Ivanman designer Ivan Mandzukic unabashedly combines bright colors in his men’s wear and his spring offering, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, was even bolder than usual. He mixed canary yellow, turquoise, lilac, bright red and bubblegum pink shirts with black and gray cigarette pants, often layering buttoned-down shirts over one another. The top shirt — in actuality a shirt jacket with wide rib cuffs and a low, modified Peter Pan collar — allowed the bottom shirt to peek through. For a simpler approach, he showed vibrant fisherman knit tank tops.
“Corbusier said that his way of sorting through the chaos in his head is to first sort things into the separate elements,” Mandzukic explained. “My version of this is to work out how to put the different color elements together.” His other inspiration — the Coen brothers’ film “Barton Fink” — wasn’t as obvious, save for the large black and gray overcoats with sloping raglan shoulders that seemed created with tortured Los Angeles screenwriters in mind.