- selected fashion news for mobile phones

fall/winter 2011/12

fashion by Otto Kern, Pierre Cardin, Bench Street

Men 2011: classical, casual, funky, smart

Fashionoffice has previewed men's wear fall/winter 2011/12 already before the runway shows start in mid-January in Milan, Italy.

Three trends are presented on this page:

fig. original:

Understatement: Smart look made of luxurious materials
(Photos: brown cord velvet jacket (above), hooded jacket with fur)

The cord velvet jacket and the hooded jacket with fur are pieces from the fall/winter 2011/12 collection by the French label Pierre Cardin. The collection is characterized by 'understatement': the designs are elegant modern - almost unsuspicious, and surprise with 'inner values', which can be found as luxurious linings, new materials like jersey for tailored jackets, sustainable mixes of Australian cotton and wool, and 'Cash-Wool' (a mix of merino wool and cashmere) for knitwear.

Funky styling: Men's wear inspired by street art and music
(Photo: man with scarf)

The picture shows an outfit by the British label Bench Street, FW 2011/2012. Bench's designers are inspired for the collection by the themes street art, music and clubbing. The outfit on this page pays homage to the tribal/tattoo art and indie rock-scene.

Classical casuals: Classical men's wear re-interpreted as casual urban outfits
(Photos: red jacket with hood, man in jeans)

The German label Otto Kern presents for FW2011/12 down jackets in bright colors like the one on this page in fresh red. The jacket is tailored casually to the body. Otto Kern styles it with a red-white checked shirt and a comfortable grey pullover. For jeans, Otto Kern presents the classical 5-pocket denim with a stronger focus on the cut than on decorative elements.

Original article with images on


News from
December 2010
November 2010October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March - April 2010
January - March 2010


Sawetz (C) 2008/9/10