As MFW just wrapped and Paris Fashion Week is in full swing for SS16, we thought we’d remind ourselves of trends for this year by looking back at last year’s shows.
Denim made a comeback in a big way for menswear in the SS15 shows. While it hasn’t always been in fashion’s good books (we’re looking at you, Britney and Justin), denim continues to be a style staple. For SS15, however, there’s no missing it. With Dior, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto sending models out in double and triple denim at the Paris shows, Tom Ford with sleek denim jackets, Prada’s 70s style denim coats, and Gucci with paint splashed jeans at Milan, there’s no way you’re not wearing denim this season. Photo above PRADA
A classic pattern, the check is now officially out, and for 2015, stripes are in. From thick, high contrast stripes to pinstripes, stripes featured heavily on the catwalk last year. At Gucci, models wore stripes with a nod to the nautical in navy and white Breton blazers and silk trousers, and at Emporio Armani in monochrome. JW Anderson’s blouses, halter tops and silk trousers made stripes androgynous. Wear stripes on the top half of your body for a wearable look. Too many stripes and you might start strobing. Photo above Emporio Armani
Prints are the way to add depth to your style this summer. From broad splashes of colour to detailed nuances, menswear is all about bold prints. With Alexander McQueen’s colour blocking swirls (quite the contrast from SS16’s nautical tattoo detailing) and intricate tile prints at Hardy Amies, wearing bold prints will be easy. Photo above Alexander McQueen
As Miranda Priestley once said “Florals. For spring. …Ground-breaking.” However, that doesn’t stop them coming back every season. Markus Lupfer featured floral prints on everything from suits and coats to trousers. Topman and Hunter Gather both used daisy prints in their collections to a light hearted and whimsical effect.
Spring summer 2015 took a turn for the more relaxed when the catwalks weren’t dominated by sharp suits and instead a laid-back approach was adopted. Bottega Veneta’s range gave slouchy loungewear a luxurious update with dropped crotches and neutral hues. Paul Smith did something similar, with rich shades of navy and purple silky trousers and shorts. Wear it by opting for jersey shorts and t-shirts in luxury textures so you feel and look great, and when it comes to tailoring, go for unstructured pieces for a relaxed masculine look.
Not to forget the sales are around the corner, it is simply said the perfect moment to grab some of these fantastic pieces.