Antonio Azzuolo

New York: Antonio Azzuolo is quickly working his way up the New York menswear totem pole with consistent collections that are full of boyish charm and time-honored traditions. For F/W 12, he stuck with his tailoring expertise for an assortment all about merging streetwear influences with traditional sartorial methods. The show notes explained the season as being “…about harmony and juxtaposition; sharply tailored jackets…mixed with elements of chic, luxury, and volume.” Joining a long list of designers thus far this season, Azzuolo put a lot of effort into playing with proportions on items like a sharply-cropped blazer styled with voluminous pants, or super-boxy activewear paired with refined woven shirts and knit ties. With just the right amount of edge and attitude, the brand’s ability to showcase a realistic approach to contemporary menswear has got people talking.   —Michael Fisher

Silhouette: Active tailored

Color: Light grey / Navy / Olive / Red / Yellow / Teal / Black

Key Items: Belted cardigans / Double-breasted suits / Boxy anoraks / Shawl collar jackets / Fur-trimmed topcoats / Tailored shorts / Long John pants / Asymmetric wrap cardigans / Fine gauge cowl neck sweaters / Sleeveless kimonos

Materials: Wool flannel / Leather / Fur / Jersey / Silk

Details + Trim: Abstract stitches to mimic basting stitches / Roped shoulders / Self-belts / Leather trim / Color-blocking / Raw edges / Shawl collars / Exposed zippers / Contrast collars on shirts (some button-down)

Accessories + Footwear: Knit ties / Spectator shoes / Plastic frame sunglasses / Lace-up brogues


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