What To Learn From Men's Fashion Week
January 21, 2019
January brings one of the most exciting times in the menswear calendar, London Fashion Week Men's. This season saw lots of nostalgia, a nod to the future and even some gender-bending, as well as plenty of fresh new trends that you can look forward to interpreting later on in the year. Here's what we learned from the latest collections.
1) Green Is Good
Green was God when it came the AW19 colour palette, so prepare to introduce some of that forest hue to your autumn wardrobe. Khaki and dark shades are the easiest to style, whether it's a deep green tweed coat or a sumptuous pair of green cords.
2) We're Still Loving The 90s
We've all witnessed the 90s comeback and most of us have indulged, but if the London Fashion Week Men's catwalks are anything to go by, it's not going away any time soon. Stay as nostalgic as you like with bucket hats, sportswear, tie-dye, shell suits and rugby shirts.
3) Tailoring Is Getting Futuristic
London always gets tailoring just right. Home to Saville Row, it really is no surprise that we nail the traditional besuited aesthetic every time. That said, this season, classic Brit tailoring gets turned on its head with futuristic silhouettes and fabrics. Think oversized, boxy lines, splashes of metallic and some interesting colour combinations.
4) You Might Be Wearing A Skirt One Day Soon
Kilts aside, the men's skirt hasn't really got an outing since the 90s when Beckham was splashed all over the tabloids, but this year it could be seeing a resurgence. We saw several on the catwalks, ranging from tartan patchwork kilts to maxi skirts and even minis. Watch this space to see if the trend makes its way to the high street.
5) We're Going Hell For Leather
Get set to conquer the cold in style with a hell's angels twist. We saw lots of leather walking down the catwalks. Get in on the trend and invest in a good, heavy duty leather jacket to wear over everything from your denim to your tailoring. Or you can take it into high fashion territory with a leather trenchcoat. Leather trousers were also doing the rounds, styled with biker boots to finish the look.
6) Women Can Shop Menswear Too
It's no fashion secret that you can find some great androgynous tailoring and basics for women in the men's section, but fashion week played further to the idea, with designer Alex Mullins showcasing his menswear collection using female models. Always a favourite with womenswear retailers, Mullins' collection included traditional tailoring, Western details and motocross sport jackets.