Jones says was inspired by Masai blankets from Kenya and Tanzania. As for the rest of the men’s shows? Come spring, it looks like you’ll be able to take your pick of wide stripes, neon florals, zebra embellishments and even flickering flames on your suit jackets.
Versace’s looks speak for themselves.
Jil Sander’s were the most understated of the bunch, but weird and techie all the same.