Having viewed all of the menswear collections for Spring Summer 2016 there is a definite focus on comfortable fashion. From baggy trousers to pajama suits and informal outerwear, here are my predictions for next year…..
From London to Paris, relaxed loose fitting trousers were seen all over the catwalks. Worn either formally as a suit or teamed with a simple shirt or vest, this will be the key piece next summer.
Desigers: Topman, Christopher Shannon, Kit Neale, YMC, Agi & Sam, Oliver Spencer, JW Anderson, Joseph, Christopher Raeburn, Maharishi, Dunhill, Tiger of Sweden, Dries Van Noten, E Tautz, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Lanvin, MAN, Marni, Pringle of Scotland
We’ve seen stripes a number of times over the seasons, but for SS16 the emphasis is bold and make a statement.
Designers: Topman, Lou Dalton, several, YMC, Agi & Sam, Oliver Spencer, Casely-Hayford, Dunhill, Sean Suen, Tiger of Sweden, Antonio Marras, Dolce & Gabbana, MSGM, Tiger Of Sweden
Embroidered bomber jackets, silk basketball shorts & tracksuit pants worn with blazers, for SS16 sportswear has been given a make-over.
Designers: MAN, Givenchy, Ami, Astrid Anderson, Christopher Kane, Louis Vuitton, Burberry
A menswear staple but instead of block colour, I predict this will be updated with more detailed micro patterns and flecks of varying shades.
Designers: Aquascutum Men’s, Joseph, Christopher Raeburn, nasir mazhar, Antonio Marras, Christopher Kane, Oliver Spencer
Playing on the ‘relaxed’ styling I mentioned earlier, we will see oriental prints mixed with sportswear silhouettes in luxe silk fabrics and embroidery.
Designers: Xander Zhou, JW Anderson, Craig Green, Xander Zhou, Astrid Anderson, Alexander McQueen, Thom Browne, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Lowe, Marc Jacobs
Following on from the Oriental influence a number of designers favoured Kimono belts to finish off their look.
Designers: Todd Lynn, Alex Mullins, Craig Green, Lee Roach, JW Anderson
EMBROIDERED BOMBER JACKET
We are used to seeing the bomber jacket but the key trend for the summer is embroidered.
Designers: Astrid Anderson, Dries Van Noten, D&G, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Pringle of Scotland, Valentino
For a more masculine military inspired look, then look for pocket detail in your outerwear next season.
Designers: Several, Hardy Amies, Christopher Raeburn, Maharishi, Xander Zhou, Balenciaga, Belstaff, Calvin Klein, Diesel Black Gold, Hardy Amies, Jil Sander
One of the looks I noticed by designers was combining formal suits with casual styled jackets to give that laid back look.
Designers: Hardy Amies, Oliver Spencer, Dunhill, Burberry, Carven, Dior, Hardy Amies
SAFARI & ANIMAL PRINT
Men are more adventurous with patterns and for SS16 its time to go wild with camouflage and animal print raging from snakeskin to giraffe and leopard.
Designers: Coach, Belstaff, Maharishi, Burberry, Balenciaga, Dior, Dries Van Noten, Fendi, Hermes, Marc Jacobs, Neil Barrett, Richard James, Valentino, Christopher Raeburn
Some reporters are referencing the 80’s for this trend with bright ‘rave’ like colours. Wear with either a smart waistcoat or tailored trousers for the high fashion look and if you are a bit more daring then colourblock as well.
Designers: Coach, Sibling, Kit Neal, James Long, House of Holland, Katie Eary, Berluti, Carven, Christopher Kane, Hermes, Issey Miyake
Bermuda shorts were still prevalent next season but many of the top designers favored the new cropped style. So if you are looking to get your legs out and get a tan next summer then this trend is for you!
Designers: Christopher Shannon, Topman, James Long, Richard James, Louis Vuitton, Acne, Boglioli, Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Issey Miyake, James Long, MAN, Prada
Subtle sheen in luxe satin fabrics were seen in all styles and colours from suits to shirts.
Designers: Agi & Sam, Oliver Spencer, Joseph, Richard James, Duchamp, Boglioli, Calvin Klein, Diesel Black Gold, Dries Van Noten, Calvin Klein, D&G, Fendi, Jil Sander, John Galliano
This trend won’t be for everyone but satin pajama items with loose fitting trousers and silky shirts are set to replace structured tailored suits next summer.
Designers: Versace, D&G, Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Etro, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton