MEN COLLECTIONS – SPRING/SUMMER 2019
The men collections details in the biggest existing size
Of course, going against the grain is an opposing trend that is tired of turning men into walking billboards in tracksuits and work uniforms, instead opting for a more classic and perhaps more romantic look.
Men’s Couture perhaps sounds more like an experiment than a real trend, but there are many designers importing women’s couture shapes, materials and details – including from the archives and other eras – into menswear.
Between these two opposites, a happy medium can be found in Tailoring Hybrids, which does not demonize streetwear but does not completely give in to it either, taking the bits of each category that it likes and putting them together: some pockets, a T-shirt, a few floral motifs, loose and slimmer lines, bold tints and neutral tones, because there are as many ages of man as there are characters and styles. This way, everyone is happy.
Garments: tailored suits, oversize blazers (worn over bare skin), trenches, anoraks, tracksuits, sweatshirts, T-shirts, knitwear, reworked shirts, technical vests, track pants, jeans, shorts, sneakers, strap sandals, visible socks, cartridge belts, handbags, bumbags, backpacks, hoods, fisherman’s hats.
Materials: technical fabrics, mesh, nylon, PVC, denim, leather, satin, silk.
Details: sportswear, workwear and streetwear elements, layering, deconstruction, oversize volumes, couture cuts, wrinkles, transparency, double-breasted, mix&match, turn-ups, slit hems, utility pockets, harnesses, zips, drawstrings, side bands, hanging laces, straps, cords, elastics, contrasting insets, patches, embroidery, studs, logos, statements, tabloid prints, animal patterns (especially python), checks, floral and Hawaiian patterns, polka dots, stripes, cartoon motifs, graphic details, digital photographs, toile de jouy prints, camouflage, glossy effects.
Colours: neon tints, white, ecru, red, various shades of green, bright yellow, orange, blue, sandy tints.