Good news folks, winter is almost over and I have got some great new tips for Spring/Summer. These tips are from a series of curated documents that have been compiled from the likes of Pitti Uomo, Milano Unica and Premiere Vision, the world's top 3 fashion events for menswear.
With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the trends and your wardrobe for the spring season. If you are heading to the Spring Racing Carnival, come in for a chat at my Bourke St studio to ensure your next suit if perfectly tailored for your event. I hope some of these looks inspire you, as they have me.
Personally, I recommend choosing your suit first then accompanying accessories such as pocket squares and shoes later on. This makes the outfit more cohesive and ensures you’re ready for the races!
Some things to remember: appropriate, scuff-free and comfortable footwear. You will be on your feet all day. Wear shirts with a collar. Leave your cravats at home.
The Great Outdoors
During fashion week, labels looked to the outdoors and investigated a utilitarian-esque wardrobe. Designers such as Prada, Nasir Mazhar, Moncler Gamme bleu took to the beaten road with windbreakers, stone/khaki colour palettes and Italian made hats. Sandy and neutral tones in a light-weight linen suit tied with casual military inspired accessories is an essential look this Spring and Summer. Key pieces: safari jackets and linen suits.
Shades of Hue
Whilst there were bright and vibrant bursts of hot pink at Ami and Commes des Garcons runway shows, warm blush tones are set to grow next season. Shades from the mid to pastel end of the spectrum such as the infamous ‘Millennial pink’ set to be a hit. Subtle beige tones and diluted dusty tans and ambers were a predominant trend at this years Pitti Uomo. I recommend a fitted suit in a light linen, accessorizing with gold pieces to balance the neutral palette.
Floral prints aren’t just for girls, as seen at Pitti this year. Suits, shirts and accessories featured flowers but not in the way you expected them. A statement pocket square can bring an old suit to life. Gucci have taken this trend to the next level this season, but i see it best utilised in the form of an amazing sports jacket or a stunning printed shirt.
Men’s fashion isn’t always about being sharp and sophisticated. The best looks are sometimes the ones that embrace a little bit of fun and softness. Crochet or knitted ties are a refreshing concept from the usual silk ties, which can be a little too corporate. I have long been a fan of the silk knitted ties, but crochet and Grenadine ties are making a string come back and offer beautiful texture to otherwise plain looking ties.
All Over Tones
One of my favourite trends this season is the layering of the same colour, but in different shades and tones. It's a tricky one, because you need to make sure the colours you choose compliment your skin tone, but when you get it right, its hot!