PARIS, Jun 27, 2008 / FW/ — Rosemary Rodriguez, who is now in charge of Thierry Mugler menswear said that her motto is, “I dress men, not just one man.” This summarizes the opus she presented today in a collection that included pieces for every, and any, type of lifestyle.
With the suits ranging from minimalistic and modern to military inspired, Rodriguez proposed casual elegance as seen in a color palette of navy blue, eggshell, greys, black, and pinstripes. For the modern metropolitan male, colorful zip-up jackets in electric blue and green are suggested as additions to his wardrobe. Add the derby oxford, loafers, and boots made from three-colors of leather provided final touches of style to that.
The pants in the collection were both slim cut and baggy, allowing men the liberté to choose the style they want to exude. All pieces in this collection were designed for an athletically built man, particularly the sleeveless, lavender crocodile and the black, zipper vests. Also seen in her collection were trench coats that accentuated the male waist as well as floral-embellished, silk robes paired with suit pants.
And lastly, Rodriguez reworked the dress shirt in ways that accentuated the curve of the male shoulder as well as baring some chest. Surprisingly, the Thierry Mugler DNA was not lost in this collection under Rosemary Rodriguez, and it will be interesting to see what is to come for this cornerstone menswear l