The Women’s Fashion Week season begins, which is arguably the best known fashion show platform to reach the widespread public and the Menswear Fashion Week will also takes place in several cities. The Menswear Fashion Week is growing in public attendance and media interest. Industry insiders, expect that widespread interest in men’s fashion shows will soon increase in numbers, with the same interest as in women’s fashion shows within the next couple of years.
A cumulative effort has been put forth into the current modern renaissance of menswear. The general attitude of men everywhere towards fashion has become more positive, particularly through the influence of celebrities and brands. Major names like Balenciaga and Gucci are reshaping the way men dress, popularizing the polished normcore look.
The Fall 2019 Menswear Fashion shows are, in their majority, a reinvention of the trends popular in 2018. That is not to say there is not any novelty in the designs we have seen presented in the runways. Here is Fashion In The City’s team’s biggest takeaway from the men’s collections:
Coats are no surprise in a Fall Fashion Week. Still, they are a very important part of the 2019 Fall shows. Combined with more casual pieces from the athleisure trend, tailored and structured coats, along with blazers that give a sophisticated edge to very casual looks.
Left to right: Louis Vuitton, Yohji Yamamoto
Long gone are the days in which men sections in stores only count with V-Neck sweaters on their racks. Not only do they provide comfort from the cold, but turtleneck sweaters are very stylish statement pieces. In the runways, many designers paired turtlenecks with suits and coats.
Left to right: Vetements, OAMC
The color blue was seen at least once in all of the runway shows this season. Navy, indigo, prussian blue, teal ? name a shade, and it will probably be represented in the runway. The most interesting appearances of blue, however, were presented and paired with unusual fabrics for menswear, such as velvet.
Left to right: Valentino, Raff Simons
Athleisure is definitely a staple in popular menswear across the majority of mainstream brands. Even in luxury brands’ designs you will probably see are drawcord waists, zip-up cotton and spandex sweaters. Relaxed and normcore are among the biggest trends in fashion, for men and women.
Left to right: Off-White, Iceberg
As the shows become more fashionable and daring, accessorizing becomes a huge part of assembling a look. In the Menswear Fashion Week, the biggest trends in Fall and Winter accessories were satin, knit scarves and gloves.