Menswear Autumn Winter 2015 Trend Forecast

Looking across the board the overall theme seemed to be a mixture of the 1940’s  wide leg trousers, double breasted blazers and shearling jackets  mixed with the 70’s polo neck’s, paisley prints & scarves.

Here are my predictions of the menswear autumn winter 2015 trends…

TEXTURE

Shearling
Magazines & bloggers are already talking about this and its set to be a huge trend for next season, so my advice is to get yourself down to a vintage shop now before they are all gone!
Designers: Ami, Belstaff, Burberry, Coach, Dior, DSquared2, Ede & Ravenscroft, Hunter Gather, James Long, John Varvatos, Joseph, JW Anderson, Lowe, Margaret Howell, Neil Barrett, Sacai, Tiger Of Sweden, Tom Ford, Topman Design, Vivienne Westwood, YMC

Straps & fringing
I cant see this being a huge trend but it was seen across many streetwear designers
Designers: Phillip Lim, Craig Green, DSquared2, James Long, MAN, Xander Zhou

Texture
From fur to quilting, patchwork or head-to-toe, texture is a great way to make a statement next season.
Designers: Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Marras, Dries Van Noten, Etro, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Miharayasuhiro, Moschino, Paul Smith, Roberto Cavalli, Todd Lynn, Topman Design

PRINTS

Plaid
Plaid was a popular print and one that we see time and time again making it a great investment piece.
Designers: Phillip Lim, Antonio Marras, APC, Canali, Daks, Dior, Dunhill, E-Tautz, Hacket, Moschino, Pretty Green, Topman Design, Vivienne Westwood

Stripes
Stripes are set to be a big summer trend and it looks like they will be around for autumn winter as well from wide statement lines to a more subtle pinstripes.
Designers: Alexander Wang, Baartmans & Siegel, Canali, Casely-Hayford, Dries Van Noten, Dunhill, Ermanno Scervino, Givinchy, Gucci, Iceberg, Joseph, JW Anderson, Kenzo, Kolor, KTZ, No. 21, Paul Smith, Tiger Of Sweden

Patterns
This ranged from art inspired prints and brushstrokes to box shapes, paisley prints and florals
Designers: Agi & Sam, Alex Mattsson, Alexander Wang, Cerruti, Christopher Kane, Christopher Shannon, Emporio Armani, Etro, Dries Van Noten, Armani, Gucci, Issey Miyake, John Smedley, Kris Van Assche, Maison Martin Margiela, No.21, Oliver Spencer, Pretty Green, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood

STYLES

Rounded/drop shoulders
Coats varied, but there was a definite trend spotted with more oversized outerwear with rounded, drop seam shoulders.
Designers: Burberry, Canali, Christophe Lemaire, E-Tautz, Julien David, KTZ, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Missoni, MSGM

Relaxed & wide leg trousers
Trousers were either straight leg with a slightly shorter length or a definite relaxed, longer and wider fit.
Designers: Alex Mullins, Bottega Veneta, DSunhill, E-Tautz, Gerogio Armani, Gucci, Joseph, Kolor, Lanvin, Lowe, Lou Dolton, Maison Martin Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, YMC, Yohji Yamamoto

Faux Leather Trousers
These were relaxed in style but rather than having a biker look, these were teamed with blazers, shirts and jackets for a casual yet stylish look.
Designers: Belstaff, Georgio Armani, Haider Ackerman, John Varvatos, Joseph, JW Anderson, Maison Martin Margiela, MSGM, Versace

 

Double breasted
A traditional style that doesn’t suit every body shape but it was all over the catwalks in both overcoats and blazers.
Designers: Prada, Pretty Green, Rick Owens, Tiger Of Sweden, Bally, Calvin Klein, Daks, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Hardy Amies, JW Anderson

Turtlenecks
Adding to the 40’s/70’s theme, the classic polo neck was all over the catwalks and will be a big trend next season. Worn under shirts, jumpers and blazers.
Designers: Balenciaga, Bally, Belstaff, Berluti, Boglioli, Cerruti, Christophe Lemaire, Corneliani, Antonio Marras, Etro, Jil Sander, John Smedley, Margaret Howell, Neil Barrett, Pringle Of Scotland, Tom Ford, Viktor & Rolf

Ties & Scarves
Neck wear is going to be a big trend for AW15, from pussy bows to longer length 70’s inspired ties and cravats, the only way to finish your outfit next season is with neck wear.
Designers: Bottega Veneta, Berluti, Costume National Homme, Etro, Gucci, Haider Ackerman, Hunter Gather, Issey Miyake, John Varvatos, Joshua Kane, Roberto Cavalli

Man capes
Thick, over sized scarves, pashminas,  capes and ponchos either belted or causally thrown over the shoulder. Man capes will be the stylish way to keep warm next season.
Designers: Burberry, County Milan, Issey Miyake, James Long, JW Anderson, Kenzo, Kolor, Lowe, Mark Jacobs, Missoni, Off White, Richard James, Sacai, Thom Browne, Vivienne Westwood, Walter Van Beirendonck, Roberto Cavalli

COLOUR

Orange
Adding a bit of brightness to your winter wardrobe orange & saffron were seen on the catwalks in either small accents or bold statement pieces.
Designers: Acne, Agi & Sam, Andrea Pompilio, Balmain, Berluti, Casely-Hayford, Christopher Raeburn, CMMN SWDN, Hentsch Man, Katie Eary, Kenzo, Kit Neal, Lanvin, London College of Fashion, Lou Dolton, MAN, Moschino, Vivienne Westwood

Grey
Grey is a colour that every man has in his wardrobe and it was a popular choice on the catwalks for A/W 2015.
Designers: Aquascutum, Balenciaga,Calvin Klein, Corneliani, E-Tautz, Gerogio Armani, Hermes, Jil Sander, Lou Dolton, Matthew Miller, Oliver Spencer, Prada, Pringle Of Scotland, Viktor & Rolf

Camouflage
There was a lot of khaki and autumnal green on the catwalks and camouflage was a print that stood out for  street wear and even smarter styles worn with suits.
Designers: Antonio Marras, Barbour, Burberry, Coach, Maharishi, Off White, Valentino

Neutrals
This may not take off for autumn winter, but all over neutrals were seen on a number of catwalks as well next season.
Designers: Brioni, Canali, Carven, Daks, Dries Van Noten, Versace

 

HAIRSTYLES

Slick
We’ve moved a long way from the shaggy just got out of bed look, as the trend for autumn winter is slicked back or flat and side parted.
Designers: Alexander McQueen, Carven, Comme des Garcons, JW Anderson

So that’s my round-up! I did spot a number of Bermuda suit shorts on the catwalks, but I can’t see that taking off during the chilly winter months!

 

 

 

 

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