Key Catwalk Trends S/S 2016 Menswear Shows

Courtesy of Trendstop

As menswear design gets increasingly more exciting each season, the Spring/Summer 2016 runways were full of inspiration. From London and Milan to Paris, new developments included plays on minimal design and Eastern influences, as masculine looks were balanced with a delicate femininity. Additionally, utility themes and denim staples underwent forward evolutions, while a range of strong offerings came through from more unknown brands. View a round up of some of the most directional emerging trends from the S/S 2016 menswear shows courtesy of Trendstop.

An Eastern Inspiration


Eastern aesthetics abound in new season collections, as modern designs express undertones of exoticism and elegance.

  • Craig Green adapted martial arts uniforms with striking uses of layering and color.
  • Tunic shapes were combined with sportive textures and details at No Editions.
  • Astrid Andersen demonstrated a luxe element with cherry blossom print satin.

Feminine Focus


Lace, silk and sheer fabrications continue to influence collections, introducing a femme element to summer menswear.

  • Formal designs express softness, including sheer pastel shirts teamed with tailored tailoring at Dries Van Noten.
  • Shimmering golden shapes were set off by longline scarves at Burberry.
  • Bold floral patterns stood out on color pop suiting at Gucci.

Minimal Luxe


A clean minimal aesthetic emerged at shows across all three fashion capitals, complete with a strong emphasis on luxe textures.

  • Coordinated ensembles are key with sharp cuts and subtle detailing.
  • Relaxed pastel tailoring emerged at Damir Doma and Giorgio Armani.
  • Hood By Air added a utility twist with customizable spliced silhouettes.

Utilitarian Uniform


Utilitarian influences dominate for S/S16, as practical styles become core staples of new collections.

  • The runways were busy with multi-pocket jackets, boiler suits and casual co-ords.
  • Novel twists took the form of pastel colorways or sporty accessories.
  • Influential designers included Umit Benan, Kenzo and Fendi.

Denim Revamp


Modern denim inspirations came through in a major way in all cities, offering new updates for wardrobe staples.

  • Oversized silhouettes made a statement at Juun.J and Giorgio Armani.
  • Both formal and casual stylings can be used.
  • At Givenchy, detailed denim shirts were paired with kilts in tonal Americana-themed prints.
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