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.

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Above left: Cassablanca SS20
Above right: MSGM SS20

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

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Above left: Saint Laurent SS20
Above right: Celine SS20

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