The year has just tarted and, without leaving too much space for good intentions to respect and resolutions to put into practice, the first menswear collections are just around the corner. While we wait to see which trends will be predicted on the catwalks for next season, we’ll announce what we’re expecting to see on the sidewalks in these days, a premise to the street style photos bombardment we’ll get soon.
The functional look
We’ve already seen how workwear has become an evergreen inspiration source for streetwear gurus. Cargo pants, camouflage prints, field jackets and multi pocket vests (like ones worn by your trustworthy plumber) dominated the latest menswear collections, and not only. Functionality seems to have gained the likes of fashion editors and consumers.
The crossbody bag
After balaclavas and Nike socks, the crossbody is the latest accessory you won’t say no to in 2019. We’ve been seeing many crossbody bags and bumbags around already but, if initially we could have thought this was a seasonal trend, launched by brands like ALYX and A-Cold-Wall, we’ve seen it reaffirmed by the signature of Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton and Kim Jones for Dior.
No more Skinny pants
For years, decades, the skinny silhouettes were the most popular trousers model within the male wardrobe, not only regarding jeans. finally, things are starting to take a new fold (literally): the mens trouser silhouette becomes wider, flares are no more just a female’s exclusive (ndr Gucci). With the new silhouettes, prints also start spreading widely, from tartan to floral prints, easy to match with sweatshirts, puffer jackets and sneakers.
The unstructured suit
Who said suits can only be worn at the office or at gala parties? The latest version proposed in Pre-Fall collections are way more easy and relaxed, and fall softly on t-shirts or tank tops. The most popular ones feature the soft tones of beidge or grey but, for the most eccentric ones, they’re also available in a variety of pastel colors.
The leather jacket
The leather jacket is a must of unisex wardrobe, other than being one of the few garments that gets improved by the signs of time. It seems like there’s a 70s throwback, dark tones leather, like brown and black, is the perfect element to complete either a smart or casual look.
Text by Enrica Miller