Monday, 15 August 2011

Menswear Ss12: Mature and Masculine

There must have been some heat during the menswear catwalks of Paris and Milan for the SS12 collections which saw trends evolve into a more seasoned style. One trend of significance emerged in men’s suiting. The catwalks saw brilliant tailoring with shoulder pads, double-breasted jackets, sleeveless jacket stories and cravats with plenty of side-partings and picnic chequered pieces abundant.

It feels like the natural progression of the current sense of Modern Vintage - almost like smart teddy boys and skinny rockabillies grew up, but in the 21st century...  

Silhouettes for SS11 will be loose and exaggerated with oversized blazers and multiple pleats in the trousers to give volume. Neil Barrett finely exemplified this in Milan and likewise Raf Simons in Paris (below). 

Despite a chief tone of neutral colours for Men’s SS12, there is a distinct filter of incandescent primaries in the trend modernising it somewhat.

This trend reminds me of this Summer’s streets of London:

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