Despite the fact that Menswear fashion shows are not as popular as Haute Couture and Womenswear prêt-a-porter presentations, they rise in significance every year. It’s not only because they open the seasons of fashion shows bi-annually, but also they focus an interest on male and female audience as well. They are the very first insight into the up-coming trends for the next seasons. The Menswear collections for Autumn/Winter 2012/13 reveal numerous tendencies in fashion design that may be popular for the next winter. Let’s make a small forecasting for the next male season.
The Power of Outwear – jackets and coats are indispensable fashion item in men’s wardrobe for winter seasons. For Autumn/Winter 2012/13 there are various styles of outwear ensembles depending on detailing, form and textile development. Alexander Wang for example focuses on all the above factors including details with the collars transforming into hoods or vintage inspired Nasa like spacesuits. Carven also believe in the power of transformation releasing hybrids of coats for the Winter 2013 collection. Issey Miyake inspired by Japanese word ”Kasane” that means “to layer” introduced numerous variations layering on outwear. The reference is presented by textile development, mosaic check prints and parachute shapes. Puffers designed by the leader of coat fashion – Burberry Prorsum fashion house – highlights the elegance of “The Gentleman” as the show’s title indicates. With the signature ofLouisVuitton, the connoisseur’s awareness was expressed through the Autumn/Winter collection. The designerKimJones aimed to utter the tale of two cities –Tokyo andParis.
The power of Leather – leather was present in all possible forms of winter clothing – jackets, suits, coats, shirts, gloves pants and boots. The collection of Yves Saint Laurent regarded as one of the strongest of the Autumn/Winter 2012/13 season was saturated with leather element in every single outfit. The creative director – Stefano Pilati focused on sex and money theme with great tailoring in his leather-adorned collection whether he bets for the whole leather look, balance presentation or smart detailing and accessories. Very chic and seductive fetish in one. More military vision of leather is portrayed in Jil Sander collection under the reign of Raf Simons. The full leather looks with rubber gloss governed dark runway inMilan.
The power of Knitwear – Pringle of Scotland focused on the heritage of the fashion house, implemented knitwear element to every single look to the Autumn/Winter 2012/13 collection presented in Milan. Chunky sweater with distinctive texture as well as the hybrid of sweater and jacket was the highlights of the line. The inclinations to the cyan blue indicator on the knitwear were noticeable at Salvatore Ferragamo and Alexander Wang Winter 2013 collections. Prada decided on the polo neck with thin fabrics of knit.
The power of colours – red and green seems to be the most distinctive colours on the Menswear fashion shows for Autumn/Winter 2012/13 season. Red colour had a real big splash on designers’ catwalks either as a detailing with neutral-toned looks like Versace, Lanvin proposition or juxtaposition with black overlay as seen on Ann Demeulemeester and Louis Vuitton. Another dominating hue is green visible in numerous shades of olive, moss in Marc Jacobs, Canali and Acne as well as darker side of military green and bottle green presented in Christophe Lemaire, Costume National and Dries van Noten.
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Article written by Magdalena Kapuscinska for http://fashionizeyourself.co