The recently concluded fashion weeks in London (UK), Milan (Italy), Paris (France) and New York (USA) — from January 8 to February 4 — showcased the best of menswear for the coming seasons. From feminine silhouettes and sensitive fabrics, to experimentation with prints, designers went all out to show the scope of men’s clothing.
Take your pick from this curated list of top 10 trends that will help you look spiffy and well-turned out at any time.
Subtle is so old-fashioned. Get into the swing of things with fabrics that have an inherent shine. Katie Eary and Dolce & Gabbana, among others, swore by it this season. Opt for it by sporting a silk shirt or go for trousers created from high-shine fabrics.
For Roberto Cavalli, Gucci and Valentino, nightwear is no longer for the night. If worn with the right attitude, it can look equally natty during the day. At least that’s what the ramp trends say.
From transparent shirts and floral prints, to long bows and pinks, it won’t be wrong to say that the season was high on feminine and androgynous looks. JW Anderson generously used muted, icy tones while Gucci opted for lace and silk.
The ’70s touch
The ’70s never fail to fascinate and inspire. Designers have made that era their muse for collections time and again. This season, too, saw traces of it on the ramp. Showcasing modern interpretations of the look were Gucci, JW Anderson and Marni, among others.
Bold prints have been making a statement for a while now, and it seems the trend is in no mood to die down in the near future. Moschino, Calvin Klein and Timo Weiland showcased a graphic wave this season.
A mark of understated opulence, velvet is suited for evening wear. Yet, designers never fail to experiment with it. This season, Fendi, Alexander McQueen and Helen Anthony, among others, showcased their versions of velvet.
After several fashion seasons of slim-fit trousers, hems are finally loosening up now. Lou Dalton, Bottega Veneta, Hermès, Lanvin and Maison Margiela all included slouchy trousers in their collections.
Sleeveless tops and cardigans are becoming a dressing craze in the menswear segment this season. Lanvin and Lucio Vanotti explained how they can be paired in varied looks. So, don’t hesitate in trying the look.
Stripes are big news again, with several designers opting for this classic print. So, whether it was Tommy Hilfiger’s nautical stripes or John Varvatos’s striped suiting, it was all about linear prints this season. Even Christian Pellizzari and Michael Kors experimented with them.
This season will see leopard print becoming a staple in menswear. Hedi Slimane and Walter Van Beirendonck, among others, proved that this trend is here to stay through their collections. So, try out the print in a variety of outfits — T-shirts, sweatshirts and even jackets.