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Mens fashion ready-to-wear 2012-2013

fashion & stylenews

19 September 2012

Mens fashion 

Fashion is the world which neves ceses to evolve and bring us different new collections every season with a multiple universe inspiration source. It is true that when talking about fashion, many think of women, but this year, the men are invited to discover the beneficial effects of fashion, pleasure of looking after their look and of putting the emphasis on their masculine beauty.

The man of the year 2012-2013 doesn't please himself only with offering clothes as gifts to the beloves one but he learns to "delight himself" and to show his capacities of seduction thanks to the panoply of the astounding collections put at his disposal by the designers.

If you are one of that men who tries to alloy comfort and elegance, you can visit, for example, the site of one of the chicest British male brands:

Marks & Spencer

to have an idea of the new trends to come and to discover the new collections which answer perfectly to the season's brand spirit marked by diversity and luxury.  

The Fashion Week Homme of Paris and that of Milan allowed us to assess big emergent trends for Autumn / winter 2012/2013. In Paris, collections start from mantles to pieces inspired by the most strict military wardrobe, with silhouettes with the strongly padded shoulders and unusually high sizes. As for the runways from the Fashion Week Men in Milan, Italian trends were marked by the emergence of the coloured collections, among which the fluorescent, the pink and the green lemon. Influence of the designers varies between the 60s fashion years and the 19th dandy trends.

Concerning the used materials, the leather and the shearling were omnipresent on the catwalks. The leather proved to be the star of the runways for this season. At DSQUARED2 or Versace, is to be noticed the strong presence of the leather jackets livened up with gold nails and with chains for a key rock assured. The models of Emporio Armani wore black leather gloves and leather waistcoats, as for Jil Sander, the trend was in the glossy leather trench. The shearling was also present at ALEXANDER'S MCQUEEN'S, Nicole Farhi, Vivienne Westwood and Bottega Veneta. Versace created the entire event by making his models carry raspberry leather topcoats, as for Roberto Cavalli the same piece was in lime finished in brown leather tones.

Pieces, styles and main trend colours of the season:

The Mantle:

In Milan as in Paris, mantles were obvious on catwalks. To Yves Saint Laurent, Dior Man, Mugler with luxurious variations in silk jacquard and the Japanese creator Yohji Yamamoto who turned the mantle into topcoats in a covering manner style.    

Military style:

The masculine ready-to-wear clothes this year had a strong military inspiration: Dior man introduced collections marked by camouflage colours, with an invitation you to try less strict cuts and to give in to the temptation of the sportswear; military uniforms with costumes in green officer, the shirt, the tie, glasses, the cap are necessary. Balmain rather bet on metal buttonson the jackets of Russian uniforms. The centerpiece of the season is the bomber jacket, introduced to Lanvin, by Christian Lacroix with a reversible version, by Louis Vuitton with silky varieties and also by Viktor and Rolf with padded shoulders and adorned with leather details.  

Colour block trend:

The colour block is the other big masculine trend this year: T-shirts, trousers and other clothes show their palette of bright and lively colours. Colours aren't any more a trend reserved for the women; the men also see it in a coloured manner. The red was omnipresent in Paris: at Viktor and Rolf, Givenchy, Lanvin and Junya Watanabe. All the pieces shone with a flamboyant red: ponchos, raincoats (Lacroix) and the same trousers and leather jackets (Acne). You are going to dare this year the lively colours offered by Prada or Versace by carrying the fluorescent orange, the pink, the lime, the coral and all summer palette. Lively colours were also in honour at Roberto Cavalli, whose costumes and topcoats constituted the surprise of the fashion-week. On the contrary, to Hermès a lot of leather and very flexible rag, softened up, luxurious materials create a mood of well-being. Also we could notice dark colours: navy blue, dark green, hazel, united or combined.    

Relaxed dandy look:

The vintage has always been a trend in fashion and seems unremovable and inevitable in the masculine cloakroom. T-shirts, all types of sneakers and jeans are so many clothes which you can wear anyway. It is enough to top up a small scarf in vichy, shoes in cloth or a sportwear bag to have the look of a dandy ready to take back the way of the university or to the office... Gucci bet on a dandy trend with the new collection of the adorned dark velvet, very classy and oversized topcoats, short and gripped in the body jackets for a more dynamic aspect.  

Fashion sportswear / streetwear or the art of cool elegance:

This trend which rhymes with «chic - relaxed», the word of order of the 21th century, is omnipresent even in haute couture catwalks. It is a look which it is possible to adopt in all ages, styles and social classes. He links up comfort and pace for a true chic because it blends the codes of sportswear rather relaxed and comfortable to those of the world of blending style and accessories. The mixture of colours, of materials and of cuts remain the secret and the charm of this style forever in trend.  

Tiles and streaks:

Undoubtedly the masculine ready-to-wear clothes don't intend to get rid of these two motives of predilection: the tile and the streaks which decline under all styles: rock, dandy, chic, scamp and even sportswear. These famous motives are irrefutably class and well-trained. The star of the year: woodcutter's shirt; fastened up or zipped-up, a pocket or two playing on gradation or contrast, it doesn't cease renewing itself and answering all tastes.

From Christian Lacroix to Issey Myiake passing next to Chloé or John Lawrence Sullivan, the strong presence of streaks, tiles and of colourful acidulated forms acidulated in men's fashion is at its peak. Therefore, don't hesitate to take out your big game of tile and streaks, definitely masculine and virile!    

The market of fashion and of big masculine luxury is in development and invites you to use widely the creations and elegant collections by displaying all your masculine beauty and your power of seduction. It belongs to you to play now!