22 June 2014

Dolce&Gabbana presents a flourish of crimson suits

A model wears a creation for Dolce & Gabbana men's Spring-Summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Saturday, June 21, 2014.
It's no time to shy away from color, men.

Milan Fashion Week previews opened Saturday for next summer's menswear, and already a trend is coming into focus: bold, electric colors.

Economic indicators suggest men have become as fashion-conscious as women. Now, Milan fashion designers are offering fashion-forward men ever more daring looks, digging into sartorial embellishments that long have been the playthings of women's fashion: brocade, embroidery, sequins and jewel tones.

Milan Fashion Week runs through Tuesday, with Bottega Veneta, Armani, Gucci and Ferragamo among the designers scheduled to show their looks in the coming days.

ON THIS DAY: Maradona's 'Hand of God' vs England

 In this June 22, 1986 file photo Argentina's Diego Maradona, left, beats England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to a high ball and scores his first of two goals in a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match, in Mexico City. On this day: This was the day of the “Hand of God,” when Maradona used his left fist to knock a ball past England's Shilton.
On June 22 in World Cup history: Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" helps Argentina beat England in Mexico City in 1986.

Emotions at the World Cup have rarely been so conflicted as they were on this day in Azteca Stadium. In their first match since the Falklands War, Argentina and England met in a quarterfinal. This was the day of the "Hand of God," when Maradona, one of the most gifted footballers of all time, used his left fist to knock in a ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton. It's arguably the most infamous goal in World Cup history. Later in the game, Maradona scored one of the best. Picking up the ball around the halfway line, he toyed with the English and through a myriad of dribbles, feints and sheer body strength scored what many consider the greatest individual goal of all time. Despite a late fightback from England, Argentina held on to win 2-1 to make the semifinals and went on to win the tournament. 
(AP)