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8 Biggest trends from Men's Fashion Week SS19

8 Biggest trends from Men's Fashion Week SS19

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Text: Joan Kong


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From pops of neon to eyebrow-raising short shorts, here are some of the top trends spotted on the Men’s SS19 Fashion Week runways

Short shorts:

Sun's out, leg's out! While wearing shorts in the summer is a no-brainer, designers are taking the piece to new length this round, with hems ending on the upper thighs for extra skin-flaunting. Not comfortable with the length? Instead of slim fitting pieces from Prada and Maison Margiela, opt for wider silhouettes like Hermès' and Dries Van Noten's to ensure comfort without forgoing style.

 

Clashing patterns:

We know rocking a single print head-to-toe is fail-proof, but clashing prints are easier to nail than you think. You can never go wrong with the classic polka dots, checks and florals, so go ahead and experiment with bold and contrasting colour combos. But if you're feeling a little apprehensive, stick to one tone like Ermenegildo Zegna or Valentino for easy pairings.

 

Keep it clear:

The Spring/Summer season is not complete without some skin, and these brands proved just that. Kim Jones and Virgil Abloh sent down lightweight mesh tops that gave a nice flow for their debut collection at Dior Homme and Louis Vuitton respectively, but the rigid pieces were the ones that caught our attention. MCM's vinyl hoodie gave off strong utilitarian vibes, while A Cold Wall's coloured cropped top gave the overall look that colour and texture juxtaposition.

 

Pantsuit only:

Our favourite trend this season is probably the array of pantsuits introduced on the catwalk (and on the streets). But differing slightly from the past years', is the one thing they have in common: they're all worn with nothing underneath. From plain to printed co-ords, these designers sent down looks that radiate that sense of ease, paired with casual footwear such as sneakers and mandals. Christian Dada choker and Giorgio Armani neckerchief are optional.

 

Denim:

The wardrobe classic has never gone out of style, but our attention this season is on outfits that are given that amp-me-up, with extra doses of denim. Off-White's version of a gilet featured oversized pouches; MSGM's striped jumpsuit is layered over a denim button-down shirt; Sacai's jacket-cape combo is definitely a head-turning piece; while Balmain's triple-denim look is given a break with distressed and acid-wash details. 

 

Neon brights:

The women's Autumn/Winter 2018 shows gave us a prelude on some colours to note for Men's Fashion Week, and they were right—neon hues are made for men too. From bold monochrome looks à la Versace and Alexander McQueen to slight jolts of accents at Louis Vuitton and DSquared2, there's no better time to dip your toes in the trend. Our suggestion? Double up on the doses with contrasting neons for an electrifying result.

 

Utilitarian:

One of the top trends from Autumn/Winter 2018, the utilitarian trend proved that it's not going anywhere anytime soon, as workwear-inspired looks continue to make an appearance on the runways this season. Ermenegildo Zegna's leather raincoat and MCM's satin jumpsuit gave the rugged ensembles that added sheen, while Junya Watanabe's tapered look is surprisingly polished. 

 

Bucket hats:

Streetwear may have taken a backseat as tailored and polished looks reigned this season, but there's a particular accessory that stood out—the bucket hats. Spotted on Fendi, Valentino, Versace and Band of Outsiders' runways, take your pick from the variety of designs available: classic checks, two-tone fringed, geometrics and newspaper prints.

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