The menswear fashions for fall 2010 have been showing in Europe and New York for the past couple of weeks. Here are some of my favorite rustic chic looks. Of course I don’t necessarily view these with an eye toward popping into Bergdorf’s or Barneys and pulling out the plastic, but it is interesting to see the collections for trends, especially with regard to color and texture. Interior design, which has a much longer longevity and less novelty (usually) than fashion, is nonetheless influenced by the runways. So just remember, today’s quilted leather trench coat could easily become tomorrow’s rustic chic throw pillow. The point is not to take it too literally or seriously but to take what would work for you and incorporate appropriately. I enjoy looking at some of the clothes from less well-known designers because sometimes that’s where you can see real creativity.
The photo above is from the fall 2010 collection of designer Alix Mabille. I have to admit I’ve never heard of him, and I don’t see myself wearing this ensemble, but the heathered fawn to grey colors are very appealing.
I’m digging the rustic chic quilted vest here from Dunhill’s collection shown above. The yellow bootlaces – nice touch of unexpected color.
This look from Ermanno Scervino looks warm and wearable – practical and rustic chic to boot.
These quilted leather and plaid weekend bags from Etro (one of my favorite designer collections) are way rustic chic.
The Prada collection is full of wearable rustic chic. Chamois, grey and beige – a handsome color combo.
Pringle of Scotland? My mother had a throw from them in the Seventies. But . . . ok, I still like it. Just lose the hairy paw King Kong gloves and maybe we got something rustic chic here. Seriously though, that knitted sweater is great.
Zegna’s clothes always have a lot of built-in swagger – a hallmark of all things rustic chic. But head to toe rust suede is a bit much. Just do the jacket with a pair of jeans.