It‘s not a secret that you can predict what will be seen on women prêt-à-porter podium after a sneak into Men‘s fashion weeks. The ideas, themes, textures and sometimes even colours repeats themselves, however it is rarely possible to draw the exact parallels. However, this is not true this season. It can be said jokingly that she will want what he is wearing and on the contrary. Let‘s say, that the trend of black, which reminds of the “Matrix”, not only will decorate the wardrobes of the elegant ladies but it will also allow their men to feel like heroes. Gentle silk velvet as well as accents of fur is not an exception, because it will seduce representatives of both sexes. Maybe the jokes of men fashion creators and childish decorations on serious men clothing, bringing them back to the childhood, drops out of the context. However, it is to some purpose that strict trouser suits are taken over by women, who let their men to rediscover a pleasure of playing and experimentation with fashion, which is extremely favourable this season for those in search of novelties.
One of the very first trends noticed on the catwalks of Milan and France – unexpectedly high waist of men trousers, interesting proportions and style of trousers. Without any doubt this had an impact of Retro. It’s all about the return of the ideas from the 80’s, when men were eager to match splay high waist trousers with stylish unbuttoned shirt and wear a corduroy jacket of interesting warm shades this way replicating the look of the “Miami Vice” characters. Nonetheless, the high waist trousers this year will be loved by minimalists, or by men fond of abstract fashion, in love with the collection of “Lanvin” fashion house. These trousers will be matched with white shirts, straight-cut jackets and buttoned sweaters.
One of the most cheerful topics of the forthcoming season should catch your attention – these are childish accents which are given by the designers even to strict-cut shirts and suits. While the designs of men’s clothing fashion are becoming more free, the men’s fashion designers plays bravely with the decoration of textures, the selection of interesting themes and even amazes and puts a smile on our faces when we ar watching at the clothing which is ready-to-wear. For example, the fox appears on the men’s shirt from “Burberry Prorsum” collection, and the birds land on the coats and suits of “Dior Homme”. Even Tomas Maier from “Bottega Veneta” decided to play with Italian suits and decorated them with huge dots. Meanwhile, Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons dressed men with a boyish short-suit. However, the biggest surprise was presented by the fashion house “Jil Sander”. The serious and aggressive collection of men’s clothing appeared to be childish after the models turned their backs on the catwalks – the backs of the leather coats were decorated with a playful embroidered whales and other creatures.
There is another trend that jazz up the mood – it’s plenty of colours and patterns which bloomed in men‘s fashion. This time not only the tiny accessories, jackets or shirts were decorated with eye-catching colours, abstract ornaments or repeated various nature motives but also the whole suits. And although such suits are not recommended to the lovers of formal fashion, the representatives of creative specialities should easily fall in love with these, because bold colours always leaves an impression and, if necessary, such suit can be divided into parts or even matched with figured black and white suits. Of course, the colours of the accessory and footwear worn with such clothing should be of a much softer.
If you have an opportunity – do not be lazy and ransack the wardrobes of your parents and grandparents and search for one of the most important accents of autumn and winter – old-school military coat. An elegant silhouette of such coat or nice furry collar today can be matched not only with the classic trousers and sea-boots but also with the jeans and footwear decorated with metal. These fine style coats with two rows of buttons or coats tightened around the waist that appeared in the collections of almost all famous designers (not to talk about the fact that there are in the centre of „Prada“ collection“) can surprise with its colourful accents and the matches of classic neutral colours. These pieces of art will definitely be loved by your future grandchildren, because fashion repeats itself…
It was mentioned lately that men’s fashion is getting braver and is stepping outside its shell offering newer and more interesting designs. However, it doesn’t forget to treat its lovers with interesting colours. One of such colours is dominating woman’s collections – the colour of red wine. This colour will add a subtle taste of careless elegance and luxury – we wouldn’t be wrong saying that this colour if perfect for velvet jackets, leisure shoes, shirts and even leather handbags. More conservative offer would be very dark blue colour, which would look like black in the dim light. Cheating the audience this way, designers attempted to make an illusion that the whole combination of outfit would be made only from this colour with only small exception to gloves and accessories. Such dark blue is a great choice for men who are bored with black suits. However, the common dark blue colour doesn‘t seem appropriate for the cold season of the year. Another trend is brown shades in outdoors clothing. It is interesting, that this season designers were willing to reject traditional black or grey jackets and coats and instead have chosen cosier and warmer-looking light brown hues such as “cafe-au-lait”, sand, camel wool or milky chocolate.
It can be stated that the endeavours of fashion creators to “domesticate” the new textures to a men‘s fashion has got most attention of fashion experts. It was not until today when the velvet, which used to be treated as a symbol of luxury and special occasions, has moved to the section of everyday clothing. Various designers coloured it with different shades, sewed jackets, half-length coats and everyday accessories. Of course, the evening suits wasn‘t left aside. “Gucci” and “Dolce & Gabbana” embroidered these suits with love using golden threads and treated it elaborately so that the “black tie” dress code jackets could make a man an evening centre of attention. The fur wasn‘t left aside – although this time it wasn‘t used so often, but it was more impressive and luxurious. Although accents of fur were noticeable in some collections, the designer Veronique Nichanian from “Hermes” has offered an exceptional astrakhan coat. However, one of the biggest trends this year is black leather, which reminds us of “Matrix“. It seems that it was used for everything. Men on the catwalks of „Yves Saint Laurent“, „Jil Sander“ used to wear full leather suits with matching coats and footwear. Black leather became the main accent and the symbol of power on the catwalks of other fashion houses