Following the kick-off in London and a brief stop in Florence, Men’s Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2018 recently reached the fashion capital of Milan, where some of the biggest names in the industry including Fendi, Prada and Giorgio Armani presented their creations for the world to see. From vertical stripes and ’90s streetwear to head-to-toe monochrome, here are the top menswear trends we saw coming out of the shows, most of which you can start wearing right now.
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Much-loved for its versatility and timelessness, vertical stripes are out in full force for Spring/Summer 2018, with most brands including Marni, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermenegildo Zegna presenting their own interpretation of the print in all sizes and colours.
There is no room for subtlety this season, as brands such as Neil Barrett, Philipp Plein, Prada and many more are colouring their latest creations in a brilliant shade of red. Phillip Plein even dressed his models in looks inspired by the classic movie Grease, before sending them walking (with cigarette in hand and behind the ears) alongside automotive and muscle cars to add to the edginess and hardcore appeal.
There was a penchant for old-school streetwear designs throughout this season’s creations, with many designers including Dolce & Gabbana, MSGM, Les Hommes and Fendi taking inspiration from the 1990s to showcase a range of oversized pullovers, windbreakers and puffer jackets.
The Jumpsuit/Head-to-toe Monotone
We might still be feeling very much on-the-fence at the idea of RompHims, but it’s a definite yes for us when it comes to these full-body jumpsuits. Inspired by uniforms worn by military aviators and construction workers, designers have given these onesies a high-fashion spin in a variety of shapes and colours, while others pair matching tops and bottoms for a head-to-toe monotone attire to achieve the same visual appeal.
Camp Collar Shirts
The trend for the ’50s camp-collar shirt has been in full rage since last summer, and it looks like it will continue to be in the coming year, with brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Marni presenting a new array of colours and prints for the season’s must-have item.
If you don’t already know what a shacket is, you will now — not only is this shirt-versus-jacket hybrid the most versatile piece of clothing on the market right now, it’s also trending across the SS18 runways. Also known as an overshirt, the shacket can be worn on its own like a shirt or over a top like a jacket. Since it’s made of light-weight fabric, it can also be layered underneath a coat for when the temperature drops, making it one of the best transitional clothing pieces you can own.