It’s become de rigueur these past several years for major fashion houses and acclaimed directors to collaborate on short films that blur the lines between advertisement and art. Prime example: Prada. Last year, we saw Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter team up for a therapy session. And now, we have Wes Anderson transforming wunderkind Jason Schwartzman into a mustachioed, introspective race-car driver. (Continue reading to watch the video.)
There’s no rest for the weary when it comes to Fashion Week (which, between London, Milan and Paris becomes more like Fashion Month). After some stellar shows in London last week (like Burberry and Rag & Bone), this past weekend was packed with heavy hitters in Milan. Check out videos of some of the best Spring/Summer 2014 shows below. [Above: Neil Barrett, via Bruce Pask’s Instagram.]
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If you dug our GQ Selects collaboration, you’re going to enjoy the next eight weeks—during which we’ll release a new GQ Spring Trend Report video every Monday, featuring GQ Magazine’s Creative Director, Jim Moore (left, below), and Deputy Editor, Michael Hainey.
In the first installment, the two discuss the finer points of slip-on Spring footwear—i.e., dapper Loafers you can dress up or down:
Below are a few of our own favorite loafers—handily categorized by Penny, Bit, and Tassel.
Click the images to shop each one, and browse additional favorites here: MORE LOAFERS
[Note: the tassel loafers in the image up top are by 1901 and Transcript.]
Look for new GQ Spring Trend Report videos in the weeks to come—
and shop all eight of our GQ-approved trends, from cotton suits to camo, here:
GQ SPRING TREND REPORT
“Praise is due to the most fly: Prada.” Not that we agree with everything he says, but when a skeptic like Kanye West gives props, you know he means it.
Prada’s latest creations, the ‘Levitate’ footwear collection, are an unexpected mash-up of old-world craftsmanship atop Space Odyssey-inspired see-through soles. We can’t guarantee they’ll help you jump higher—but they are the perfect complement to the futuristic twist on turn-of-the-century villain-wear on display in Prada’s cinematic Fall/Winter 2012 print campaign (shot by David Sims and starring none other than Gary Oldman and Willem Dafoe, alongside newcomers Garrett Hedlund and Jamie Bell.)
If you’re not feeling the transparent treads, we carry dozens more immaculate shoe options by Prada—many made in Italy, and offering more subtle degrees of the old-meets-new dichotomy the cutting-edge, century-old fashion house has come to stand for.
Further Viewing: Here’s a video highlighting the kind of meticulous craftsmanship that goes into Prada’s Italian-made masterpieces. And—in case you haven’t seen it—the short film Roman Polanski co-wrote and directed for Prada, starring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, and everyone’s favorite exquisite oddball, Helena Bonham Carter.
[Videos and on-figure photos courtesy of Prada.com.]
Milan Fashion Week rolls on, with more picture-perfect visions of Spring 2013. Our man on the street, Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, sent home his favorite iPhone snaps from the second day of shows.
“Prada steps out in sporty chic.”
“Moncler Gamme Bleu. Thom Browne does it again. That was a show.”
Photos and quotes by Tommy Fazio, Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director.
Check back soon for more from Milan and Spring 2013.
In the meantime, shop Prada.
“This is a great summer sneaker in a rich blue suede. It has a low profile and looks good with everything from jeans to white pants to a pair of shorts. Prada has made them lightweight and the insole is nicely cushioned and comfortable compared to similar styles out there. Essentially, it’s the quality and craftsmanship you’d expect from a Prada shoe, but found in a sporty, refined sneaker.”
—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director
Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on Nordstrom.com.
For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.
Your warm-weather office uniform: Slim chinos, cotton ties, and the shoes shown here. Whether you opt for tassel or kiltie details or stick with a classic penny loafer, remember to cuff your pant to show some ankle—and skip the socks, of course. (Or better yet, pull on a pair of shoe-preserving no-show socks.)
Check out some editor’s picks below, or shop our full selection of loafers and slip-ons.