I was so excited to see the invite to the AW12 presentation of the Jimmy Choo men's collection last week land in my email, but was deflated to see it was in Milan. But no worries, the obliging press office was more than happy to send over a few images for me and LSoD readers. The collection, this is just a small highlight, is inspired by the flamboyant and eclectic style of Jimi Hendrix who settled in London’s Mayfair during the late ‘60s. With on trend profiles such as the slipper cut loafer and Victorian work boot, it fusing modern British style with its famed luxurious Italian craftsmanship. This is quite a different direction for the collection, but behind the integration of hippie and psychedelic rock influences is impeccable classic design.
The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection has seemed to evolve into a more diverse and versatile lifestyle offering for the confident, sophisticated man. It is certainly brave, but bare in mind that behind the more trend-input shades such as the aqua or the cow and cammo print is a masculine colour palette of black and chocolate. the Jimmy Choo men’s collection has a confident, overtly masculine style with a refined sense of detail. You can not deny it is not taking itself too seriously with these humorous nods of decade referencing, nor can you deny that even with this snippet above, it is a varied collection for work, play, night and day.
Just a pair of sneakers or the Chesam above please, Mr Choo.