CATEGORY / Fashion & Lifestyle TAGS / AW2019-20, fashion, menswear, top 5 Fractals LAB / Enerie DATE / February 1, 2019

Formality comeback and a new “tender” man  are the main messages emerged from A/W 2019/20 menswear catwalks.  As a sort of reaction against the massive streetwear trend which dominates men’s style since the Normcore/Athleisure trend have joined catwalks, brands are reclaiming the tailored suit as the most fashionable (and subversive) choice. Meanwhile, a new concept of masculinity emerges, showing a man who has gained the courage to steal from women wardrobe with romantic and playful garments and add-ons, included skirts and dresses, animalier and puppy bags together with a new, comfortable officewear, with puffa jackets and maxi-scarves making the style less obvious and less dramatic. Technical materials, with a great use of synthetic provide a retrofuturistic look; subtle military inspiration, often with a retro twist, complete the scenario.

Let’s explore the 5 coolest trends as seen by our researchers at Enerie and don’t forget to tell us which one you’ll love (or dare) to wear!

1. Nordic Retro Military Schermata 2019-01-31 alle 23.04.33

Military utilities spread all over accessories while digital camo prints are making a comeback. Among the hats, it’s all about being comfortable in the cold, and so trappers, aviators and uhshankas were revisited either with a retro twist or with a more futuristic and colored versions, like those of Prada, which showcased models wearing a quilted nylon ushanka on their heads.

2. 90s GRUNGE Schermata 2019-01-31 alle 23.04.45

90s vibes have spreaded in the season, with cozy knitwear and sporty layering. Mixed use of denim, leather, leopard prints, retro checks and stripes are worn on oversized looks and a general “lazy” attitude, which had a strong presence in all the cities.

3. Blazer Duality Schermata 2019-01-31 alle 23.04.57Color blocks, mixed prints or sporty addons give an accent to the classic blazer, merging ideas for a retrofuturistic look.

4. Male Skirts Schermata 2019-01-31 alle 23.05.08

Intersexuality, comfort plus or revendication? The reason for the spread of skirts and dresses as a new  garment inside men’s wardrobe makes the press speak and buyers questioning. Even so, skirts for mens are becoming a thing, and with the big proportion found in this season compared to the previous ones it brings the “femenine borrowing” to a further step, since the bag itself has been considered already a key item for men from all the tailors. Pleats, quilts and even midis, along with tunics and vests, makes fashion comfortable with a strong sense of playfulness and acceptance, capable of speaking to the new multicultural, multilocal and multigender consumer.

5. Suit styled naked Schermata 2019-01-31 alle 23.05.26

A great comeback of formal tailoring against is at the top of search even for giant Lyst. Even so, seveal brands opted to style it on skin, using transparency, sheers and “naked fashion” style, another incursion into the trend already launched by women celebs during 2018.

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