London and Milan Trend Report: Mens Fashion Weeks

With New York Men’s Fashion Week underway following the successes of Milan and London, people are once again on the look out for what the Big City has to offer. This season had standout looks from graphics at Milan Men’s Fashion Week and the androgynous looks at London Fashion Week Men’s. However, even with some contrasting subjects and themes, there are underlying trends that set the tone for what is in for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. Here are some trends from Milan and London that will give you a glimpse into what’s in store for the coming seasons in men’s fashion.

COLOUR BLOCKING

There has been no shortage of colour this season as many fashion designers such as Prada, Marni, and Tourne de Transmission showed in their collections. While in past seasons designers used shades of navy and warmer tones, many collections today not only use colors to showcase themes, but the colors are also signs of the collections’ boldness and aesthetics. Many pieces in bold shades were layered with other bright tones to create a brave contrast that is sure to keep heads turning.

PLAID

Plaid is a repeated trend this season! Not only is this look making a comeback, but style lovers can look forward to seeing plaids move away from the classic lumberjack look and toward more fashion forward pieces. Sunnei, MSGM, and Oliver Spencer are a handful of brands that are showing the trend with an edgier perspective by playing with proportions, layering, and colours!

HEAD TO TOE STATEMENT COLOUR

This look is a commitment but, if executed properly, it is sure to make a statement! Designers are using bold, outrageous, and beautiful colours and creating looks made up entirely of one colour! Whether it’s a onesie, a set, or matching every single item in the outfit (including socks), designers such as Prada, Sunnei, and Liam Hodges are showing fashion lovers how to dress head to toe in their favourite colours!

LIGHT MINIMALISM

While bright tones have certainly been a highlight this season, other brands are still going with a more muted route by bringing light camels and khaki tones to simple and beautiful pieces. Cottweiler ft. Reebok, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Fendi have all been noted to take a simplistic approach this season! The results,with lighter and more toned down, are fabulous .

OVERSIZED SUIT

While the tailored suit has been a look of classic sophistication for years, designers are going against the norm to emphasize the carefree nature of being perfectly unfitted. The oversized suit took over the runways of Milan and London and designers such as Munsoo Kwon, Edward Crutchley, and Marni executed this trend within their respected styles. This look is for the brave but it is definitely a creative and stylish alternative to the tailored look!

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