The New Year has just begun and the fashion show hamster wheel is spinning faster than ever. The Men’s Fall/Winter 2018 season kicked off in London where a number of New York editors missed the shows due to blizzard conditions. Then in was off to Florence for Pitti Uomo, a chic affair showcasing some of the most dandy and chicest menswear collections in Europe; meanwhile, Milan offered plenty of bold, cutting edge trends. Although both London and Milan have shortened their show schedules, there was still plenty of great fashion to see, including all the co-ed shows, which just may become runway’s future.
Paris is winding down, but the biggest news out of the fashion capital was the announcement that Kim Jones, the Men’s Artistic Director for Louis Vuitton since 2011, is leaving the company. Jones presented his final show for Louis Vuitton on Thursday and received a standing ovation as he walked side by side with supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. Now that’s making an exit!
But now the guessing game begins, who will replace Jones and where will Jones end up next?
Although the season is still going strong, here are a few key menswear trends so far:
Logo’s are back and better than ever. The logo craze was first reserved for accessories, but today, companies are branding their names on everything from intarsia knits to fur coats (hello Fendi).
It’s a throwback to the nineties, as utilitarian inspired looks ruled the runways from London to Paris.
Suit-Up. Sharp, tailored suits made their mark on the runway as the classic looks take a modern turn, complete with ties and all.
The athleisure trend is still going strong as streetwear inspired looks continue to take center stage.
FIT TO PRINT
Designers are playing mix-and-match this season as head to toe prints are making a splash.
BRAVE THE COLD
Terrific outerwear was all over the runway, but one of the key outerwear trends were shearling jackets that were effortless yet cozy.
TELL US, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR TREND THIS SEASON?
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