At Mens Fashion Week in London, model and British Fashion Council ambassador David Gandy told the crowds he believes the city is “number one” in the world of menswear. Take a look at the mens fashion trends that turned heads and made headlines, and you’ll soon agree with Gandy:
Orange was all over the catwalks this season in a variety of shades from burnt to bright to very nearly neon. Topman Design’s head-to-toe eye-popping orange isn’t for everyone; in fact only the select few could pull off this look without looking like an overgrown traffic cone. There are numerous other ways to wear this mens fashion trend however; burnt orange coats or trousers from Jonathan Saunders are ideal Autumnal pieces, while a pair of orange socks from E. Tautz or an orange Richard Nicoll beanie will add a pop of colour to any outfit.
Mountain Peak Chic
The “intrepid explorer” look is in for men this season, adding a touch of drama and glamour to wrapping up warm. London Collections: Men saw renowned fashion label BALLY hosting a celebration in honour of Sir Edmund Hilary’s Everest ascent 60 years ago; the event attracted some of the fashion world’s most dapper gents sporting their BALLY outerwear, and it was even revealed that Everest expedition sherpa Tenzing Norgay wore a pair of BALLY Reindeer-Himalaya boots during the historic climb. Louis Vuitton and Dries van Noten also featured ensembles worthy of the most adventurous mountaineers. This trend gives you the chance to get in touch with your inner adventurer as you brave the great outdoors in style.
Love for Leathers
For men who prefer motorcycles to mountaineering, this fashion trend is bound to hold more appeal; leather pants of all styles are back in a big way. Whether you’re looking for rockstar chic (skinny leathers by Hedi Slimane for YSL) or a more practical outdoor ensemble (hunter leathers from Fendi), there is a pair out there to suit your style. And for those who love the look but not the leather, a pair of Givenchy leather-look denims makes the ideal addition to next season’s wardrobe.
This is the name given to the trend currently being pioneered by Christopher Kane and Katie Eary among others. No-frills menswear basics (bomber jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts and jeans) take on a whole new look with “girlfriend dressing”, which sees designers drawing inspiration from their womenswear lines. Think florals, animal print and Kane’s famous “Frankenstein” motif, translated effortlessly from feminine to masculine fashions.These are just a few of the cutting-edge mens fashion trends to emerge in the past few weeks.