With the Paris Menswear Fashion Week coming to a conclusion, it’s that time of the year when men will take note of the major emerging trends for the next season. From the showcased collections of designers such as Dries Van Noten, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent, braces, leather, and more obscurely, brickwear patterns, seem to be the lasting trends. Lashings of leather, slinky knits, bomber jackets and iPad cases were hot trends on the Paris runways, and the ones likely to make it to men’s wardrobes next autumn. Here are some of the cool looks from the event.
At Kris Van Assche’s show, robes were seen worn over abstract print pants. The look, though whimsical, seems to be a promising trend that will stay, given its artsy feel
Child-like doodles adorned suits at the Dries Van Noten Fall 2012 catwalk. The show seemed to bring back the 1960’s inspired psychedelic prints.
Shawls go big
Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto showcased blanket style coats that looked like Indian shawls.
A total leather look was seen at Yves Saint Laurent’s show. Leather panels lent a edge to the creations, signalling a return to the biker boys days.
After Moschino’s brickwear theme attire, it was John Paul Gaultier who unveiled a brick pattern range. Medusa print pants were the highlight.
Get the look right
Stylist Isha Sangwani says, “To incorporate any menswear look straight from the runway, it’s important to see what will suit you best. While brickwear print pants and jackets were a big hit at Moschino and Jean Paul Gaultier’s shows, a head to toe brick pattern may look too intimidating. Instead, pair a brickwear print jacket with sleek black trousers.”
Designer Anupama Dayal says, “Men are always fascinated by the biker look. So, leather, as showcased at Yves Saint Laurent’s show, will be big. But since Indian winter is not as harsh as an European winter, combine leather with velvet trims or softer fabrics. While black is a great colour to go for, one can also try ink blue or charcoal grey.”