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…
Shades of burgundy and plum have been making waves in recent seasons, but the update for the coming season is this deep aubergine hue.
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.
Carrying on from the earthy tones seen in recent seasons, this chocolate brown colour is set to be big news.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All That Glitters
Who says boys can’t sparkle?
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.
Actually wearing your jacket is so last season. Drape it over your shoulders for an air of nonchalance.
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.
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.
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.
You Moss Be Joking
Shades of khaki and olive have now progressed to this deep, moss green hue.
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.
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.
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 après–ski 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.
Why The Long Sleeve
This oversized, slouchy vibe is a key theme for next season.
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.
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.