Checkout these Spring-Summer ‘24 trends which can help you up your fashion game.
As the fashion cycle inexorably brings us back to a more classic and discreet wardrobe, a timeless colour palette of black, white, and beige dominated the Spring/Summer 2024 collections. Concluding the marathon of men’s fashion shows on June 25, London, Florence, Milan, and Paris demonstrated a collective commitment to dressing elegantly. The return of iconic pieces like coats, suits, vests, and timeless accessories such as ties, hats, and boutonnières showcased the desire to embrace sartorial excellence. These collections breathed new life into garments, reimagining them with meticulous attention to detail and proportion while exuding an effortlessly relaxed attitude. The prevailing trend shifted from streetwear to workwear, featuring functional pieces adorned with versatile pockets.
The Spring 2024 fashion week in Paris has several outstanding experiences. All of the collections were creatively spectacular propositions for men, from Pharrell Williams’ much anticipated debut at Louis Vuitton to Rhuigi Villaseor’s victorious comeback to Rhude after leaving Bally. 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 delicate and gentle tones of light pink were highly popular among fashion designers this season, who took a more casual approach to this pastel tint. Amiri and Valentino expertly incorporated several colours and textures of pink in their creations, integrating matte rose-coloured scarves, woven detailing, and bouclé textures. 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
Fluorescent orange colours were used to brighten up the runway displays. Études, located in Paris, made a dramatic statement with a silky-textured trench coat in bright colours. Dries Van Noten took a softer approach, showing a trench in a pastel colorway made from an athletic fabric. Issey Miyake, on the other hand, went for a monochrome style with all-over tone 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 Noten, Études, Issey Miyake
FLOWER LAPEL PINS
Flower lapel pins, a sign of elegant grace, were given a modern makeover with the inclusion of various ornamental features. This symbol of dandyism and gentlemanly elegance has been rejuvenated by prestigious fashion firms such as Dior Men, Dolce & Gabbana, and Amiri. This classic ornament was reimagined as a brooch or a fabric blossom. 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
The conventional suit’s timeless elegance has made a reappearance as a must-have piece in men’s fashion. Many designers went so far as to incorporate the three-piece suit, a traditional icon, into more casual ensembles, sometimes even coupling it with a naked torso. Among those who adopted this style were renowned fashion houses such as Giorgio Armani, Paul Smith, Dries Van Noten, Federico Cina, and others. 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