Little Red Rooster’s Trend-Spotting: Menswear AW19
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Okay, it may feel like we’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves since we’re currently still trying to get through autumn/winter ’18, but every January the fashion pack descends upon London, Milan and Paris to see what the top menswear designers have conjured up for the season ahead.
This year’s trends weren’t for the faint-hearted with leopard print, neon and leather coming top of the list. To ensure we’re in the know when speaking to media and clients alike, we’ve rounded up the key autumn/winter ’19 menswear trends;
The little black suit
The LBD has long been a permanent fixture at the womenswear shows, so welcome the men’s equivalent, the LBS (Little Black Suit). Lead by the likes of Celine, Louis Vuitton and Valentino, black suits dominated almost every runway. Ranging from glossy, slim cut finishes to relaxed, casual tailoring, designers showed the versatility of this classic piece, and we’re definitely on board with this ‘men in black’ look.
Return of the mac
A seasonal classic, the rain mac proved to be a staple yet again this season. Practical for autumn /winter, this season’s look is less formal as mac’s were paired with jogging bottoms and sneakers, giving a more casual finish. Colours came in classic tanned tones, blacks and navy, while Acne Studios went for a rich pink and Fendi showcased translucent styles.
Acne Studios AW19
This 70s palette requires head-to-toe styling, with neutral tones of camel and cream to break up the different shades of brown. Fendi displayed this trend in every look, even using accessories such as bags and cowboy boots to complete the look. While Valentino and Louis Vuitton dabbled in the trend, with singular looks or items of brown on show.
Take a walk on the wild side
A recurring favourite at the womenswear shows, it was refreshing to see this vibrant and versatile print make an appearance during the men’s fashion weeks. Appearing in all colours and motifs, brash and textured, the key to nailing this trend is to keep the print to one statement piece. Try collar popping a la Neil Barret, or a shade of grey as seen at MSGM. For those more daring individuals, Versace and Sacai doubled up with loud, clashing prints. It seems a leopard can change his spots!
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Here at the Coop, we love a little nineties nostalgia, so were thrilled to see this creep onto the runway in the form of a longline black leather coat – thank you Marni, Givenchy and Versace. Leather wasn’t all about tight and tall silhouettes though, Isabel Marant featured tan flying jackets and Jil Sander’s showcased a relaxed and baggy co-ord in soft grey. Tanned leather also featured at Berluti, who opened the show with a brushed leather suit in this tone – giving us all the western feels.
Jil Sander AW19
Neon made a bright re-entry at the autumn/winter ‘19 catwalk shows – another cross-over trend from womenswear. This one really is for the brave as MSGM, Paul Smith and DSquared2 suggest wearing bright neons together for a ‘walking highlighter’ vibe. Even coats at Versace and Berluti came in these daring colourways. Who would have thought the world of menswear fashion would embrace such a bold trend?
Take a hike
Whether you’re scaling a mountain or strolling through the city, the continuing hiking trend means you’ll be prepared for every eventuality. While Iceberg went for the full look, featuring puffa jackets, tracksuits and hiking boots and headbands, most labels, such as Rick Owens, Cottweiler, Marni and Fendi, focussed on one item; either the puffa jacket or hiking boots. Fashionable and practical, this trend delivers the best of both.
*All images via Vogue.co.uk, unless otherwise stated