Although men’s suit fashions have altered over time, many of the suit cuts remain the same. However, fashion week updates the way men wear their suits: whether they dress them down or dress them up, whether they wear classic shoes or trainers, whether they are clean shaven or sport some stubble and much more. Many of our trends trickle down from the runway without our ever knowing it. Check out this year’s London Fashion Week, Men’s Runway Style.
Burberry’s men’s suiting range used a neutral colour palette of greys and its famous beige this season. Many of the suits were military inspired with belts and cross body ribbon details. Buttons were a big hit too with some closures sporting as many as three buttons in a horizontal row. For some of the more daring looks, Burberry opted for a peach double-breasted jacket and trousers with t-shirt and trainers as accessories. Take a look at some of the highlights.
The Alexandra Moura runway saw suit cuts and fabrics in surprising configurations. From floral patterned three-piece (with the third piece being a matching jumper) suits to denim suits to sack-like double-breasted jackets and skirt/short combos with trainers. Slouchy and ill-fitting seems to be the cut of this season. Cropped trousers, boxy suit jackets, trainers, and prints: take a look at the Alexandra Moura runway looks.
Jackie JS Lee
This season Jackie JS Lee mostly made women’s suits, which were sleek in cut, somewhere between the 1920s and 1940s in muted colours and mints, creams, taupes, burnt oranges, pinks, and greys, but the menswear looks were more colour block trousers and button-ups, jumpsuits, and space-age suits. The gender lines are blurred in this collection. However, a single runway suit resembled a more traditional cut, and that was a single breasted navy suit with low-slung front pockets and an even notched lapel. The fabric is two-toned with the front being navy and the back being grey. What do you think of this men’s collection? Do you see these looks going mainstream anytime soon?
Models wear J. JS Lee. From Instagram.
The Dunhill London show for Paris Fashion Week saw oversized single breasted jackets (that resembled the look of a double-breasted counterpart) with slim-fitting trousers and matching coats draped over the model’s shoulders.
These looks are in direct contrast to their London Fashion Week counterparts in which the suits looked ‘very British.’ We saw tweeds, tartans, muted colours, and English-countryside chic at every stitch. Jumpers with tailored trousers were very popular. Which suit styles do you prefer?
Private Policy and StaffOnly
More oversized, boxy cuts seen at the Private Policy and StaffOnly runway.
Apron-suits, fancy fabrics, and Asian-inspired suits – and men’s cropped top suits? Alex Mullins pushes boundaries. We also see bum bags as the go-to accessory. What do you think of these looks? Florals, prints, and Jackson-Pollock-esqe fabrics! Also, sandals, trainers, and tie-dye!
Cropped trousers, slouchy suits, neutrals and pastels, and espadrilles marked the Chalayan runway looks this season. Take a look.
Even though much of the collection uses see-through plastic shirts and trousers, A-COLD-WALL did debut some suit looks.
Oliver Spencer has some interesting men’s tailored double-breasted suit looks this fall season. Thick, rich fabrics and patterns and some unique shirt options.
Liam Hodges plays with pattern and fabric this season whilst keeping classic yet-oversized suit cuts.
The LCFMA18 show during London Fashion Week featured various designers. Here are some highlights.
The DAKS runway show looked like the men stepped straight out of a Monet ‘Le déjeuner des canotiers’ boating party picture. The suits are classic and airy with straw boating hats to boot.
Tell Us Your Opinion
Which of these men’s runway looks would you wear? Which of these do you think are best left on the runway? We know our picks! Let us know your opinions in the comments. What do you think of this new suit trend where you trade in your shoes for trainers and your button-up for a t-shirt? Have a special occasion coming up? Contact our tailors today to discover your style.
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