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Tuesday
Jul182017

Mens Spring '18 Trends

Men’s fashion week finally came to a close. It was a season filled with some great collections and surprises. While mens fashion moves at a slower pace than womens, it is difficult to admit that designers are getting stuck. 
 
And what is New York Fashion week going to do to compete with Paris, London, and Milan? The obvious problems: it is tough to show after Paris and compete on creativity; the lag in the schedule doesn’t help keep momentum; the shows continue to dwindle in numbers; the week hangs on to Raf Simons for any relevance.
Here are the global trends from New York, London, Milan, and Paris.
  • OK, we get it. Athleisure is a thing, and the track suit is the extension of that. There is almost no reason to even mention this as a trend. It is just a staple. Note to all men, get your athleisure on and let,s move on.
  • On the flip side, tailoring and traditional suit and separates started to surface. Maybe a sign that athleisure has hit the ceiling?The boiler suit is something to hold on to from Spring ’17, and it is ok to ditch the 70s.
  • Last spring it was monochrome beige, this turned into monochrome earth tone. Another range of colors that are difficult for most men to wear.
  • The world traveler mash-up concept continued. This time, there was a stop in Hawaii, so add that to the mix.
  • In a season where it was noted how thin the male models have been at the shows, the new focus was on the paper bag and high waists sometimes emphasizing the thinness even further.
  • Maybe the creative directors know something we don’t know about the weather, but spring is starting to look like fall.
  • The 90s are back through embellishments. Beads, sequins, embroidery added a little more bling.
See all the selected looks on our Pinterest Collections Trend: Men S ’18 Board
 
Short Shorts
Prada
 
Dries Van Noten
 
Ports 1961
 
AlohaAmi
 
DSquared2
 
Balenciaga
 
Waisting Away
Dries Van Noten
 
Kenzo
 
Issey Miyake
 
Boiler Suit
Lemaire
 
Prada
 
3.1 Pillip Lim
 
Earth Tones
Ermenegildo Zegna
 
Dunhill
 
Boss
 
Fall Into Spring
Dirk Bikkembergs
 
Prada
 
Balenciaga
 
Embellished
Dsquared2
 
Ports 1961
 
Louis Vuitton
 
See all the selected looks on our Pinterest Collections Trend: Men S ’18 Board
Images Courtesy: Vogue.com

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