Fashion Week is one of the most eagerly awaited events in fashion. Every season it provides us with the much needed eye candy. Clothes, which are enriched with a strong sense of modern quality fabrics and intricate details rule these runways. Also, the collections are the perfect mixture of sophistication and comfort. While it is difficult not to ogle at the sculptured models and keep the eyes on the designers’ work, every Fashion Week we get to see a lot of attitude translated in fashion. Each show was a luscious tale in its own merit, comprising the book of menswear for fall. Although individual, the shows have mutual traits that stand out to define the main trends for the next fall season.
Leather is no surprise for fall collections, but designers constantly upgrade this piece of clothing. For example, some of them incorporate leather in sleek, sophisticated cuts and unexpected baggy versions. Versace gives the leather the new youthful glow in jackets embellished with novelty patches paired in laid back outfits with beanies and sneakers, while Prada presents the dark, head-to-toe leather enveloped sailor in baggy pieces with worn out finish. Diesel keeps to its aesthetics of casual comfort. Also, this brand pairs the skin tight leather pants with military green parka jackets for the urban street wear. Sophistication beames at the Emporio Armani, where sleek, sophisticated leather jackets are paired with classic pants and gloves for the modern, cool gentlemen.
The fashion gender mixture is always a sight for sore eyes. Every season the designers are open to adopt the sleek silhouette in pieces for men. Which are beautifully wrapped and knotted in the waist. Also, this gender-neutral version of the 70’s is masterfully translated in loose single and double breast coats with knotted belts and scarves knotted on the neck. Ports 1961 and Boglioli wrapp models in cozy single breast coats with knotted belts, paired with sleek turtlenecks for an elegant, yet comfortable look. While Massimo Piombo envisions a slightly retro look with a double breast pepito coat with a belt and a full scarf. In addition soft scarves in knots are seen at the Bottega Veneta, complementing the sleek monochrome looks.
Rich floral patterns, tasseled pom-poms and intricate beading, are details which are approved by designers for every fall season. Masterfully cut pieces are enriched with details that bring movement and individuality in designs for men who are not afraid to stand out. Ermenegildo Zegna plays with beading on knit wool sweaters to incorporate dimension in monochromatic looks. Au Jour Le Jour Garçon puts tasseled pom-poms on bomber jackets paired with equally eye-catching ensembles rich in color and pattern. Roberto Cavalli and Antonio Marras opt for intricate flower patterns. The former adorned bohemian sleek jackets with shimmering appliques paired down with jeans and sneakers. While the latter played with colorful flower patterns printed on pants and embroidered on jackets in Western inspired looks.
The trend that is already putting a spell on street fashion successfully slides into the every fall season. In all shapes and sizes. The modern day ways to wear fur (or faux fur) vary from extravagant, luxurious, oversize coats and fitted, suave jackets to details like fur collars. Designers are embracing the comeback of fur, pairing it both with elegant looks like Marni and Corneliani. And more casual, laid back youthful urban outfits, as seen in the fall lines by Pal Zileri and Philipp Plein. Men wear fur as the statement piece that it is: with coolness, extravagance and poise.