• Menswear SS16: What to Look Out For

With menswear collections for SS16 having been and gone at LCM, Pitti, Milan and Paris we now have some sort of idea of what to expect for mens clothing for  the summer months next year, that means no only can you start to plan ahead and be ahead of the curve and maybe even work some looks into your wardrobe a year early.

With such a contrast in style and approaches across the aforementioned collections, rather than try to dive in and round up each individually we have decided to pick out a number of looks and brands/designers to keep an eye out for when you come to updating your summer wardrobe.

Wider-leg Trousers

After what seems like an awfully long time of skinny jeans and tailored strides the trend may once again be leaning towards wider-leg trousers with the look appearing throughout a number of designer shows over the last month or so in preparation for SS16. This is a shift that has been longly anticipated but its prominence, particularly in London suggests we could be close to the public finally embracing the style once again.   Some looks were taken a lot further than others, some going far and wide with full blown flares while other designers sat trousers slightly over footwear and how far you take your trousers will have to go down to your personal taste.

Eastern Inspiration

Again another trend that has been on the radar for a while, oriental inspired florals featured in a number of looks from a range of fashion houses, including Alexander McQueen and Astrid Andersen who embraced the style with a number of looks.

Gucci/Alessandro Michele

This one isn’t just a particular trend but a whole brand to look out, or more specifically their new creative director Alessandro Michele. After reportedly only having a week to prepare his first menswear collection after taking over as Gucci’s Creative Director in January of this year, for Milan Michele had a little longer to prepare and he definitely made the most of his time. Leading somewhat of a revolution at the design giant, the cool and fearless approach is more than worth keeping an eye on and some of the looks you literally cannot frankly miss. There was a spectrum of materials and looks throughout, with floral suits flowing seamlessly next to straight suede jackets.

Taking a look ahead  and trying to predict what way fashion will indeed take is always a risky business but with a number of collections pointing in similar directions you can sometimes connect the dots and pin point what looks and designers will take the leap from runway to popular appeal. This guide is just the start in our series of doing exactly that and we hope this glance ahead to menswear for SS16 will prompt some wardrobe addition ideas a little ahead of time.

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