So, what’s new in the world of male fashion? We’d love to say everything, but we’d be lying. While the excitement, surprise and an element of novelty are definitely there, much of the men fashion for the upcoming autumn/winter relies on the exploration of the already seen, exercised and outdated, but – obviously, not outdated enough. Yes, we are talking about the quirky ‘60s and ‘70s looks that are having a huge comeback in male fashion. It appears that – what’s ‘90s excitement for the girls, is the ‘70s for boys. Oh well… it was just a matter of time.
With a very daring exploration of style, tricky combinations and slightly mumzy elements worked into eclectic, yet very modish cuts with a familiar flair. It’s evident that the collections for the autumn/winter will definitely need men who can pull it off.
Throughout the years, we’ve been running away from the checkered pattern and wool (combined), from earthly colors and anything that hinted old… but this season – we are embracing it in full force. Surprisingly enough, with a few modern details added, the pieces that would normally be branded aged and boring, are now hot spots of catwalks all over the world. The models presenting these pieces are no older than 20-something, so there’s no wonder they looked modern and hip. Question is – would a 60-year-old man look hip in a ‘70s cut? Hardly.
Luckily, not all is ‘70s inspired. There are some pretty bold and interesting statement pieces and colors you’ll be going crazy over (we loved them) all throughout the autumn and winter.
Our favorite fashions…
The neutral’s been trending in women’s wardrobe for almost two years now, and it’s finally having a moment in menswear, too. Neutral tones compliment any look and express a natural sense of style but, at the same time, allow for amazing upgrades and risks. From knitwear and suede to classic outerwear with an upgrade, we’ll be seeing a lot of camel, sand, beige, Turkish coffee, rusted copper, ginger and soft acid. Variations to the neutrals come in forms of spruce, concrete pond, folk stone, shale, ivory tusk and ceramic. Classic accessories like bow ties and pocket squares, in these colors are this season’s win win combination. We loved all the colors in Balmain, Valentino and Saint Laurent (and more) collections.
Stand up and march to the beat of your own drum with military vibes coming to your doorstep this fall. This classic motif gets a theatrical twist with gold details, baroque cuts, color red and surprisingly gorgeous accessorize like handcrafted wood sunglasses and scarves. Season’s most wanted pieces with military inspiration were definitely spotted at Saint Laurent, Balmain and Thom Browne shows.
Bomber Is Da Bomb
Bomber isn’t going anywhere this fall, and we’re pretty okay with that. If anything, they are getting upgraded, becoming more of a canvas of creative expression than anything else. To re-interpret the classic jacket, designers played with materials and colors that are everything but usual; from neoprene to velvet, satin to nylon, Dsquared2 to Givenchy, Valentino to Saint Laurent, you’ll easily find your ideal style and wear it all season long.
Destroyed clothing as the new tailoring is getting us so excited that we simply can’t get over it. There’s something so stimulating, risky and chic about the destroyed elements of clothes but we can’t put our finger on it. The trend went beyond destroyed denim and reached into knitwear; all pieces we’ve seen are looking casually undone and undeniably cool. Finding unusual gifts for men who like different shapes of knitwear can be a total hit. Sure, they may easily be linked to homeless vibes, but we are still loving the drill. From huge rips to tiny holes, you’ll want your fall pieces with just a little destroyed emotion.
Here’s your ‘70s vibe having a moment in 2016 fall/winter collections, and it’s up to your personal tastes if you’ll be embracing it. From shorter jackets to long coats, checkered isn’t imitating a lumberjack anymore. This time around it went straight into your grandpa’s closet and browsed for a few pieces.
All That’s Velvet
Velvet is having a comeback and we never thought we’d see the day. The color pallet is strong and dramatic, with a lot of black and red highlights. Apparently, designers love their velvet and they made sure they showcased it – look at Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent and Balmain for inspiration.