New York Fashion Week: Men’s has joined the London Collections Men and the Fashion Weeks dedicated to menswear in Paris in Milan. With over 60 shows in NYC, menswear designers echoed and completed the trends already set in Europe.
Check out the most important Men’s Fashion Week 2016 trends, and find out which looks will be the hottest next spring, whether you want to stick to the most stylish suits or keep it casual. Gray, along with black and white, made a big impact on the runways, but there were also plenty of bright colors in the Spring 2016 menswear collections.
One of the major trends at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, gray was featured in a lot of different ways, from solids to plaids and prints.
Thom Browne, Billy Reid, Ovadia & Sons, and Richard Chai led the pack with a wide variety of grays, and the NYC runways went a lot further than just fifty shades.
From camo prints to military uniform detailing, military chic was one of the biggest Men’s Fashion Week 2016 trends. In Paris and Milan, Canali, Balmain and Umit Benan showed military details, while camouflage showed up as a hot print in collections from Dior Homme, Ermanno Scervino and Neil Barrett. With an urban flair, the military trend is back.
Pinstripes are making a comeback with a modern flair. Vertical stripes of all sizes and colors made a splash on the runways in collections from Givenchy, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Bottega Veneta, and Haider Ackermann. Bold and big is the way to go, and striped tops and bottom are also a trendy combination, as long as you keep everything vertical.
Black and White
You might think that neutrals ruled Men’s Fashion Week 2016 trends, but black and white weren’t just used as solids. Instead, prints are the most exciting way to try this trend. Kenneth Ning, Tim Coppens, McQ, and Public School proved that black and white prints can be just as exciting as bright colors, so look out for this simple combo next spring.
Silk and Lace
While menswear has had a strong influence on women’s fashion for a long time, the feminine touch is really breaking out in Spring 2016 men’s collection. Printed silks and lace were seen in plenty of collections. Silk was a favorite at Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Les Hommes with bright colors, while lace made a splash at Moschino, Burberry Prorsum, MSGM, and Gucci.
Tartans and Plaids
Definitely one of the major Men’s Fashion Week 2016 trends, plaid and tartan showed up in a wide variety of colors and interpretations, from shirts to pants. MSGM, Saint Laurent and Sacai. Outwear plaid in darker colors is still trendy, but brighter shades could be having a big moment next spring.
From delicate florals to big and almost abstract botanical prints, there’s no wrong way to wear this trend next year. Whether you prefer colorful silks or a more professional looking suit, florals, vines and even fruit motifs have showed up in collections from Dolce & Gabbana, Dior Homme, Hermès, Saint Laurent, and Gucci.
The urban nomad trend has finally found a statement piece, the jumpsuit, which is also one of the big Men’s Fashion Week 2016 trends. From Valentino, Givenchy and Kenzo to 3.1 Philip Lim, Ricardo Seco and Fendi, the jumpsuit is definitely trending in a big way, in a wide variety of shapes and colors.
Wider Leg Pants
Skinny jeans aren’t going away by Spring 2016, but trousers with wider legs are could be turning into a major trend, following the cue of women’s fashion. Relaxed pants with wider legs were seen on the runway in collections from Giorgio Armani, Dries Van Noten, Acne Studios, and Tiger of Sweden, and this trend is particularly well suited to high waist pants.
The days when a single wrinkle in your suit could ruin your whole look seem to be gone. One of the big Men’s Fashion Week 2016 trends includes plenty of texture. Creases and wrinkles all over provide a fresh approach, and they were spotted on the runways during shows from Kenzo, Paul Smith and Yohji Yamamoto.