Men’s fashion week is underway and we’ve spotted a few noticeable trends throughout the Spring 2016 shows. A wide range of pastels, color-blocking, mesh materials, and denim were used, as well as matching patterned suits. Some designers, like Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci, used no specific color palette. Instead they utilized many colors and patterns which seemed to be influenced by Eastern traditions. The men’s collections so far seem to be all about bright and bold pigments with an eccentric twist in the silhouette. Check out the trends we’ve seen so far throughout the men’s New York, London and Milan shows. Next stop is Paris!
Matching Patterned Suits
For Spring 2016, risque fashion-forward men can opt for a colorful patterned suit instead of a traditional black or blue one. We’ve seen stripes, florals, and patterns that resemble a kaleidoscope of colors.
Denim on Denim
These past few seasons, an obvious trend seen throughout women’s wear is denim on denim, but now we’re starting to see it on the runway for men! This trendy look took a masculine twist with designs of baggy oversized jeans and ombre denim jackets. Denim on denim is good example of the coed style we’ve seen when women wear men’s clothes and visa versa – soon we’ll probably see women wearing these ensambles!
Whether it’s checkered design, vertical stripes, or no specific pattern, the use of color blocking has been seen in almost every men’s collection thus far. Here is where we see the wide range of color used in each design.
Feeding into another women’s trend, see-through mesh is popping up all over the men’s runways. However, this style has been made more masculine by using sporty silhouettes, especially seen in Sibling’s collection. There’s no better way to face the spring/summer heat than by wearing a breezy mesh shirt!
If there’s one obvious color palette seen in men’s fashion week, it’s pastels. Men are tapping into their feminine side with this trend, but they’re still keeping their boyish shapes. Astrid Andersen utilized the pastels with a sporty collection, while Moschino went a little more old-school Baroque. Either way, pastels always seem to make their way to Spring runways!
Written by Jessica Manno