The great thing about designer menswear is that you know you are getting the latest trends straight from the catwalk because those designers who showcased their collections in Milan and Paris are incorporating those designs into their everyday collections and whilst the high street may copy, it’s the designers who are the trendsetters.
Year in year out catwalks shows get underway and designers are constantly surprising us with what is hot in the latest designer menswear collections, so if you are a slave to fashion and want to know what you should be wearing this year then read on…
The urban theme stands out strikingly for spring and summer, with greys, greens and browns all competing for attention. Cargo trousers, t-shirts and polo tops were teamed up with smart jackets for a funky, edgy look. This is reflected in the designers own collections available for sale, with a strong emphasis on military jackets and striking polo shirts. The urban theme is a popular one that teams up casual/sportswear with an almost uniform feel, as though the wearer belongs to the street army. MA Strum and Armani both carry this look well.
Knitwear also featured with some retro patterned and striped jumpers. The chunky knit seems to have given way this season for the more lightweight fitted jumper. Think Arctic Monkeys and you’ll have a good idea of the style to go for, they of course famously sported Lyle & Scott jumpers.
Autumn and Winter collections bring colours pale neutrals with an emotive style, so think stonewashed jeans, pale shirts and blazer jackets. The designers want to tap into the emotional side of fashion so don’t be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve – or a designer logo at the very least!
The military theme that was so hot on the catwalks last year still hasn’t quite left us yet but expect to see it softened up with chunkier knitwear and pastel shirts.
Combat trousers and skinny jeans still rock so make sure you have plenty of pairs in stock and remember to play it cool – don’t try too hard to make a statement. Let your designer menswear do the talking for you.