With women’s fashion month happening right now it came as huge surprise that most brands showcased menswear within their women’s collections. We have scoured the New York runways and pulled out the key messages for the upcoming summer season for both men and women.
PURE & SIMPLE
Layered white, ecru and barley-there pink tones give a minimal look to head to toe dressing. Relaxed trousers are key with oversized tee’s and utility jackets adding the finishing touch.
THE NEW DANDY
As menswear becomes more and more elaborate, dandy dressing is taking on a more prominent role. Pastel hues, luxe silks and romantic dressing come through as a strong look for next year’s summer season. Womenswear has also taken tips from men’s dandy style too!
Classic tartan, leather and bleached denim conjures up images of the classic punk look but for S/S 18 we see a cleaner take on the theme. Silhouettes seem more tailored and void of raw edges and safety pins.
Classic utility and military dressing remains as a key look from the shows. Camouflage prints and oversized pockets are popular with extra-large patched pockets and a relaxed silhouette.
With active wear still being a prominent trend for menswear we see a slight retro feel coming through. Early 90’s styling works well for tracksuit dressing whilst head to toe colour looks new.
Classic suit dressing is seeing slight modifications with obscure belt details on jackets and ultra-long sleeves on shirts. Tops and shirts that match the suit is a key trend whilst shocking pops of colour work in stark contrast.
And it would be fashion week without a bit of experimental design. Many designers have turned to abstract modern art. Bright pastel colours look amazing on denim and knitwear with rubber tops and PVC trousers also making an unexpected appearance.