The trends have been set for Menswear Spring 2020, with London Fashion Week Men's providing an uber stylish platform for top designers to show their upcoming collections for the season.
And if one thing was clear, it’s that the fashion industry is using the platform to voice political and social angst currently being felt across the UK and the whole world. Whether that’s looking at our growing obsession with technology and the effect that it’s having on our relationships and our psychology or looking at the increasingly depressing situation with climate change and divisive politics. Liam Hodges collection made references to David Cronenberg and Aldous Huxley and his cut out layered trousers seemed to be mirroring the multifaceted nature of the human personality ..
Looking at trending colour palettes, there is set to be a propensity in the colour pink showing up across both men’s and women’s collections for 2020. Going hand-in-hand with the continued blurring of lines that previously defined gender norms, menswear is proudly featuring previously feminine colours such as pinks, pastels and lavenders, combined with a trend for softer lines, shapes and cuts, as well as materials that would be traditionally identified with womenswear such as silk, satin and transparent gauze and mesh.
I loved the way Li gong designer of label 8on8 chosen ‘GQ China Presents ‘ project . Gong mixed boxy tailoring and silk more remenicent of female lingerie .
Another Asian designer MÜNN part of the partnership between BFC (British Fashion Council ) and Seoul Fashion week highlighted this blurring gender line with a heady mixture of transparencies, ruched sleeves and tailoring .
Menswear is also seeing a return of brighter hues, with vivid yellow set to be the colour of the season for Spring 2020. Loving the tailored suits by James Long, creative designer of Iceberg, and the fluorescent 80’s vibe.
Cargo pants and bowling shirts are also going to be hot looks for on-trend gents. Really liked at Jordan Luca whose cargo pants had incredible detailed side ruching .
Cannot leave London’s menswear shows without mentioning the incredible craftsmanship of those diamond cut out knits and tulle overlay on trousers by Stefan Cooke .. like delicate lattice work .. purely sensational