Fall Winter 2017-18 Essential Menswear Theme

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Minimalist Utility

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Blurring the lines between formal and casualwear, Minimalist Utility brings a feeling of precision and refined understatement to functional themes.

  • Clean-cut silhouettes and pared back styling elevate cargo styles.
  • Utility styles are refreshed with a contemporary urban appeal.
  • An earthy palette and textural elements have a sophisticated feel.
Top image: Maison Margiela Fall Winter 2016-17, photo courtesy of Trendstop.

Colour & Print

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Dark earth tones and rich core shades strengthen the winter palette with a new depth of colour while prints reference urban and industrial aspects.

  • Cool earth tones and frosty, frozen neutrals have a clean wintry feel.
  • Screen printing and typography contemporize seasonal patternation.
  • Military origins are updated with a tribal take on camouflage patterns.

Surface & Materials

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Innovative materials fuse performance with practicality, updating traditional fabrications for a sartorial tech aesthetic.

  • Contemporary cables and defined ribs modernise traditional knits.
  • Waterproof and insulated qualities are applied to tailored pieces.
  • Waxed cottons and dry handles introduce rustic surface interest.
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