When I first moved to New York, I lived with an amazing and talented friend of mine named Dan. He was my go to guy for fashion. He lived, loved, and labored in the fashion world and I was lucky enough to learn a thing or two from him. He works in make up and has been fortunate enough to pretty up the faces of some of the biggest fashionistas. Dan got me to appreciate fashion and make up as an art. Each year as the Fashion Weeks play out across the globe and designers unveil their latest lines, I find myself more and more interested in the collections they create. I love how, for the most part, a designer's clothing line tends to tell a story. There is a mood and a feeling that can be portrayed that can read consistently in all of the pieces. I'm only a spectator in all this though. I just don't make enough money here in NYC to be able to wear all the clothes that I love but I can always admire from afar, right? Even with a well paying job here in the city, I can only manage a few good bags, jeans and accessories every now and then. On style.com you can peruse all of the most recent fashion shows. Out of all the various men's shows, the one that I loved more than all the others was the Dolce and Gabbana Men's show. What I love about their entire Spring 2008 collection is the way they present various military inspired shirts and pants but each is done with very luminous fabric. The look is very tough but sleek - all in the same breath. The pairing of some simple multi-pocketed cargo pants with a tight fitting sleeveless top looks so good. The idea is not groundbreaking but it's all about the fabric. It's beautiful. Even when the models are dressed in many layers, you still get a feeling of sexiness and not weight. The clothes all compliment one another perfectly. Dolce and Gabbana also highlight a more formal ascetic in this collection with their skinny vests and even skinnier ties. It's all very very yummy. I'm generally not one to write too much on fa' fa' fa' fashion but I liked it so much that I wanted to share. This would be the one that, given the funding, I'd buy up in a second. My favorites are below. You can see the entire collection HERE.