It’s not just the ladies who want to look stylish, and I did promise I’d round-up the top trends for the guys this spring/summer! Here was what was popular on the catwalks:
Evident on most catwalks, white is the go-to colour this spring/summer. Whether you invest in a classic white suit, shorts or even a suit a la Jil Sander (add an accent colour to break it up though!); make sure you’ve got at least one white garment in your wardrobe!
• Block Stripes
If you don’t like the idea of wearing one colour head-to-toe, but aren’t too keen on loud prints, then break it up with thick stripes. These were most evident on shorts at Moschino and on suit jackets at YMC – navy blues and burgundies are great transitional colours, allowing you to wear them through the autumn months; or you could look for white and pale blues to fully embrace the summer look!
It was evident – particularly at Milan Fashion Week – that florals are not just for females! Floral printed T-Shirts and shirts were extremely popular in dark purples and reds; as were Bermuda shorts!
• Long trench coats
Yes it may be summer, but in the UK it’s often not warm enough to go out without a jacket (especially in the evenings). This season, a thin trench coat is the in-style for men (predictions are it’s going to be as big as the pastel pink coat for women last A/W!) As seen at Fendi, this coat should fall somewhere between the thigh and the ankle, with knee-lengths most popular. Again, depending on the colour you can turn it into a transitional piece, with khakis and mustards.
Pink has been popular amongst men for quite a few seasons now, and it’s still going strong for this spring/summer! Shirts and tops are the obvious pieces, but Lanvin’s pink suit jackets provided a great colour pop; and if you’re feeling really daring then you could always invest in a pair of bright pink trousers as seen at Paul Smith...!
One of the more controversial trends, I’m unsure of whether this trend will take off as leather seems much more suited to winter, but quite a few designers were clearly investing in the look. If you want to give it a go, but don’t want to look like a full-on biker, why not invest in a leather man bag? If you’re feeling confident, you could work some leather trousers as seen at Versace, or possibly even some black leather shorts like the ones shown at DSquared2... they’re definitely worth a Google!
Written by Elle Pollicott