There was a time when menswear fashion week wasn’t taken as seriously and its counterpart, the womenswear showcases were the obvious choice for fashion industry buyers, media and the associated departments. But that is a thing of the past now.
Today, the menswear industry stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the women’s fashion week with a promising crop of talent coming in; seasoned labels taking their menswear category more seriously, and obviously, the global man opening up to and demanding his own share of fashion.
Vogue reported that over the three weeks of the Fall/Winter menswear shows in London, Florence, Milan and Paris, its readers spent more than 1.5 million minutes looking at the men’s collections.
The fashion this season has matured from its streetwear obsession to a more refined outlook which encompasses sophisticated, tailored looks, a rugged denim revamp and an artistic take on prints.
Suiting is back – and the last trend on the list is literally making our eyeballs pop out!
Apparel Resources puts together a list of the top trends in the realm of menswear that you need to note for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2020 season. Read on to discover!
Slim fit leather trousers proved to be a sure-fire hit at the international menswear showcases this season. Designers experimented with silhouettes such as leather joggers, loose-fit cargo pants, shorts and skinny pants. Whether it be in the form of nappa trousers, lambskin T-shirts or cordovan biker jackets, leather emerged as a top fabric choice.
High-shine, patent versions stood out at Gucci, Marni and Dunhill, whilst matte-fied versions stole the show at Berluti, Wooyoungmi and Salvatore Ferragamo, among others.
A classic in its own right, checks are to winter what florals are to spring.
From large to miniscule versions – checks were tapped in all their glory at the runways of London, Paris, Milan and New York. Prince of Wales emerged as a top winner over double breasted blazers, whilst plaid ruled over coats and jackets. Windowpane checks proved to be a big hit amongst office-style trousers and jackets in grey tones.
Although not the most practical winter trend, shorts were spotted at many a leading designer/ brand’s Fall/Winter showcases this season. The trick here is how one styles them – Marni and Telfar sent out shorts paired with thigh boots whilst Gucci paired them with knee high socks.
A boomerang trend, the ‘face’ detail makes a comeback after three seasons during Fall/Winter 2020.
From zoomed in prints at Per Götteson, to cinematic style faces at Edward Crutchley’s silk shirts to graphic style faces at Ami and Lanvin, designers and high fashion brands went all out and featured the element in their Fall/Winter 2020 showcases. We predict the trend to be a big performer under the basics (T-shirts) and streetwear categories.
Statement making fur is back in the limelight!
Designers experiment by playing around with mix-and-match materials such as vinyl with shearling, inside-out shearling, calfskin pants teamed with matching shirts, denim lined with fur trims and soft plush leather long-line coats with fur collars.
From the short shearling jackets at Louis Vuitton and Dior to the oversized, all-over furry coats at Lanvin and Hermès, fur is an investment trend for the upcoming season.
Intarsia knit sweaters featuring geometric designs add a dose of fun to the usually monotonous winter wardrobe.
Designers and high fashion labels alike are exploring all over, across the chest, on the sleeve motifs – basically all sorts of versions to appease the audience. Colour-blocking with red, black and white, emerged as a top contender in this space – seen at GMBH, Alexander McQueen and Prada, among others.