Latest Menswear Fashion Trends & Styles This Season
As predicted in the previous trend forecast, Overcoats were without a shadow of doubt coming with us into 2018. London Fashion Week mens demonstrated an absolute incredible array of overcoats with the traditional and unconventional, being seen in runway shows by John Lawrence Sullivan, Wood Wood, Daniel W Fletcher and more evidently in Hussain Chalayan’s AW18 collection. The coat has made its way inevitably to Milan Fashion week in where heavyweight designers by the likes of Italian fashion house Prada unveiled an impressive leather selection of overcoats with a renewed logo following suit were its Italian rivals Fendi, revealing nylon and leather overcoat pieces and Gosha Rubchinskiy x Burberry taking a traditional approach. Take a look of this tried, tested and undoubtedly approved coat that never gets boring.
Plaid & Flannel Patterns
The iconic pattern was found primarily dominant throughout, what seems to have been every fashion show to date. From all over plaid to intricate and detailed panels, the plaid pattern was occasionally displayed in a number of pieces by the majority of designers that have recently shown off their seasons looks. Executing a busy pattern choice isn’t always easy, although above shows it being done effortlessly.
In today’s fashion climate among the wardrobe of today’s man, we’ve adopted the once primarily for athletic and sports use of clothing, the tracksuit. The sport aesthetic has been reinvented with design innovation proving it acceptable to be worn on the modern day man. Combining it’s silhouettes and looks with formal menswear, the duo have been spotted together numerous times this season, beginning at London Fashion Week mens runway and presentations. It’s likely it’ll belong in the collections of the near further.
The tracksuit is a necessity in any wardrobe this season.
Is There Such Thing As Too Loud?
Plaid taking part in another trend, bold, eye-catching, loud prints and patterns have become repetitive across many designer mood boards and then portrayed in autumn/winter collections as seen in the designs of Edward Crutchley, Craig Green, Palm Angels And Fendi to name a few. “Too loud” has become overshadowed and embraced and more importantly worked perfectly this season.
The loose, relaxed and draped fashion is usually an expression of style by choice, or is it? This season’s runway shows and presentations have all displayed baggy silhouettes and more so, been showcased with confidence. The look has soared in popularity and has been regularly associated with street style looks. Its comfort with something to say.
Workwear & Uniform
For every job usually followed by a uniform that is appropriate for that work environment. Fabrics, colours and it’s purposes are all elements that form to create workwear and it’s aesthetic. These workwear uniforms and work environments can be seen referenced in many of the designers that hosted shows and presentations over the previous three weeks. New standards being set by designers showcasing workwear influenced garments, this leaking into street style looks.
Christopher Raeburn autumn/Winter 18 collection emphatically displayed RAF helicopter winchman overalls reworked into an anorak, coat and trouser. Sea rescue uniform could also be seen influenced in Raeburn’s AW18 collection. Cottweiler presented harnesses attached with utility buckles with snake skin belt straps and Undercover offers a contemporary interpretation of a scientists laboratory coat and reinvents space uniform with “undercover astronautics agency” Workwear.
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