Mr. Tropicana Mens Color S/S 2016

Courtesy of Trendstop

Vibrant and energetic, the menswear wardrobe is saturated in shades inspired by exotic tropical fruits for Spring/Summer 2016, say the trend analysts at Trendstop. Effectively capturing the optimism of the season, two key Fashion Colors land in the form of Mango Lassi orange and Papaya orange.

Key Color, Mango Lassi

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image courtesy Trendstop: Burberry Prorsum, Gucci, both Spring/Summer 2014, James Turrell at the Guggenheim 2013, Roccobarocco Spring/Summer 2014.


This warm orange-tinted yellow emerges as a new hue for menswear this Summer, proving an ideal versatile tone for knits and outerwear. Burberry offers a playful twist on the utility jacket, while Gucci keeps it simple with a casual tee. Elsewhere, Roccobarocco adds the shade to a lightweight knitted sweater.


image courtesy Trendstop: Prada, Burberry Prorsum, both Spring/Summer 2014, Else by Michal Fargo, Fendi Spring/Summer 2014.


Suitable for both Junior and Contemporary menswear markets, Mango Lassi’s earthy undertones instantly uplift accessories. Tonal eyewear expresses a fun dimension at Prada, as soft suede lace-ups look new for the office at Burberry and Fendi add interest with a clean white panel on a leather bag.

Key Color, Papaya

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image courtesy Trendstop: Iceberg, Vivienne Westwood, both Spring/Summer 2014, Anna Murray & Grace Winteringham from Patternity, Dirk Bikkembergs Spring/Summer 2014.


Replacing last season’s Tangerine Peach, Papaya works as an energetic complement to Lurex and iridescent yarns. Supple leathers look luxurious in the form of reworked bikers at Iceberg. Elsewhere, Vivienne Westwood and Dirk Bikkembergs both go sporty with a mesh top and technical fabric jacket.


image courtesy Trendstop: Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, both Spring/Summer 2014, Jean Royere, Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2014.


Another shade suited for the Junior and Contemporary markets, Papaya appeals with an orange cast that almost tips into fluoro without appearing too acidic. Classic wayfarer shapes are updated at Dolce & Gabbana, as slouchy clutches feel playful at Burberry. Vivienne Westwood’s pixilated stripe hi-tops stand out as a statement must-have.

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