Tag Archives: Menswear

Trend: Androgyny

Fall 2015 Menswear

A lot is changing in the identity of menswear.  Gucci has installed a new creative director, Alessandro Michele, to bring a new contemporary look to the brand. That look brought an androgynous styling of blouses for men.  J.W. Anderson started his career by provoking a gender bending question to what menswear might become.  He is now designing his label for luxury powerhouse L.V.M.H.

Across the board we’re seeing what was once considered feminine as part of a new dialog for menswear.  Gender identity is not so black and white.  It can be seen in all colors, shapes, textures, styling, and patterns.  Here’s a view of what some designers are proposing for the Fall 2015 season.

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Trend: Men’s Bomber Jacket

Fall 2015 Menswear

The biggest trend in men’s jackets witnessed on the Fall 2015 runways was “The Bomber”.  The bomber or flight jacket has been around for almost one hundred years.  This military inspired piece of wardrobe continues to be reinterpreted in many shapes and fabrics.  The knit cuffs and waistbands are a common thread but the silhouette can be seen short to long.  Fabrications are the real differentiator here.  Bombers were seen in fur, satin, knit, camouflage, plaids, leather, velvet, pinstripes, quilted, prints, metallic, sequins, nylon, and wool.  It’s a classic mens wardrobe piece that these thirty-six designers continue to design for the 21st century.

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TREND: ALL-OVER PRINTS

Spring 2015 Menswear

One of the biggest trends I observed at the Spring 2015 menswear runways was the use of head-to-toe prints. Bold prints were fashioned for tops and bottoms.  Maybe minimalism is dead (for now). Once only see in womenswear, these designers took a leap at what the future may hold.

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TREND: PATTERN MIX

Spring 2015 Menswear

Minimalism is dead with these pattern mixes seen on the Spring 2015 menswear runway.  Plaids with florals, plaids with checker board, florals with chevrons, and floral on floral are just some of the different combinations seen here.  There are no rules to this mash-up.

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TREND: PATTERNED COATS

Spring 2015 Menswear

Coats are usually fashioned with solid colored fabric for menswear.  I’ve been observing more each year a trend to show bold prints or patterns to this basic of a wardrobe.  Here are some examples of what was shown at the Spring 2014 menswear runways.

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TREND: BOLD SUITS

Spring 2015 Menswear

I think one of the things every menswear designer contemplates is updating the traditional suit. “What can be done to make it look new?”  I’ve been observing the suit to be taken as a palette to print, pattern, or piece all over.  These are some I found on the Spring 2015 menswear runways.

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TREND: SATIN

Spring 2015 Menswear

There is an ease to this soft satin clothing seen at the Spring 2015 menswear runways shows. Haider Ackermann has been a proponent of this fabric since he started his collection.  They have an almost pajama-like look to them; comfortable and rumpled as though you just rolled out of bed.

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