The rakish fellow you met last night with the suave dance moves, smoothly rehearsed lines, and your number listed as “Goddess #14” in his phone is fine for a flirt, but probably isn’t meet-the-parents material.
Used as an adjective to describe a dashing ladies’ man or a streamlined ship, rakish comes from the fusing of rake + -ish. He is stylishly handsome and prone to saucy, fast behavior. Synonyms include charming, flashy, and immoral.
Monday, 24 June 2013
Best of the Milan Mens Shows
The Milan shows have showcased the best of Italian tailoring, over the top design and flashy decadence. Here is my pick of the best of the shows and key trends.
Fantastic, wearable trousers moving away from a skinny silhouette and great, easy floppy hats.
Love the printed, silk scarves tucked into the slimming knitwear and this coat was a highlight that would work through seasons.
Dolce and Gabbana
The Italian heavyweights combined mythology with Sicily, worn by tanned and buff models. There were so many great pieces in this show - the short shorts, the sublime printed bomber jacket and a white suit never looked so good.
There is no such thing as "too much" for Donatella Versace. This was power dressing for men taken to new extremes.
The perfect wardrobe to wear when cruising around Italy for the Summer. The pastels were the perfect shade and everything looked like the best of Italian luxury. The knitwear was especially strong, especially this lovely brown jumper with contrast sleeves.
This collection reminded me of a slick Talented Mr Ripley. Highlights include the suede bomber (one jacket that is going nowhere) and the boxy, loose shirt.
An effortlessly elegant collection with great knits and loose trousers. Interesting mix of fabrics too.
A typically whimsical mix of fabrics, prints and cuts. The neckerchief trend was still strong. There was an almost nomadic feeling to this collection.
Stronger and stronger each season. There were so many trends here - the horizontal pinstripes, the tropical prints which have been a massive trend this season which was a romantic, nostalgic trip to post Second World War Hawaii. So cool. So current.
Worryingly the trend of see through tops does not seem to be going anywhere fast.
Florals are still strong for next Spring and Gucci had some of the best prints of the season.
One of the strongest shows of the season in my opinion. Wonderfully chic, almost English style tailoring. Fantastic details - peak lapels on a double breasted suit, razor straight pockets.
Sharp and slim, colourful with great attention to detail and mix of fabrics.
The best tailoring of MFW. More double breasted suits, with subtle checks. The best collection to make you stand out in the office.
More camel and cream shades, this time with a geeky twist.