Another fashion month has passed, and the anticipated Men’s Fashion week(s) was less exciting than expected. Although menswear consistently ties back to the classics, not all designers are exceeding boundaries, or innovation.
Nonetheless, we’ve compiled our top 100 looks from the Menswear Spring 2017 collections, and there are undoubtably some fantastic designs to get you inspired for the following season. We also took note of a few trends that caught our eye — check them out below.
Ponchos come and go with time, and this year we saw an uprise in the draped fabric to help stay warm during the cooler months of spring. Acne Studios showcased a color blocked collared poncho in a stiffer blended material – easily paired with a trouser or knee length short. Moncler also did a utilitarian style poncho with pockets included for all of the knick-knacks you may need on the regular.
Skirts, and dresses are a dream to wear because of the comfort, and are definitely being added into many designers shows this season. Vivienne Westwood always designs something spectacularly wild, but she pulled together an amazing draped dress paired with a sock and sandal – effortless. Linder did what appeared to be a jean skirt, somewhat reminiscent of a tacky calf length teacher skirt – but still an interesting look. In general, the dresses, and skirt combos were refreshing to see on the runway for spring/summer. And yes, it’s menswear.
Excessive belts are the major accessory being used by many designers this year, and not in the ordinary ways you would expect them. Xander Zhou designed a trouser, with belts extended from the waist band to the ground, looking somewhat like Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Robert Geller kept it a bit more classic by belting the high waist of a trench, but adding another harness in a different color not he shoulders. You don’t just need belts for utility reasons, why not throw it in as many different places as possible?
Another trend seen is the flared trouser. Some designers kept them floor length, and others decided to do an ankle crop. Due to the nostalgia of the 70’s in fashion, it’s not a shock that we saw it on the runway this season. Missoni chose a textured green trouser cropped mid-calf, paired expectedly with a jacket. Krammer & Stoutd gave us an updated pinstripe suit, with a wide flare just at the ankle, and paired it with a leather sandal – unexpected, and done well.
And lastly, we could never forget the short short continuation. Comme Des Garcon Homme designed what looked like a white boxer short, but made in a thicker fabric as to be worn like a daily pair of shorts. Dirk Bikkemberg created a sports mesh suit, with a short short paring. Although slightly see-through, it was still a steamy look. Maison Margiela designed a knit skort, that looked cozy and chic – paired with a leather button down jacket, it was an interesting combo, designed for the brave, and skinny.
Although this season is over, there is always a new fashion week just around the corner. Check out our top 100 from the menswear spring 2017 collections, and get some inspiration for yourself, or for others! Stay tuned!! <3