Trendspotting: Men's SS20 Fashion Week Edition
Navigating the slew of new shows can be tricky; deciphering overarching trends can be a cumbersome task. We’ve extracted our top three most wearable trends from the ongoing Men’s SS2020 fashion shows to bring you outfit ideas you can look forward to wearing.
For SS20 designers haven’t shied away from colour, the runways are bursting with everything from pastels to brights. Although one hue, in particular, has caught our catwalk attention: mint green. A hint of turquoise mixed with pastel green equals the equivalent of a sartorial pallet cleanser: a light and refreshing shade. There is no need to relegate the colour to exclusively casual wear, Amiri and Thom Browne make a case for adopting it in your tailoring too. That is not to say knitwear doesn't make compelling option, it does, Neil Barrett’s patterned sweater is an entry point for anyone who feels clueless around colour.
In a summer that rendered the holiday shirt cool again, one look at the catwalk tells us that we’ll be wearing them again next year. If you previously deemed the holiday shirt overly reminiscent of a badly-dressed sightseer at an overpopulated tourist hotspot, then you won’t like where this trend is headed. Going against your childhood instinct of leaving your school shirt un-tucked the catwalks demand you not only tuck your shirt in but to belt it too. Whether you’re wearing tailored shorts, blue jeans, bell bottoms or peg-leg trousers it, quite frankly, doesn’t matter – tuck it in!
Peek-a-boo, I see you! Sheer fabrics are nothing new in womenswear, designers aren't shy about a bit of lace or chiffon, in fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a show without them. Something we’re less acclimatised to seeing is the same sheer crotchets and open knits featured in menswear: SS2020 is working to change that. Dsquared2 offers a boxy black shirt, while Fendi’s sweater cleverly uses a cutaway pattern to trick the eyes. Don't feel ready to bare all? Layering is your friend, take a leaf out of Amiri's books and partner a crochet tank with a casual waistcoat to avoid a nip-slip.