Amidst women’s fashion month currently taking place in Europe, I’ve composed my review of the top 20 men’s FW16 fashion week looks. This runway review will focus on most evident trends, classic elements refreshed, and new concepts that emerged on men’s fall/winter runways for the impending fall season. We see the return of the season’s staples: shearling, fur and leather; however, they have all been updated with unique textures, colours and patterns.
Saint Laurent pairs a Cruella DeVille inspired shaggy fur coat with signature and classic edge, for a totally new look. Pyer Moss succeeds in blending modernity and natural shearling, with inset metallic leather strips, and a contrasting neutral green sweat suit — something I would definitely wear!
High Shine Elements
Calvin Klein Collection embraced metallic under layers for their garments on their men’s runway, presenting a unique spin on what looks like a classic fall camel coat. How cool?! Siki Im presents an oil-slicked fur coat, bringing out a cool sheen in a classic winter staple.
John Elliot pervades shades of khaki’s in this army-forward look for the fall, with draped details and contrasting shearling. Louis Vuitton presents a structured charcoal tone-on-tone look, ready to wear anywhere.
Sacai integrates two pieces as one, with a crimson undercoat connecting to the classic shearling one atop: a bold and conceptual look. Gucci, once again succeeds with remixing textures and pieces, and a pop of red, for a look fit for the audacious male trendsetter.
Textured Draping and Cropping
Public School takes a great leather jacket, and layers it atop a loose checked shirt, with (what appears to be) cropped wool short-trousers. I definitely need to add this pair of pants to my wardrobe. Dries Van Noten pairs multiple textures, fabrics, and lengths for a unique and dapper look altogether — I love the velvet robe!
J.W. Anderson plays with lengths and sizing in this look of fall staples that bring a hint of androgyny and tattered-cool. #LIVING for this knit cardigan. Finally, Margiela plays on a classic trenchcoat with frayed ends, and pairs with satin pants for the cool factor.
Fall is the best time to shop and layer, and many of these key pieces and trends are some that I am excited to see at market for next fall. What were your favourite looks on men’s runways this season?
Photos sourced from VogueRunway.com