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And now the male wants to be eccentric. This week’s picture evokes lightness and summer atmosphere; it’ll be more appreciated by who’s leaving for holidays now, than who’s already come back. The three-dimensional photographic expression, given to this shot by Giovanni Gastel, gives back a kind of vitality not common in fashion pictures published on italian magazines, where the subject’s staticness usually wins. The 2011, year of this photo’s publication, and more precisely that spring/summer, represents a turning point in fashion, that from then on admits -even to male apparel- an agility sign that has gradually contaminated the formal dress: colours and prints, that literally overturn the classic austerity, have created a trend loved by a younger and international public. In collections sold now, colour shades are duller – especially on printed fabrics- and, for next summer, patterns will be more geometrical while colours will remain quite bright. Do we have to expect a U-turn or has eccentricity strenghtened not to give way to total-black return? Picture from Style Magazine (May 2011); jacket by Etro and scarf by Alexander McQueen.