A month of Men’s Fashion Week spring/summer 17 in London, Florence, Milan, Paris and the final shows in New York has come to an end. Here is five of the most noticeable trends.
One of the most unexpected trends might be the tevas, the waterproof sandals from your childhood you wore because your parents wanted you to walk around in shoes that treated your feet well. In shows like Prada and Louis Vuitton the models walked the catwalk in these comfortable footwear, with or without socks on.
The bomber jacket trend is still here, and it seemed like nearly every designer had at least one bomber in the collection. The jacket was shown in different textile and patterns. The American clothing label Cadet showed the audience a version in grey with routes for a relaxed look, while John Elliott had one in pink satin for a more outstanding look. The bomber jacket is all about versatility for casual days and keep looks cool and comfortable.
Punk is still alive
The punk style has its roots back in the 1960s. Still many designers chose to include this style as a part of their collection. While Dior Homme chose a somewhat strict version with a black suit with studs, Coach showed a more comfortable style with printed t-shirt and burgundy trousers. Even though a few wear the punk style from top to toe, most people will use elements of punk in their outfits.
Maybe or maybe not several of the designers have been inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, you could see a lot of outfits with an underlying tone of BDSM. Also in this trend, Dior Homme designed a narrow simple black suit, but to spice up the outfit, the model wears harnesses around the shoulders and the stomach. Comme des Garçons Shirt did a more casual bondage look with the straps hanging loose.
Jackets with broad shoulders were a big trend in the 1980s. Later we have seen the trend now and then on the catwalk. The next spring and summer they are back again. Balenciaga showed an oversized dark blue version with an above knee length. On the other hand, J. W. Anderson and Y/Project chose a skinnier and longer fit with lighter colour tones as olive green and turquoise.
What was your favourite menswear trend of this season?
Text: Synne Krogstad
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