Fashion Trends

The Top Trends You Need To Know Now

It’s time to find out which trends you should be paying attention to for Autumn/Winter ’17. Here are the most notable trends from the runways in London, Milan, Paris and New York…

Auber-genius
Shades of burgundy and plum have been making waves in recent seasons, but the update for the coming season is this deep aubergine hue.

Left to right; Hermès, Ermenegildo Zegna, Missoni, Cerruti 1881, Dolce & Gabbana, BOSS, John Elliott and Versace.

What a Belter
Gentlemen, it’s time to cinch in that waist. The beauty of this trend is that it gives the illusion of having a smaller waist, should you be carrying any extra weight around the middle.

Left to right; Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Berluti, Michael Kors, Hermès and Mihara Yasuhiro.

Hot Chocolate
Carrying on from the earthy tones seen in recent seasons, this chocolate brown colour is set to be big news.

Left to right; Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Prada, Cerruti 1881, John Varvatos, Kolor, Hermès and Wooyoungmi.

Check Mate
We all know that a superb piece of outerwear can bring an otherwise mundane outfit to life, and a checked version is an easy, updated way to inject some style into your wardrobe.

Left to right; Paul Smith, Salvatore Ferragamo, AMI, Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Topman Design, Missoni and Kenzo.

Strike a Cord
The seventies’ influence is still strong within menswear and with it comes the return of corduroy. Off-White, Marni and Prada all flaunted seventies-inspired corduroy looks within their collections, but if you’re looking for a modern-day interpretation then look no further than Astrid Andersen who has given the fabric a streetwear-edge to bring it up to date.

Left to right; Todd Snyder, Marni, Palmiers du Mal, Astrid Andersen, Hermès, Prada and Off-White.

Holy Crop
Whilst usually associated with our female counterparts, cropped jumpers and jackets were prolific on the menswear runways. For a masculine take on the trend, opt for something in a high-texture fabric and wear layered.

Left to right; Raf Simons, Katie Eary, Topman Design, Casely-Hayford, Lanvin, Moschino, Dior Homme and Margaret Howell.

High Rollers
Roll neck and funnel neck jumpers have been doing the rounds for a few seasons now, and it would seem that for next season designers have taken ‘the higher the better’ approach.

Left to right; Berluti, Ermenegildo Zegna, Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, Paul Smith, Oliver Spencer, Philipp Plein and Etro.

All That Glitters
Who says boys can’t sparkle?

Left to right; Les Hommes, Dsquared2, Sibling, Saint Laurent, Dries Van Noten and Philipp Plein.

Split Personality
An amalgamation of two different styles, hybrid jackets were aplenty on the menswear runways. As there aren’t many guys who can pull off furry sleeves, aim for something that mixes smart and sporty elements.

Left to right; Philipp Plein, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, John Elliott and Junya Watanabe.

Caped Crusaders
Actually wearing your jacket is so last season. Drape it over your shoulders for an air of nonchalance.

Left to right; Emporio Armani, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Casely-Hayford and Dior Homme.

Go Tuck Yourself
Whilst tucking in as a styling trick has been around for a while, mainly for shirts, it was the tucked in jumpers that garnered attention this time around. Particularly notable versions were styled with high-waisted trousers.

Left to right; Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, BOSS, Issey Miyake, MSGM, Kolor and Cerruti 1881.

Do the Logo-motion
Ever since Calvin Klein Collection reintroduced their logo sweatshirts for their Fall 2014 collection, designers have been looking back to the 1990s for inspiration. Fast forward to the AW17 runways which were awash with logos prominently emblazoned across hats, trousers and everything in between.

Left to right; Dior Homme, Balenciaga, Topman Design, Philipp Plein, Christopher Shannon, MSGM, Dolce & Gabbana and Dries Van Noten.

Loosen Up
Fluid tailoring has been gaining momentum for a few seasons and thanks to new compositions and weaving techniques this trend is about to go mainstream. Look for unstructured blazers and perfectly draped trousers in luxury fabrics. Best worn with box-fresh, white sneakers.

Left to right; Ports 1961, E. Tautz, Louis Vuitton, AMI, Margaret Howell, Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna and Ann Demeulemeester.

You Moss Be Joking
Shades of khaki and olive have now progressed to this deep, moss green hue.

Left to right; Wooyoungmi, Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta, Palmiers du Mal, Margaret Howell, E. Tautz, Valentino and Missoni.

Pump Up The Volume
Bigger doesn’t always mean better, but when it comes to investing in a new winter coat, next season’s outerwear trend is all about oversized silhouettes and voluminous proportions.

Left to right; Diesel Black Gold, Philipp Plein, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Emporio Armani and Issey Miyake.

Place Your Bets
Normally associated with the traditional buffalo check, red and black is the colour combination du jour and can be seen on everything from suiting to streetwear.

Left to right; Versace, Ports 1961, AMI, Les Hommes, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann and Berluti.

Hit the Slopes
Continuing the sports luxe trend that we’ve been seeing lately, ski wear and ski-inspired wear featured heavily across the menswear runways. From technical ski jackets to aprèsski outfits, labels like Fendi, Armani and Etro are creating collections that fuse leisurewear staples with high-tech fabrics and luxurious design details to help you look good on and off-piste.

Left to right; Moncler Gamme Bleu, Kenzo, Emporio Armani, Fendi and Etro.

Why The Long Sleeve
This oversized, slouchy vibe is a key theme for next season.

Left to right; Lanvin, Les Hommes, Raf Simons, Burberry, Dsquared2, Michael Kors and Off-White.

Velvet Goldmine
Velvet and velour variations were plentiful across the menswear runways, and whilst I wouldn’t suggest wearing a velour tracksuit circa 2003, the addition of a velvet blazer to your wardrobe will earn you some serious style points.

Left to right; Ovadia & Sons, Emporio Armani, Berluti, Dolce & Gabbana, Haider Ackermann, Astrid Andersen, Giorgio Armani and Etro.

Neon Nights
An array of vibrant colours were spotted across the menswear runways but none more so than neon yellow. Best worn as a well-placed pop of colour against darker shades.

Left to right; Christopher Raeburn, Topman Design, Kenzo, Cédric Charlier, Ports 1961 and MSGM.

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