The Collections this season for menswear have shown some bold and exciting trends. One of the best ways to update and show some personality to your Fall wardrobe is outerwear. For those of us living in the snowy parts of the United States, outerwear becomes a major statement, and the one item we wear the most. I was truly pleased with the collections coming down the runways for this fall season. They are exciting, bold, and spoke volumes to the world around us.
From the cuff of the coat, piping on the lapel, or the pocket, leather detailing is a major trend this season. Details truly make outerwear pop, and the leather detailing is no expectation. It brings a sense of sophistication and can make a $50 coat look like a $500 coat.
If you are a little timed about going to a full bold color palette, color blocking is back and looking better than ever. Even with a dark color palette, color blocking adds depth to any outerwear piece.
Stay warm and chic with shearling. It’s a beautiful, comfy fabric that keeps you warm in those cold winter months. From the oversized collar of a bomber jacket on the Dior runway to the inner lining of a knee-length leather coat from Moschino, shearling was a star.
Pull out of your comfort with a vengeance this year, and go Bold. From bright yellows and oranges to beautiful blues and greens, bold colors for outerwear is a season must. One collection that is a regular standout with bold colors is Moschino. Their runway was full of pinks, blues, and oranges matched with even bolder colorful prints.
Dust off your 8-track tape and leisure suit because the ’70s are back. From large floral prints to the iconic box plaids, the disco era is in full swing on the Runways. I can understand why the ’70s were a time of change, freedom, and turmoil. The ’70s pushed boundaries, challenged the status quo, and allowed so many without a voice to have theirs heard. Designers were pushed to play with color, prints, and form. To see these fashions back again is truly refreshing.
One of the trends that stood out to me for this Fall season was non-binary. There was a ton of cross over with feminine and masculine, like soft large floral prints on strong military style coats. Dior was a stand out with this trend opening the show with a beautiful slate gray silk coat with a matching fabric rosette scarf and elbow-length gloves. Lemaire showcased their menswear collection on both males and females, exemplifying their craftsmanship to tailoring and gender neutrality. I believe this is more than a trend but a statement that designers are listening and creating collections that speak to inclusivity.
The diversity and ages on the runway continue to be a breath of fresh air. I hope to continue to see more and that it truly becomes the norm for the industry. I also was delighted to see the gender-fluidness that was so prevalent in many of the collections. I hope to continue to see more and that it truly becomes the norm for the industry.