The whirlwind brought about by the biannual menswear fashion weeks at New York and Paris, has recently settled giving way to future trend predictions that would signal what the approaching season looks like.
This season saw utility and comfort being given an edge of importance over avant-garde fashion. Loose tailoring and a fresh approach to the classic double-breasted jacket made a case for the men of the 21st century, who are more inclined towards experimentation and functionality going hand in hand. Gone are the days when the colder months summoned darker hues, this season designers go all out to incorporate bright pops of color into their winter wardrobes and go big on details such as prints, patterns and surface textures.
In this issue, we reveal they key trends from the runways of New York and Paris pertaining to their Fall Winter 2017 as showcased by ready-to-wear designers and labels.
Bomber jackets continueto go experience a surge and at this moment on the fashion clock, every label is up for offering their own version of the trend. Channeling in the rebellious vibe borrowed from the ’50s culture adopted by the (then) youth, through military and labor pieces like the MA-1 bomber, the trend has found a solid spot in the current time.
For the coming season, designers are shying away from embellished looks that stormed last year and are tilting towards newer versions that incorporate materials such as satin and velvet and details evolving towards two-stone styles and graphical patchwork.
Adding a little color boost to the dark and gloomy winter months had collections including surprisingly bright pops of color in coats, jackets, knits sweaters, trousers and pretty much all else.
Shades of bright orange and yellow dominated the runways rendering the colors ‘cool’ for the new age man.
We are sensing a major trend here – with the classic Prince of Wales check and Plaids making an appearance, show after show, and piece after piece – checks take a definite seat in the front row for the fall winter 2017 season. Layered under jackets or worn freely as prints on trousers or scarves, checks have too many options up for grabs this season.
Double Breasted Army
Menswear suiting trends have recently been resurfacing after a much Vetements-hijacked laidback year of oversized drama overtaking the runways and streets. Enter this season, and we see a majestic army of double breasted blazers and coats – boxy, structured, button detailed and submerged in semi-casual prints and textures. Layered over shirts, turtlenecks and sweaters, the double breasted suits make a strong case for casual men’s staple for the season.
Taking a cue from the top trending styles of the womenswear segment pertaining to last year, designers decidedly introduced details in the form of colorful furry patches over jackets, hoodies, gloves as well as shoes – apart from classic (faux) fur, mink and shearling coats. Feathered versions of (faux) fur, over wide lapels seemed to have gained a collective approval from the menswear bandwagon this season.
Logo To Go/ Slogan Gains
The slogans that ran through Lanvin, Sankuanz,Raf Simons and Amichanneled in a teen spirit and voiced the ongoing contemporary politics and socio-political conditions around the world.It seemed like every designer needed to let their thoughts out and get something off their chest. Keeping the words simple and somewhat arbitrary is their way of voicing at the issues at hand.
Alternatively, the millennium inspired logo-revival continues to gain momentum with bigwigs like LV, Supremeand Dior stamping their garments with pun-induced identities.
Vertical stripes – in all their glory, have emerged victorious this season. The bolder and much vibrant stripes from Spring Summer 2017, have given way to the more mellowed down, menswear classics – pinstripes in varying widths and contrasting colors.
Sharply tailored or slouchy and oversized – the striped suit print has made a definitive comeback.
In contrast to the previously trending slimmer silhouettes, voluminous silhouettes playing on proportion, shapes, lengths (cropped seems to be a favorite) and color, found their way onto hi-tech materials.
What grabbed our attention though, were the magical pairing of padded jackets with equally padded trousers to go along with them.