Next up in men’s fashion weeks is Milan
Renown for material and finishes it’s always interesting to see what trends carry through if any from London ..
After all fashion is a transalation of a feeling. So let’s take a peek of the catwalks of Milan this week, that showcased more pastel hues, billowing boxer shorts, cargo pants, tie-dye, fringing and animal prints.
This upcoming season's penchant for soft, almost relaxed tailoring was embodied by Fendi's open air show, with its neutral colours and elegant cut-out details (two other trends which characterised the collections in Milan).
And while the gender neutral trend continued to rock societies norms with men in corsets at Dsquared2, and the use of lace, satin and lingerie style fabrics, it was the ethical and sustainable angle that really was getting talked about, probably due to the fact that Cámara Della Moda has been pushing it through.
Marni Francesco Risso had models walking under fish nets filled with plastics and promised action on the theme of sustainability in future collections, while Stella McCartney’s show on the 1st day of men’s had models mingling with a peaceful activists protest on climate change in a rather beautiful Milanese garden.
Ralph Lauren RLX technical performance fabrics used for roomy, well-cut waterproof parkas and sailing jackets. “It’s nylon, a polyester yarn made using recycled plastic bottles,” and Ermenegildo Zegna also all committed to * sustainable production solid 20 percent of the clothes on show being made of both nylon and wool upcycled from existing .
In a return to popular trends of bygone eras cargo pants and shorts proved popular, while 90s tie dye was championed by Versace and Marni. Fringing was also a prevelant look as seen at San Kuanz or on black leather at Versace as well as younger labels like Yousser and Bed J W Ford s
Talking of leather, it was all about the slick material, with Philippe Plein, Ermenegildo Zegna and dsquared2 going hell for leather. Check and animal prints were also trends to watch out for next Spring 2020.