It is safe to say that this season of Men’s Fashion Month was huge. Spanning across New York, London, Milan and Paris as well as the lauded Pitti Uomo, world-renowned designers introduced the latest trends and threads set to drop for Spring/Summer 2020. While the likes of Givenchy and Fendi ushered in classic tailoring synonymous with the houses, Craig Green, Thom Browne and at times, Vetements fused timely references in art and culture with its avant-garde designs.
Though wildly different, congruent trends reigned supreme for SS/20 and highlighted ’90s-era styling, renewed tailoring and statement accessories. But translating bold design cues to everyday looks can be a sartorial nightmare, so to get ahead of the runway we’ve pulled the most wearable trends you can start donning now.
go big or go home
For the last number of seasonal cycles, oversized silhouettes have continued to make a return across street style and sportswear, but as prep grows to trending fruition the two seemingly opposite worlds have fused. The result has seen the birth of the oversized oxford shirt. Reimagining the classic button-up, Prada, Jacquemus and Hermès have all introduced an iteration but there is always one constant – the bigger, the better.
Suns out, toes out
Forget everything you thought of the man-sandal because Spring/Summer 2020 is reinventing the way you show your toes. While chunky sneakers continue to have a moment, a more weather appropriate iteration has come through. Think heavy, strappy and a big sole to match. Look to Fendi and Sacai for the ultimate inspiration.
While classic tailoring never really “went out of style” per se, it was overshadowed by a slew of utilitarian designs and causal athleisure. But now, if Spring/Summer 2020 is anything to go by, the trends that dominated the street sphere are regressing back to more clean silhouettes. Reviving sartorial favourability, clean cut suiting and timeless blazers are making a major comeback thanks to the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Versace. Whether it is the flared iteration of the ’70s, box cut of the ’80s or slim-fit approach of the ’90s, any twist is welcome.
bag it up
Like the man-sandal, the man-bag is seeing a revival for the masses. Whether it is the bumbag, clutch, tote or duffle, the bag is being presented in a range of brave styles and includes colour blocking, bold prints and PVC. Enough to elevate even the most basic look, take cues from Virgil Abloh’s LV collection.
vest to impress
Circling back to the ’90s and as the weather gets warmer, the Spring/Summer 2020 runway is encouraging you to bare some skin with the return of the sleeveless shirt. No matter how you spin it – ‘vest’ or ‘tank’ – the style is highlighted in sheer knits, rock ‘n roll leathers and basic essentials. If a full shoulder-bearing style isn’t your vibe, use the piece as a layering tool to build your look.