With the news that Bowie died on the last day of London Collections Men, there was no surprise that Burberry paid tribute. I am sure we will see more of his influences on catwalks in later seasons but for now, below are the menswear trends we are likely to see for Autumn/Winter 2016.
Overall, there was predominately more relaxed oversized styling seen across NY, London, Milan & Paris. A fusion of smart and sportswear such as trainers or chunky shoes worn with suits, or bomber jackets worn with tailored trousers.
An autumn classic and by far the most popular colour seen on the catwalks.
Designers: Lanvin, Valentino, Orley, Tommy Hilfiger, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Dior Homme, Saci, Issey Miyake Men, Marni, Christopher Raeburn
Working alongside the popular burgundy colour was various shades of brown and rust colours.
Designers: Berluti, Billy Reid, Jeffrey Rudes, Gypsy Sport, Robert Geller, Lamvin, Wooyoungmi, Saci, Berluti, Givenchy, Etro, Missoni, Corneliani
To brighten up those dull days, bright blue and shades of turquoise were spotted in either statement items or accessories.
Designers: Public School, Paul Smith, Lanvin, Hermes, Issey Miyake Men, Raf Simons, Etro, Moschino, Astrid Anderson
PRINTS & FABRICS
Patchwork is not longer something your granny knits, now its favored by designers too in a range of guises.
Designers: Agi & Sam, Maharishi and Oliver Spencer, Gypsy Sport, John Galliano, Saci, Comme Des Garcons Homme Plus, Antonio Marras, Prada, Marni, Casely Hayford, YMC
Checks are always a popular menswear pattern for winter, and for AW16 this was seen in a number of prints from windowpane to checkerboard & plaid.
Designers: Astrid Anderson, Pringle of Scotland, Lu Dalton, Billy Reid, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi, Balmain, Dior Homme, Comme Des Garcons Shirt, Raf Simons, Off White, Fendi, MSGM, Emporio Armani, Daks, Burberry, Joshua Kane
Leopard print is often left for the brave, but worn in a subtle shade of grey for example this could make an alternative print for your wardrobe.
Designers: Calvin Klein, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Ovadia & Sons, Phillip Lim, Kolor, Etro, No.21, Roberto Cavalli
Teddy Bear Fur
Fluffy tufted fabrics, boiled or velvety opulent styles, teddy bear fur will be the new form of fur coat next season.
Designers: Coach, Lou Dalton, Xander Zhou, Billy Reid, Michael Kors, Gypsy Sport, Robert Geller, Phillip Lim, John Galliano, Lanvin, Wooyoungmi, Lowe, Fendi, MSGM, Emporio Armani, No21., Dolce & Gabbana, James Long, 1205
Keep hold of your shearling coats as we will be seeing them again for AW16. To keep them updated designers have introduced colours to brighten the wardrobe.
Designers: JW Anderson, Fendi, Burberry, Fendi, Jeffrey Rudes, Robert Geller, Sandro, Lanvin, Hermes, Balmain, Berluti, salvatore-ferragamo, James Long, Coach, Topman Design
Seen in various colours in lightweight fabric, leather trousers were given a edgy yet smarter look for Aw16.
Designers: JW Anderson, Hermes, Mason Martin Margiela, John Elliott, Robert Geller, Berluti, Hermes, Dior Homme, Maison Margiela, MSGM, Prada, Versace, Costume National Homme, Pringle fof Scotland
Velvet is definitely making a comeback next season from corduroy trousers to velvet suits
Designers: Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Jeffrey Rudes, Umit Benan, Balmain, Scai, Dries Van Noten, Haider Ackermann, Fendi, Antonio Marras, Daks, Bally, Costume National Homme, Xander Zhou, Gives & Hawkes, Richard James, Thomas Pink, Topman Design
This is a great way to add subtle texture to your look in lightweight outerwear.
Designers: Michael Kors, Simon Miller, Phillip Lim, JOhn Galliano, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi, Dior Homme, Comme Des Garcons shirt. Raf Simons
Carried on from last season and very popular with the designers, the bomber jacket was seen in more sophisticated styles working well with smarter suit trousers.
Designers: Liam Hodges, Matthew Miller, Burberry, John Elliott, Tim Coppens, N.Hoolywood, John Galliano, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi, Kenzo, Berluti, Givenchy, Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton, Georgio Armani, Emporio Armani, salvatore-ferragamo, Jil Sander, Costume National Homme
A similar alternative to the bomber jacket, this was also teamed with smarter suits and workwear.
Designers: Costume National Homme, Matthew Miller, Coach, Tiger of Sweeden, Topman Design, Versace
Wide Leg Trousers
The skinny was nowhere to be seen on the catwalks as the wide leg trouser took over as the most popular cut next season.
Designers: Ami, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Martin Margleia, Topman Design, Casley Hayford, Orley, Pauls Smith, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi, Hermes, Kenzo, Dries Van Noten, lemaire, Marni, Joseph, E Tautz
The cropped trouser is one we’ve seen in past seasons and is a great way to update your look. Worn with either smart shoes and coloured fashion socks or ankle boots.
Designers: John Elliott, Jeffrey Rudes, Robert Geller, Public School, Sandro, John Galliano, Comme Des Garcons Shirt, Julien David, Etro, Prada, Burberry
These were longer length from just below the knee to ankle length, predominantly in thicker woolen or cashmere fabrics. They were also spotted with dropped rounded shoulders.
Designers: Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Dior, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, N.Hoolywood, Robert Geller, Public School, Berluti, Dries Van Noten, Julien David, Kolor, Raf Simons, Etro, Marni, Agi & Sam
Long length cardigans and jumpers, capes and wraps, the oversized knit will keep you warm next season.
Designers: KTZ, Oliver Spencer, Berluti, Maison Margiela, Issey Miyake Men, Raf Simons, Georgio Armani, JW Anderson, Oliver Spencer
For a more refined look the skinny scarf was seen either long and loose or in silk fabrics tied under a shirt or worn as a choker.
Designers: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Ovadia & Sons, Dior Homme, Berluti, Bottegan Veneta, Markus Lupfer
Another trend that followed on from last season which is great for keeping warm and staying stylish when layered was the roll neck
Designers: Lanvin, Ami, Mason Martin Margiela, Robert Geller, Public School, Sandro, Dior Homme, Berluti, Valentino, Etro, Tiger of Sweeden
Not my favorite trend, but it could be something we see on the high streets next season.
Designers: N. Hoolywood, Robert Geller, Public School, Jil Sander, 1205
From tracksuit zip-up tops to hoodies and casual sweaters, sportswear tops were predominately teamed with smarter trousers, shoes and accessories.
Designers: Michael Kors, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Versace
Other styles spotted were duffle coats, pajama suits and chunky smart shoes.