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Menswear overhaul

Here's a look at Trends and style statements that have set international runways ablaze. From plaid patterns to cropped pants, the runway is overflowing with trendy menswear.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 03, 2011 01:58 IST
Hindustan Times

The Van Heusen India Mens Week, which is on in the Capital, has on display the best of season’s trends. However, to adopt the finest style statement for the upcoming season, blend in the Indian menswear style with some inspiration from what’s rampant on the international runways.

The Paris spring-summer menswear show hinted how zesty colours add spunk to men’s clothing, while the runways in London employed fragile statements, instead of the usual grunge, with a generous use of slim belts, fitted pants and fitted silhouettes. If women are wearing androgynous styles, men too are bending the fashion rules to get the best of fashion.

Plaid perfect
At the Burberry Prorsum runway at Autumn/Winter 2011 show during the London Fashion Week, the plaid overcoats with piping and round collars were a big hit. The colours ranged from deep reds set against black and grey, paired with fitted pants.

Slim me down
Slim belts were a fashionista’s must buy last fall. Cut to this season, and it’s the men who are flaunting slim belts. At Ports 1961 show at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012, flared trousers with micro thin belts were the it trend.

Colour burst
Gentlemen do prefer colours, well at least in their wardrobe. At the Lanvin runway at the Paris Fashion Week formal suits in colours such as hot red and zany oranges were seen. It is a brave trend, and for those who have the flare to carry it.

Cropped pants
Fashion that’s high on comfort was the mantra at the Acne runway Spring/Summer 2012 shows. Men were seen in cropped trousers with easy polos, tees and mismatched layering. The styles were absolutely utilitarian.

Desi touch
If the kurti has officially made its debut internationally, the Daks menswear show at the London Fashion Week catapulted its status to a global pedestal. Canary yellow kurtas matched with breezy blazers hinted at a new fusion trend.

First Published: Sep 02, 2011 18:50 IST