Ideas to steal from menswear aw22 street style



Acielle Style Du Monde Paris AW22 street style

Wow, menswear fashion week street style has moved on from the days of Pitti peacocks strutting in suits and monk-strap shoes. This season’s street style is as out there as you like, with mega oversized proportions (skinny jeans? We don’t know her!), clashing colours, skirts aplenty (layered over trousers) and supersized footwear, whether that’s chunky technical trainers or Rick Owens’ cult platforms*. (Do not talk to me about Crocs).

I’ve picked out the more subdued examples from Acielle’s beautiful shots. Key trends: visible-from-Mars MA1s and puffers (but more glam than gorpcore), elevated utilitarian headgear (balaclavas, bucket hats, beanies in outré colours and proportions), cross-body pouches (again, in the boldest, brightest interpretations) and most unexpected – neck ties!

It’s kind of great to see men taking so many risks with their style, even though in many cases it looks like a hot, uncoordinated mess. Wait, haute mess is a thing? Oh, that’s OK then…

Acielle Style Du Monde PARIS AW22 street style
Acielle Style Du Monde PARIS AW22 street style
Acielle Style Du Monde Milan AW22 street style
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN Street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris street style AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde PARIS AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde Paris AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22
Acielle Style Du Monde MILAN AW22

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IMAGES: Acielle
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Girls on wheels: Kayla Buium



Kayla Buium rollerskating

It’s time to bring back the rollerskating content!

Glorious Sport magazine has this great feature on the power of rollerskating, featuring Canadian artist Kayla Buium. The Toronto-based illustrator uses rollerskating in her street art as a form of self-expression and therapy for her anxiety.

“There’s always middle-aged ladies stopping me to say their piece about how they used to roller skate and I see little kids tugging on their parent’s arms and pointing at me. That makes me feel so good. I’m in the middle of the street, wearing my roller skates, doing little tricks, jumping on and off of the kerb and people are looking at me. I’m blasting my headphones. I definitely feel like I’m in a film. It just feels super empowering.”

Glorious Sport is one of the best online magazines out there at the moment, spotlighting women in sport in the most story-led and stylish way. This one’s another stand-out…

Kayla Buium rollerskating
Kayla Buium rollerskating
Kayla Buium rollerskating
Kayla Buium rollerskating

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IMAGES: Kayla Buium / Glorious Sport
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Nino Cerruti style



Nino Cerruti

It’s not even the end of January and already fashion’s legends are crossing the great divide.

While the death of Andre Leon Talley has rightfully dominated the news (everyone it seems has a heartfelt story of his larger-than-life persona), another – more understated – style elder quietly passed away at the age of 91 last weekend. Nino Cerruti (affectionately known as Il Signor Nino) was the grandson of a textile entrepreneur, whose Cerruti 1881 brand was a mainstay of 80s menswear, pegged alongside Armani as the epitome of relaxed masculine elegance. In fact, Giorgio Armani cut his teeth at Cerruti in the 1960s before going on to start his own label.

Nino Cerruti’s personal style was notably refined too. Last year CristaSeya created one of its limited-edition capsule collections using reissued fabrics from Cerruti’s 80s and 90s archives. The designs were inspired by Nino’s own signature style, with timeless corduroys, cashmere knits, stripe shirting and crepe suits. Every piece looks perfectly executed and I think they should certainly release another batch.

Cristaseya X Cerutti suit
Cristaseya x Cerruti
Cristaseya shoes
Cristaseya x Cerruti
Cristaseya Nino Cerruti
Cristaseya X Cerruti cord jacket
CristaSeya knitwear

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IMAGES: CristaSeya
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Gentlewoman style: Max Mara archives



Max Mara archive

I have a soft spot for Max Mara. In my first job, I had a favourite Max Mara black coat that made me feel very grown up and stealth-chic (until it was swiped off the back of a chair from Costa coffee in Broadwick Street as I sat in a meeting across the road from my office at The National Magazine Company). It was the era of understated, 90s style and a Max Mara coat conferred a certain minimalist sophistication mixed with style anonymity.

“It’s about the logic of a man’s wardrobe, but for women,” is how Laura Lusuardi, Max Mara’s design director emeritus (who now looks after the archive and library) succinctly nails the appeal. Founded in 1951 by Achille Maramotti at the age of 24, the brand has worked with a line-up of unnamed consultants over the years, including Karl Lagerfeld, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler. “We never reveal the name of the associated designers, because the brand is more important,” Lusuardi tells W magazine.

Max Mara archive
Max Mara archive

The Max Mara SS22 look book features my favourite model of the moment, Greta Hofer, but as I can’t find that online yet, here’s a pic of my mum on her 60th wearing a Max Mara coat my sister and I bought her. Years later she said it was a godsend when she fractured her shoulder and had to wear a sling for weeks. The roomy proportions allowed her to stay covered and protected while retaining some semblance of glam!

mum in Max Mara

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IMAGES: Lukas Wassmann /W Magazine x 3; Navaz Batliwalla
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