AW16 MENSWEAR - 7 KEY TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

London Collections Men: (LCM) is less than a month away. The SS17 menswear shows are starting on the 10th of June so it's a good time to have a recap of the previous AW16 season. Here are the key trends for next Autumn:

 

Menswear AW16/17 trend report

 

One of the biggest trends that we are seeing from Designers on the runways are relaxed transitional hybrid styles that soften the lines between sport and loungewear. This season, the designers are catering to the needs of the consumers by providing pieces that are both comfortable and functional. Commercial core items are more exceptional in fabrics and the well-defined cuts provide a new sense of luxury.

A minimalist look is created through a reduction in unnecessary details and we are noticing that utility and military cues are essential. However this is done with a much softer edge than previous seasons

The notion of protection inspires cocooning outerwear with voluminous hoods and built up collars which are so fresh! We definitely noticed a play on volume vs. compression, which results in a new aesthetic of extreme dramatic proportions

 

1. MODERN MINIMAL

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N.Hoolywood

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Christopher Kane

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Julien David

Designers are using premium fabrics to execute exquisite cuts and create luxurious loungewear for A/W 16. We are noticing less sporty silhouettes, which bridge the gap between fashion and sport and in turn they are creating a modern and minimalistic look.

 

2. UTILITY

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We are seeing maximum functionality with the utility and military looks with multiple pickets, strapping and easy to wear pieces.

 

3. SPACE TRAVELLER

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We are definitely seeing design and creative influences from star wars with this look. There is a great deal of a futuristic edge that comes through the designs from the high tech sheer black surface/wet looking fabrics.

 

4. OVER-OVERSIZED VOLUME

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It’s all about volume with this one- We are seeing exaggerated styles, relaxed silhouettes, dropped shoulders, elongated sleeves and body length which is the essence of over sized wear. This is definitely a trend which we will be seeing with ready to wear collections for both men and women.

 

5. XL DETAILING

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This one is all about details! Designers are going all out- It goes from pockets, to patch work, to trims on and around the garments. Very functional.

 

6. MILITARY

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This next trend is all about Military influences with utilitarian details and brown/camel colour palettes. This makes for a very practical and easy to wear style trend which a lot of consumers will opt for mainly due to it’s functional and luxurious feel that it gives.

 

7. RETRO 70's

 

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The next trend which was huge on the runways of AW16/17 was the infamous turtlenecks. We saw muted retro colours; different shades of browns and oranges and lots of colour blocking which has been an ongoing trend for a few seasons now.  We also noticed there were a lot of monochrome going on such as matching the track pants to the jackets or even just keeping it in the same colour palettes.