VMAN Designer Portraits Preview

The 12th issue of VMAN is giving readers a preview of 12 backstage portraits featuring some of the world’s most famous fashion houses. Along with the portrait we get some insight from each respective labels head designer. Below are pictures of some of my favorite designers along with quotes:

Giorgio Armani

“My collection was inspired by modern India and its vibrant colors. It features a delicate color palette with brighter oriental tones, interpreted in my signature style.” - Giorgio Armani


“Next season, it’s all about putting on your best to show the world that you are doing just fine—formal, but with an informal attitude. Men should interpret formality with an open mind, without boxing themselves in to the dictionary definition.” - Donatella Versace

Salvatore Ferragamo

“The inspiration for my Spring collection was opulent, sophisticated India: where neutral hues explode in an infinite variety of tones and shades, and color is unexpected, like saris in the desert. The imperceptible detailing is a key and luxurious standout: embroidery, bewitching gold-wire motifs and exquisite ruffles on silk shirt fronts.” - Massimiliano Giornetti

Bottega Veneta

“The collection is designed with an individual in mind. We used a different model for each look to underline this point, and to inspire a unique approach to dressing.” - Tomas Maier


“We went back to the roots of hip-hop and the fabulous ’70s. The models are dressed in true b-boy style: nylon shorts, track pants, and hip-hop bling layered over polos and tank tops. It’s casual and classic, combined with three-piece suits and tuxedo jackets enriched with flashy metal chains.” - Dean and Dan Caten


“While designing the Spring 2009 men’s collection, the band MGMT’s music and irreverent style provided a synergy for the tropical, freestyle approach to dressing that I wanted.” - Frida Giannini

Paul Smith

“It’s all about English cricket, rock, Mick Jagger, and a new silhouette: narrow shoulders, soft volume, and front-pleated trousers pulled in at the waist.” - Paul Smith