After three weeks of shows upon shows in London, Florence, Milan and now Paris, Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 is temporarily taking a break until its next stop in New York on 30 January 2017. Rather than go into detail about exciting new trends that might not be relevant for another year, we thought it would be more useful to look at how the stylists, buyers and journalists of the fashion industry are working current trends into their daily wear. After all, these are the experts of the trade worth learning your style tricks from. Take notes as we present standout style examples from the streets of Men’s Fashion Week in Europe.
It’s been all about practicality and the great outdoors in recent seasons, so give your work attire a utilitarian twist by pairing it with a jacket or accessories with military accents and army shades for an interesting visual spin.
Layering with plaid
From tartans and checks to Prince of Wales and windowpanes, the heritage print is seen everywhere these days and not only in sartorial tailoring, but also in sports luxe attire as well. Layer printed items in the same hue (copper appears to be a popular choice) together with black and white neutrals for a luxe appeal.
Yes, tracksuits are officially considered high fashion, as brands such as Gucci, Kenzo and Christopher Kane all paid tribute to the 1980s in their recent Fall 2016 collections — a time when athletic wear was front-and-centre in the spotlight. Simply layer over tracksuits with a jacket or coat, and you’ll be surprised to find out how versatile this garment can be.
A basic staple in every wardrobe, the denim jacket is not only great for breezy spring days, but can also be layered up for cooler weather too. Its versatile yet distinctive appeal will work with any style you go for with minimum effort.