There has never been a more exciting season for menswear than Spring/Summer 19, what with the high profile debuts of Kim Jones for Dior Homme and Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton. Elsewhere, other designers make a strong point with their offerings, such as Lucas Ossendrijver’s creations for Lanvin.

The collection is all about challenging the way people view and wear clothes now. In Ossendrijver’s words: “It’s not about streetwear or not streetwear, or do you like streetwear or do you not like streetwear? To me it’s about finding a new kind of elegance, a new kind of sophistication, and a new kind of language.”

And it’s glaringly evident in this season that high fashion has taken much of its cues from what the clan on the street is wearing, albeit with finer and sharper tailoring.

For those who are buying for the long run, rest assured the storied houses of Hermès, Canali and Ermenegildo Zegna are still rolling out classics that will stand the test of time.

This article was first published on Prestige Online.