The Son of Man


Isn’t it ironic how sometimes even art imitates art? On show through March at Milan’s Palazzo Reale is an exhibition around one of the masters of surrealism, René Magritte. So, it was entirely appropriate that Moschino’s F/W 09/10 collection was directly inspired by the man in a bowler hat in the artist’s famous “The Son of Man” painting. Coinciding with a major theme throughout the week, many of the exits were a modern take on the classic wardrobe of an Englishman, with double-breasted jacket creeping upwards in shape, navy blazers getting plaid patches, and trench coats with repp stripe trims. And the tailored vest doesn’t seem to be at risk of disappearing anytime soon, seen here in classic red regimental stripes. Bowler hats and umbrellas be damned, but Moschino’s man for the season had no interest in tradition.


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