All the fashion trends you need to know now.
Back in the past, the excitement of fashion week was traditionally centred around the four major womenswear lineups in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. However, there has been a remarkable shift in recent years. Designers are breaking free from any preconceived notions about menswear, unleashing their imagination to foster innovation and create fashion that leaves a lasting impression.
Menswear has undergone a remarkable evolution, liberating itself from the confines of traditional gendered fashion ideas. It now embraces a newfound sense of openness to innovation, exploring new silhouettes, materials, and trends. Emerging talents have emerged, proving their mettle, and becoming the torchbearers of the new establishment. Men’s fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris have now become trendsetters, capturing the same level of excitement as their womenswear counterparts.
The Spring 2024 shows, which recently concluded in Paris, had unforgettable moments. From Pharrell Williams’ highly anticipated debut at Louis Vuitton to Rhuigi Villaseñor’s triumphant return to Rhude after departing from Bally, all the collections were creatively stunning proposals for men. On the runway, we witnessed key trends that resonated with what we’ve observed in womenswear, while others provided an exciting glimpse into our fashion future.
Overall, designers are inviting us to embrace a more relaxed and carefree approach to clothing, a reminder that fashion is meant to be worn and enjoyed. Explore the biggest trends from the Spring 2024 menswear shows below, and prepare to be inspired by the remarkable world of menswear fashion!
The timeless elegance of the traditional suit made a comeback as a must-have item in men’s fashion. Numerous designers went as far as incorporating the three-piece suit, a symbol of tradition, into more casual outfits, sometimes even pairing it with a bare torso. Esteemed fashion labels like Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith, Dries Van Noten, Federico Cina, and others were among those who embraced this trend. In addition, suits underwent a reinvention through inventive cuts and constructions, with Botter and Egon Lab taking the lead in this innovative movement.
Spotted at: Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith, Dries Van Noten, Federico Cina, Botter, Louis Vuitton, Valentino
Luxury fashion brands have presented bold and expressive styles on the runway. This season, Dior Homme displayed intricate decorations and vibrant colours. Dries Van Noten demonstrated that sparkles can be worn more casually, combining a sequined shirt with cargo trousers and sandals. The creative director of Loewe, Jonathan Anderson, showcased a shiny shirt and jeans paired with slippers, and Ami Alexandre Mattiussi added glistening sequins to khaki shades, creating a dazzling effect.
Spotted at: Dior, Dries Van Note, Loewe, Ami Alexandre Mattiussi
The soft and gentle tones of pale pink were extremely popular among fashion designers who embraced a relaxed approach to this pastel shade this season. Amiri and Valentino skillfully combined various shades and textures of pink, incorporating matte rose-coloured scarves, woven details, and bouclé textures into their designs. Paul Smith showcased a meticulously tailored three-piece suit in a subtle and dusky pink hue, while Bulgarian-born designer Kiko Kostadinov presented a fun and playful romper suit in the same pastel shade. Additionally, Kenzo enlivened their tailoring with rosy-pink colourways, adding a vibrant touch to their collection.
Spotted at: Kenzo, Amiri, Paul Smith, Kiko Kostadinov, Valentino
The runway shows were set alight with fluorescent orange shades. Paris-based label Études made a bold statement with a standout silky-textured trench coat in neon hues. Dries Van Noten opted for a lighter approach, presenting a trench that utilized an activewear fabric with a pastel colourway. Meanwhile, Issey Miyake embraced a monochromatic look with all-over tonal colouring. Chinese sportswear brand, Li-Ning, opted for a head-to-toe ensemble with an eye-catching layer of contrasting khaki that perfectly complemented the neon trend.
Spotted at: Dries Van Note, Études, Issey Miyake
FLOWER LAPEL PINS
The flower lapel pins, a symbol of sophisticated grace, underwent a modern resurgence with the addition of diverse decorative elements. Esteemed fashion houses like Dior Men, Dolce & Gabbana, and Amiri revitalized this emblem of dandyism and gentlemanly style. This timeless accessory was reinvented in the form of a brooch or a fabric flower. Valentino was astounded with exquisitely embroidered roses adorning their jackets, while Yohji Yamamoto delighted with silver dragonfly embellishments on lapel pins.
Spotted at: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Amiri, Yohji Yamamoto, Valentino