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7 Key fashion trends from menswear Spring/Summer 2020

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Text: Stephanie Boey


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#1 Paddle pop hues
#1 Paddle pop hues

From left to right: Paul Smith, Maison Kitsuné, Salvatore Ferragamo

Here's one sure to bring back sweet childhood memories. Sweet pastels are seen making a strong comeback for 2020, but the key to nailing the look is wearing as many of them at once.

#2 Asymmetry
#2 Asymmetry

From left to right: Versace, Dior and Marni

The suit gets an unorthodox makeover with differing fabrics spliced together for a fresh take on traditional menswear. Perks: You get a new suit from a different angle.

#3 Oversized lapels
#3 Oversized lapels

From left to right: Balmain, Acne, Homme Plisse Issey Miyake

Does size really matter? We'll leave that up to you to decide but you can't deny these oversized lapels definitely do grab your attention. Balmain does it in slinky satin, Acne in holographs and Issey Miyake in the brightest cyan hue.

 

#4 Scenic prints
#4 Scenic prints

From left to right: Valentino, Jacquemus and Kenzo

These prints sure paint a pretty picture. These wearable works of art look good on any body frame.

 

#5 Ombre
#5 Ombre

From left to right: Off-White, Kenzo and Jacquemus

The tie-dye trend from 2019 spills over to 2020 but with a more relaxed outlook. The gradient change is more subtle and subdued for a softer approach.

#6 The neckerchief
#6 The neckerchief

From left to right: Lanvin, Acne and Hermés

It's rare when we spot a trend on the streets before it hits the runway. The neckerchief trend has been prominent in the street style scene, worn casually as an adorning accessory while doubling up for warmth.

#7 Ahoy, sailor
#7 Ahoy, sailor

From left to right: Chalayan, Loewe and Lanvin

Blue sailor stripes, caps and motifs were a recurring sight. Steer clear of being to literal with it by pairing the trend with contrasting aesthetics such as a structured jacket, printed sneakers and silk shorts. Get ready your sea legs, we foresee this trend to set sail.

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