The menswear runways featuring the hottest designs to emerge this coming Spring 2017 were probably some of the best I’ve seen in a few years. From some of the trending names in fashion, existing concepts on womenswear runways are finally converging into menswear, and I’m more than excited! Look below for the top 20 looks, categorized into 4 major trends, that are going to be hot in SS17…

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Unconventional Suiting

dior menswear
Dior Homme

The paint-crackle/marbled motif continues to be evident and beautiful in any piece it is visualized in. This clean suit is printed with this bold image, and is absolutely gorgeous if you ask me!

moschino menswear
Moschino

Jeremy Scott continues to bring his unique and fun prints to Moschino’s RTW, and this suit is a perfect example of what no other brand does as well.

thom browne menswear
Thom Browne

As it’s difficult to find unique Thom Browne pieces in Canada, it’s quite exciting seeing what his runways will showcase. This twist on his suiting in what seems to be lace, looks outstanding and out of the ordinary.

gucci menswear
Gucci

Now a known name, Alessandro Michele has brought much praise into the house of Gucci. I am a huge fan of the couture-esque revival of true 70s clothing. This sleek black layered tuxedo with the overlaid pleated skirt, pairs for a funky-cool look.

Conceptual Coats

Valentino menswear
Valentino

There appears to be tiger motifs embroidered into the fabric of the coat, which is traditional of Valentino and their always-successful printed items. Different than camo (done each season), and a twist on a light coat to be worn over anything.

jw anderson menswear
J.W. Anderson

J.W. is known for his conceptual cuts and designs, and this jacket-on-coat ensemble is no less of a creative garment! Denim and bomber jackets continue to be hot in fashion, for what seems like forever, and I can definitely see this selling out in seconds… #WANT

lanvin menswear
Lanvin

This past season I saw brands like Kenzo and Wooyoungmi pairing elements of tapes and hooks onto their pieces, and I loved the concept. Lanvin takes a beautiful and simple trench and adds these details for a piece that is surely to sell out fast!!!

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Givenchy

When scrolling through the couture runway show, I spotted a similar zip-off design in womenswear and my eyes lit up. If you haven’t seen my Couture FW16 review, check it out here, as I featured the women’s coat there. Looking through the entire collection, I saw the men’s version, and lit up once again! The details on this two piece jacket-coat that looks like suiting appears to separate by a mirror-bejewelled zip detail. Sooooooooooooo cool, so haute!!!

Draped Silhouettes

yohji menswear
Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji’s runways are always on point. This look nailed his draped Japanese silhouette perfectly. I need this whole lewk, plz!

margiela menswear
Maison Margiela

A look that takes inspiration from various styles in fashion, from different cultural influences, is executed properly by Margiela. This gives me a Moroccan and Middle Eastern  vibe, with great flow and texture.

marni menswear
Marni

I always think of Marni as the label that uses weird elements to keep their designs unique to their label. I think this is a pure example of the genius behind the house’s creative essence, with classic garments, slightly juxtaposed.

sacai menswear
Sacai

This look evokes a desert vibe, and frankly looks extremely comfortable [and chic, of course]. At first, I found this reminded me of a what Dries or Haider would design, but Sacai has a similar essence in their own designs, which I’m falling in love with.

issey miyake menswear
Issey Miyake

So pure and light, in all of its flowing glory — this look by Issey Miyake is on point, and I need it!!!

ami menswear
AMI

For a brand that designs fairly classic pieces, I am obsessed with the loose flow of this look. I also die for a tropical printed shirt, and a loose trench-cardigan.

Graphic Elements

tim coppens menswear
Tim Coppens

There was something about this look that felt very spacey to me. Tim Coppens’ designs are quite out of the ordinary, but along the wave of trending fashion as other designers that are on a similar wavelength as he. You’ll see a few other looks that evoke this futuristic style as follows…

robert geller menswear
Robert Geller

The belts and polaroids that Robert Geller paired into his looks on the runway were fresh and lust-worthy. In its simplistic nature, this look paired well with the few unique textures and colours, bringing out the cool-factor.

raf simons menswear
Raf Simons

When I read that Raf collaborated with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, utilizing his photographs in the production of his collection, I was ecstatic! I only recently discovered Raf’s designs and have become obsessed with his aesthetic, and this collection was truly exceptional.

menswear haider ackermann
Haider Ackermann

The bold light drawn effect printed on this bomber jacket makes my eyes light up! It also reminds me of something that Balenciaga may have designed in the past — including the espadrille slides. I like.

ann demeulemeester menswear
Ann Demeulemeester

This look brings together graphic patterns and punk, for a cool concept. The shape of these cropped striped pants is trendy, and looks even more unique with the — what seems to be — footprint-printed scarf flowing behind, and black biker boots. This is a 100% #YASplease!

louis vuitton menswear
Louis Vuitton

Finally, another cool look on Kim Jones’ menswear runway for LV! Apparently, zebra print — and animals — are back in fashion. I have never seen such beautiful zebra printed clothing as this killer combo by Louis Vuitton, and now I am lusting for the shoes and jacket; and of course, the elephant printed blue bag!

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I am really excited and anticipating next spring’s fashion in the men’s department! Usually I find the excitement on womenswear runways, but the unique styles and influence in the above looks may have just blown me away this time!

What did you think?

S&L

Photos from Vogue

 

 

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