5 Biggest trends from Men's Fashion Week AW18
The retro and rigid fabric may not have the best rep when it comes to textile choices, but if the Men's AW18 shows are anything to go buy, corduroy will be making a comeback on the streets next season. While most designers took on the fabric's traditional forms such as blazers and trousers, MSGM sent down corduroy in different shapes and silhouettes (the jumpsuit look is one of our favourites), and Pal Zileri's bright-coloured overcoats gave the three-piece get-up some texture clash.
Suit and tie
The Men's shows are never complete without some form of tailoring, and while you can definitely expect more stylish variations—from nothing worn under to psychedelic prints, we're always happy to see the good ol' suit and tie in the line-up. Giorgio Armani went with the classics by sending down several sartorial looks, but some of the other brands still couldn't resist adding a hint of fun by going print-on-print. Case in point: Agnès B.'s geometric-shirt-and-ombré-tie ensemble, Hermès' classic stripes-and-polka-dots look (complete with a Birkin, no less), and Alexander McQueen's striped pantsuit with an argyle-print vest worn under.
Aside from tailored pantsuits, the men's workwear looks were also given a military-inspired treatment with details such as patch pockets, utility belts and nylon vests. Made from nylon, the ensembles are definitely ready for a hard day at work outdoors. Our favourite? One of Kim Jones' looks from his last show at Louis Vuitton, complete with a cap, neckerchief, and separates with prints that reference "the aerial images of Kenya".
To complete the utilitarian vibe, the footwear du jour are the hiking boots that have been spotted on countless of catwalks. From Frankie Morello's crisp white pair to Giorgio Armani's slightly formal rendition and MSGM's chunky soles, they definitely make us feel like going on an adventure—if we're able to look as cool as these lads, that is.
The classic check motifs have been red-hot for a while now, but for the AW18 season, designers are tuning up the volume with cosy layers and pops of bright hues. Astrid Andersen and Thom Browne's checks-on-checks looks are bound to turn heads, while Marni opted to juxtapose the print with classic stripes. Alternatively, stick to the same print from head-to-toe à la Sacai to keep things cohesive.