Fluorescent Trunks and Tube Socks at Victor Glemaud

Luigi Tadini

Victor Glemaud approaches menswear with quirky sense of humor. The Haitian-born designer has taken the market share for bright colored playful separates including what has become his signature, the double-cardigan cashmere, and for spring 2010 it was all about color and collaborations. Sticking to his high-spirited aesthetic, the line-up of tanned models sported a range of vivid color-blocked trunks in bright oranges, neon yellows, and lively greens paired with amusing knee length tube socks. His collaboration with swim-trunk giant Quicksilver proved successful especially in the execution of fluorescent floral prints that should become Glemaud’s signature for summer. Fitted contrast color button fronts, a pairing between the designer and Gitman Brothers, came in pink, blue and yellow varieties complementing the rainbow palette of the show. Perfectly constructed knits are once again the keystones of Glemaud’s collection, appearing in all different incarnations from striped tanks to contrast polo shirts. The sensual and pop-toned presentation added a breath a summery air to the rainy afternoon. Highlights included an oat-colored mac coat, the orange and yellow color-blocked shorts, a cobalt and navy contrast cardigan with VG’s signature gold buttons, charming stripped polo shirts and a form fitted white Speedo that made revelers blush. Overall, it was a collection that is bold in color scheme but still approachable in form -- playful, sexy and begging to be worn.

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