FW 16/17 Men’s Top Runway Trends, The Highlights
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As the Men’s FW 16/17 runway season recently wrapped in NY and the Women’s ready-to-wear season soon to follow, you can count on Fashion Snoops to bring you the top trend highlights as the shows wrap up.
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THEME: Western World / Paris
Inspired by the recent movie The Hateful 8, this theme was all about the remixed western, with plenty of rowdy graphics, plush suede and fur, and cowboy-appropriate trim.
COLOR: Metallics / Milan
Designers from Milan shared a distinctly toned-down color palette for the F/W 16/17 season. Collections from Donatella Versace, Italo Zucchelli (of Calvin Klein) and Giorgio Armani’s Emporio Armani label featured a range of metallic tones in varying shades of gunmetal, silver and bronze.
GRAPHIC: Ornate / Paris
Our well dressed gents continue to excite us in Ornate, as always Dries Van Noten offers great pattern inspiration. This is the grand and extravagant gentlemen, who favors paisleys and world traveler influences on plush fabrics with embroidery enhancements. We also love the hint of 60s/70s psychedelia which, strays from it’s typical aesthetic.
DESIGN DETAIL: Patches + Applique / London
The F/W 16/17 edition of London Collections: Men was an opportunity for the many emerging and established designers to remind us that being witty and modern is just as heavy rooted in in English tradition as refinement is. From epaulets, fur trim, and piping, the everyday man would also be satisfied, and with activewear still being a heavy trend, the shows were filled with drawstrings, cuffs, and functional seaming for maximum comfort, but by adding exposed zippers and cargo pockets, pouch pockets, toggles, and appliques, some much-needed personality is fused with utility for a fresh approach at dressing.
MUST-HAVE: Belted Winter Trench / Milan
The F/W 16/17 edition of men’s Milan Fashion Week was the epitome of Italian tailoring re-defined by a new generation of consumers. Beautifully constructed blazers with appliques and patches, modernized moto jackets, belted trench coats, and complex cable knit sweaters are all hybrids of what the classic well put together Italian man is used to wearing.
TOP DESIGNER: Dries Van Noten / Paris
As WWD said, “Everybody got a backstage pass” at the F/W 16/17 Dries Van Noten show in Paris. Held behind the stage of the city’s iconic Opera Garnier, the military-fueled collection was actually soft and sensual. The designer called his army “peaceniks,” and in true Dries form, it was all about high-low styling. Military trench coats were worn with fluid pinstripe pants, and luxurious patches and embroidery celebrated the pomp and circumstance of utility. A final grouping of crushed velvet robes and slick pajama suits brought out the designer’s signature luxe leisure at its best.
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