ZOOFASHIONS.COM Select: Shorts
Posted on 06 May 2016
When arranged with care and an eye for detail, your summer wardrobe can easily be the most accessible and stylish of all your seasonal wardrobes. While every component of a modern summer outfit deserves an equal share of the limelight, we want to place a special focus on a piece of the puzzle that perhaps doesn’t always receive the plaudits it deserves. The ZOOFASHIONS.COM style team has handpicked a selection of some of our favourite shorts from the season, featuring a varied assortment of fabrics, colourways and graphic designs.
Our featured shorts from Moncler Gamme Bleu make an immediate impression with a finely tailored cut and standout, gold-tone metal embellishments. But what really makes this particular pair shine is the luxurious seersucker cotton from which they are weaved. Thom Browne has opted for a delicate, lightweight fabric that sits loosely above the skin and promotes air circulation. With that in mind, few shorts are better suited to the upcoming summer weather than Moncler Gamme Bleu’s.
Givenchy’s penchant for overt, graphic imagery is well documented in high fashion circles, and these bermuda shorts adhere to the winning formula. The iconic Jesus graphic is printed on both legs and really exemplifies the catholic symbolism that underlines Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer 16 fashion show collection. We love the minimalist colour palette and calming blue tint that Tisci has chosen for this stunning piece.
These navy blue chino shorts couldn’t be a better representation of the Lanvin aesthetic if they tried. Immaculately tailored and undeniably smart, these shorts are a sharp and classy affair that can find a place in any man’s wardrobe, regardless of personal style. Lanvin have wisely chosen to keep the silhouette clean and uncomplicated, relying on more refined features like raw edge hems and waist adjusters to provide that winning spark.
Kenzo’s superb chino shorts are exhibited here in an exuberant yellow colourway that evoke musings of long strolls along the beachfront and sun soaked barbeque afternoons. Kenzo’s signature tiger trinket is subtly featured by the waist, and certainly warrants a nod of appreciation. Simple and sophisticated, these Kenzo shorts are absolutely a summer must-have for the man with a youthful and buoyant spirit.
The Savage Pod shorts are a glaring reminder that Rick Owens simply doesn’t do ‘ordinary’. In fact, this piece celebrates many of the iconic characteristics that makes his collections so legendary in the fashion universe. These shorts embrace their grungy, gothic identity with a drooping drop crotch, front and rear covering panels and elongated drawstrings. They really look incredible when paired with the multitude of Rick Owens tops and jackets to complete the designer’s famous look.
Balenciaga’s chic sweat shorts are superbly offset by a bold, contrasting black brushstroke which runs along the length of the hem. It’s a striking characteristic that immediately draws your gaze and gives the piece real sense of personality. These shorts rebel against the inherently plain nature of typical loungewear and dare to offer something a little more inspired. Intricate ‘Balenciaga’ logo engraving on the metal drawstring caps reaffirms Balenciaga’’s dedication to quality.
Bold prints and stars have become quintessential mainstays of any Givenchy collection. We love how eager the French maison is to praise their signature traits with these stunning denim shorts. Hidden amongst the stars, the individual letters of ‘GIVENCHY’ feature sporadically throughout the garment; a subtle touch that certainly adds to their appeal. Pair this piece with the Navy Blue Star Print Cuban Fit Shirt counterpart to really stand out like the constellations above.
A simple but classic clothing silhouette adorned with a striking visual print; Marcelo Burlon’s go-to template for success. The Camajuani sweat shorts exemplify this blueprint magnificently with a fragmented, abstract graphic print which features an opposing mix muted grays and vivid colours. It’s this incredibly artistic graphic that really brings the garment to life. This piece can so easily be the linchpin to your casual outfit. Not many other sweat shorts can make a stake to that claim.
Rick Owens ‘Rick’s Pods’ shorts exhibit that dark and positively creepy aesthetic that defines the brand, but are lit up by the intricate embroidery detail on the front panel. Coupled with contrasting beige drawstrings, the details on Rick’s Pods are the obvious highlights of another fantastic entry to the SS16 CYCLOPS collection. Don’t be afraid to rock them alongside the Disco Bomber Jacket and Black Island Tunic for the essential Rick Owens look.