January kicks off the Fashion Week circuit with a stop in Italy for Pitti Uomo — the trade show in Florence that highlights the best of menswear — and Milan Fashion Week Men’s Fall Winter 2024. Just like every season, the event gathers anyone who’s anyone in the fashion industry from editors and buyers to influencers and celebrities

This year, Milan Fashion Week has raised high expectations with an incredible lineup that includes established powerhouses such as Gucci and Prada and rising brands like Domenico Orefice and SETCHU. But attention is not solely centered on the catwalk and the menswear offerings for the new year. The front rows are equally anticipated.

With fashion brands increasingly focusing their marketing efforts on the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, stars from across the continent are expected to put on their best looks to grace fashion shows and events. 

EnVi recaps these highly-awaited appearances. Keep scrolling to see the best celebrity style at Men’s Milan Fashion Week. 

Jay Park at Gucci 

Korean-American star Jay Park made his Milan Fashion Week debut as Gucci’s Global Ambassador on January 12. The rapper earned the title in late 2023, joining a roster that includes Asian celebrities such as IU, NewJeans’ Hanni, Davika Hoorne and Gulf Kanawut. For his first showing in the coveted role, Park opted for a relaxed sans-shirt look featuring a pair of slacks and a bomber jacket with nothing underneath. Park complemented the fit with a pair of leather loafers and a Gucci belt. The star also made a convincing case for the Millenial tuck, proving that — contrary to Gen Z’s claims on TikTok — the divisive trend is still in.  

Lai Guanlin at Gucci 

Another superstar asserting the power of the Millennial tuck was former Wanna One member Lai Guanlin. The singer went for a casual look that featured relaxed-fit denim pants, a gray turtleneck sweater and the emblematic GG buckle belt. Gualin paired the causal outfit with platform sneakers and an equally informal hairstyle. Prior to his appearance at the show, the star made waves online with his streetwear and Y2K-infused airport look, which featured cargo pants and a fake two-piece t-shirt. 

Jun Shison at Gucci 

Suits are not a novelty on the front rows, but Japanese actor Jun Shison reinvented the classic two-piece look for his Milan Fashion Week appearance. The Fermat no Ryōri star wore a relaxed-fit suit featuring pipping trims and Ivy-style-reminiscent logos. Breathing new life into the look, Jun embraced the street style-approved half-tuck hack with a white shirt worn underneath. To tie it all together, the actor opted for sneakers and a curtain hair look. 

IU at Gucci 

South Korea’s National Treasure and Gucci brand ambassador, IU, never fails to attract the world’s attention with her style choices. Attending Sabato De Sarno’s first menswear show, IU channeled the ‘90s leather look with a double-breasted jacket and matching skort. The ensemble was perfectly accessorized with a pair of slingback shoes and a red Jackie 1961 mini bag. For the occasion, IU also debuted an effortlessly chic blonde bob that departed from the long dark hair she sported at previous Gucci events

Gulf Kanawut at Gucci

Thai actor Gulf Kanawut is one of the most anticipated VIP attendants at every Gucci event and his appearances never disappoint. Kicking off 2024 on a high note, the actor stepped out for Gucci’s menswear show in a trendy leather outfit. Tapping into the leather renaissance in the front rows, Gulf opted for black leather pants paired with a graphic crewneck. As he has done with most of his front-row looks, the actor enhanced the outfit with a Jackie 1961 bag hanging from his shoulder.

Lee Min-ho  at Fendi

Fendi ambassador Lee Min-ho made a chic appearance at the Italian brand’s FW24 show on January 13. Although the South Korean star attracts great fanfare with his sole presence, his look also reaped praises across fashion circles. For his first Fashion Week attendance of 2024, the actor hopped on the embellished tailoring trend — which the likes of Maluma and Timothée Chalamet have previously sported. Lee, however, took a subtle route, dressed in a ton-sur-ton embroidered jacket, matching pants and a silk shirt. 

Ren Meguro at Fendi

Snow Man member Ren Meguro made one of this season’s most stylish celebrity appearances on the front row of Fendi. The Japanese singer and actor made a power move in a three-piece suit — sans shirt for a contemporary approach. The ensemble carried a pattern reminiscent of the classic pinstripe, reinvented for the modern generation. To top off the chic look, Ren sported one of Fendi’s signature accessories: a Peekaboo bag.

Book Kasidet 

Thai actor Kasidet Plookphol, also known by the mononym Book, reinvented classic tailoring for his most recent Fashion Week appearance. Book served a sleek, but modern look featuring tailored trousers, a deconstructed vest and a sleeveless white shirt. As the final touch of elegance, Book drew upon one of the hottest accessories of 2024, the necktie, to tie it all together — no pun intended. 

Force Jiratchapong 

Monochrome looks are a style mainstay and Fashion Week attendants know it. On January 13, Thai actor Jiratchapong Srisang, also known by the stage name “Force,” stepped out in a total-black outfit. The get-up consisted of pleated trousers and a contrasting leather biker vest. The look, equal parts edgy and contemporary, was accessorized with silver jewelry and tapped into the popular biker-inspired fashion that thrived in 2023. 

THE BOYZ’ Hyunjae and Younghoon

K-pop stars Hyunjae and Younghoon, members of THE BOYZ, also opted for monochrome outfits on their first Milan Fashion Week attendance. The pair discarded winter-friendly fabrics and went for lightweight suits. Younghoon matched off-white trousers with a silk tank top and a single-breasted jacket. Meanwhile, Hyunjae wore a tan hourglass jacket and matching pants. Both stars accentuated their ‘fits with bold accessories such as a statement cross necklace, and a rosette boutonnière. 

Christian Yu (DPR Ian)

After dominating the runways and red carpets in 2023, the polka-dot fever and naked dressing trend have officially infiltrated menswear spaces. Case in point: Australian singer Christian Yu, best known as DPR Ian, rocked a sheer polka-dot shirt on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. The star made a front-row statement with the retro print, pairing it with slightly flared trousers and platform derby shoes. Yu also rebooted a formal-wear staple and sported a stretch cotton cummerbund to achieve the ultimate slim silhouette. 

Raul at JW Anderson

Japanese-Venezuelan singer, model and Snow Man member, Raul, has made stylish additions to his lookbook during his stay in Milan. The star, who is recognized for his sharp fashion sense and modeling chops, first stepped out in a retro-infused pinstripe suit on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. He then offered a lesson on dopamine dressing to attend JW Anderson’s collection unveiling on January 14. Sitting front row at the UK label’s show, Raul ably styled a textured sweater with white pants and aqua blue accents: a Bumper bag and the brand’s signature Chain loafer mules.

James Reid and Issa Pressman at Emporio Armani 

Superstar couple James Reid and Issa Pressman made a joint appearance at Emporio Armani’s show on June 13. Playing on the couple aesthetics they’ve previously showcased at local events in the Philippines, James and Issa stepped out in coordinated black looks. However, while James’ outfit leaned on tailoring territories — he paired a modern suit with a robe coat — Issa opted for an edgier ensemble. Clad in patent leather from head to toe, the television personality stepped out in a corseted dress with feather details worn over a printed second-skin top and paired with matching high-knee leather boots. So chic x2!

Meen at Tod’s 

Thai star Meen made his Milan Fashion Week debut sitting front row at Tod’s Fall Winter 2024 collection unveiling. For the occasion, the actor struck the right balance between classy and modern with a tan suit and a brown knit vest. Meen made a case for quiet luxury, keeping accessories to a minimum and placing emphasis on grooming by opting for a sleek slicked-back hairstyle. 

Lee Jae-wook at Prada

Although South Korean actor Lee Jae-wook sported a look repeatedly spotted in fashion editorials and celebrity peers, the star managed to breathe new life into his tailored ensemble with incredible ease. The outfit was taken from Prada’s SS24 menswear collection and consisted of gray tailored trousers, a matching jacket with shirting details and the iconic square-toe Derby shoes shown on Prada’s previous runway. To tie it all together, Lee sported a nylon bag that added a utilitarian edge to his look. 

Win Metawin at Prada

As one of the first celebrities leading the Thai wave in fashion spaces, actor Win Metawin has truly mastered Fashion Week style. After a slew of stylish appearances in 2023, Win returned to Milan to offer a lesson on season-appropriate dressing. Instead of opting for straight-off-the-runway combinations, the superstar assembled a winning look with items like tailored pants, a vest and a heavyweight leather coat. Needless to say, Win nailed it with his front-row ‘fit, proving why he’s considered a fashion trailblazer and one of EnVi’s 2023 Fashion Power Players

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