The Menswear Trend of SS14
January 2014 has been full of events and surprises in the fashion world. It opened the season of Global Fashion Week as well as awards where we have seen thousands of handsome faces (the bodies weren’t bad either!!) marching along runways & red carpets.
Men without doubt care more and more about beauty treatments, fashion and over all appearances, almost if not more than women.
Showing for Men’s Fashion Week:
Bold stripes are one of the dominant trends for this SS14 as an echo of last season’s big squares. And the bolder they are the better. We’ve seen ranges from marine themed block ideas from Wooyoungmi to elegant classy charcoal grey and navy blue from Valentino.
Florals pour hommes
The major floral wave that took over the world in AW13 also left its footprint on menswear collections. We should admit a lot of them were indeed a very creative interpretation of the trend. If Gucci’s head-to-toe floral suit is too ‘over the top’ for you then split the suit and add a block colour as seen below with Prada.
Dries Van Noten:
1950s nostalgia with grey twist
Light grey is a definite hit for SS14 and it was used by many couturiers to create the nostalgic look with a modern interpratation. Although Thomas Maier at Bottega Veneta started his catwalk with the classic grey look it suddenly took a monochrome creative twist. In fact, you won’t be wrong to get inspired by the Wolf of Wall Street boys’ outfits.
Michael Kors alternatively went for a very nice smart casual interpretation using camel yellow, milk chocolate brown, beige, light grey and sky blue.
Tailored tunics and the new dandy concept
The SS14 season has changed the classic concept of the suit. It was paired with a tailored tunic from Z at Zegna, Vivienne Westwood or Spencer Hart. Or if you prefer to stand out maybe you would prefer the edgy metallic red or copper from Roberto Cavalli or Dolce and Gabbana.
You can now feel inspired to match various fabrics and colours that you may not think of combining before seeing Dsquared.
Dolce & Gabbana:
Therefore, be brave and be experimental as the room for manoeuvre is tremendous. Or…stay with the classics.
If you feel you would like to try something new but don’t quite know to or indeed which style is perfect for you – don’t be afraid to ask for help!!