Staying Ahead of the Style Game

24 July 2019

Words by Nathan Henry

June was the month of all things menswear, with stunning collections shown on the decorative catwalks of Paris, Milan, and London. We took in live classical piano music at the Alexander McQueen presentation, drank all the free drinks we came across, ate a lot of Propercorn crisps, and gained an insight into the fashion trends for spring/summer 2020.

In this feature, our digital fashion editor Nathan Henry provides an insight into what trends caught our attention, and how you can stay ahead of the style game before the new collections move from catwalk to store.


BE BOLD


This season hinted that perhaps it's time to take more risks and stand out from the crowd. Colour, alongside bold prints and mixed patterns, was all the rage from SS20; from tie-dye designs at MSGM to flamboyance at Casablanca and total print-mania at Stella McCartney. These styles might just give you the confidence to be more risky with your wardrobe, and feel free to explore your more wild, colourful side.

SAY IT WITH FLORALS


The shows presented soft blooms and stand-out moments of florals; with bold fuschia tones at Alexander McQueen to soft blushes of pinks and whites at Louis Vuitton and bold yellows at Dries Van Noten. This season was a beacon that florals for Spring really do make all the sense in the world; that we all need a little more flower power in our wardrobes. And perhaps a nod to the softer side of masculinity that young men are increasingly embracing.

EMBRACE THE PAST

Sometimes we have to look back to look forward. There was a complete appreciation for vintage, classics vibes throughout shows. Celine highlighted how an iconic classic tee will always be just as chic and Saint Laurent threw us back to a romantic era. So, start hunting for those vintage gems, whether you hit the vintage shops, dig around the cupboards or get the vintage style in the new shop collections.

Cassablanca-28
MSGM-43

Above left: Cassablanca SS20
Above right: MSGM SS20

Alexander-MCQueen-6
Dries-Van-Noten-24

Above left: Alexander McQueen SS20
Above right: Dries Van Noten SS20

Saint-Laurent-33
Celine-47

Above left: Saint Laurent SS20
Above right: Celine SS20

Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View Clarity of vision, sweeter than a caged smile. The Book of Happiness brings together @_farhaannnn_ and @timgnk_ in this colourful... View What would a smile be if we caged it? Sour. Sweetness quickly rots when it can’t dance and a tooth’s... View ‘Try to hold it in your hands and watch it slip away like water from your palms - too fast... View In collaboration with @aceandtate, photographer and editor @cecilieharris presents you with the key to unlock joy: The Book of Happiness... View Close your eyes and breathe it in. Closer to ‘glede’ with every new frame. The Book of Happiness: an exclusive... View Senses delight in a purple explosion as we transport you across fields of endless lavender with an exclusive @aceandtate collaboration... View Growing up as a female, @krowwithak walked a fine line between self-love and self-hate. Now, he embraces himself wholly and... View ‘One of my favourite moments was the first time I was able to use the men’s washroom. I was always... View In a homely studio in London, we are taken down @krowwithak ’s road to ‘glede’, and learn that beauty can... View For model @krowwithak , Cosplay and music are the guiding lights during times of darkness. Discover the beauty in both... View It’s a name I chose for myself when I was 12 years old. It came to me one day when... View @krowwithak found the confidence to transition after immersing himself in the Cosplay community. @cecilieharris talks to the model about his... View Running free amongst the open fields, sheep and stunning views, memories of childhood flood the senses as we find cover... View ‘Having previously told me about how he loved to roam freely in nature as a kid, letting him run free... View Closer to the ocean, yet not quite there. A secret hideout - that kind of hideout we all need sometimes... View Cecilie Harris captures cover boy Louis Baines for BBG Issue 15. A boy that pulls at the human strings in... View Allowing ourselves to escape sometimes is key to our happiness. In our fashion cover story with @louis.baines , we rediscover... View ‘I didn’t see the Dylan I see now or really come into myself until I was 23. I hid everything... View ‘I think you should put some pressure on yourself in leaving behind a good legacy. I think you owe it...