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Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a first look at the top collections exhibited across the Fall/Winter 2020-21 Men’s Fashion Week events.
Trendstop’s catwalk experts bring you the key collection highlights from the men’s European fashion weeks. The menswear scene evolves, rethinking gender codes, reinventing youth movements and fusing the traditional with the technical. Visiting London, Milan and Paris these essential runway looks will provide the inspiration for your next collection while our comprehensive, global catwalk coverage and accompanying trend galleries evaluate each trend’s commercial value and longevity, giving you the best possible basis for your decision making.
This week, FashionUnited readers get an exclusive insight into the influences behind three directional collections that will be informing menswear into Fall/Winter 2019-20 and beyond. A melting pot of artistic genres defines Homme Plisse Issey Miyake with the playful feeling continuing at Gucci’s masculine/feminine inspired presentation. A subtle softness is also applie to streetwear at Paria Farzaneh as menswear moves to incorporate alternative aspects of masculinity.
Homme Plisse Issey Miyake
For the third year in succession, Issey Miyake chose to show his Homme Plisse offshoot rather than his mainline collection. The colourful spectacle incorporated music and dance as models played double bass or hula-hooping down the runway. Vibrant shades and bold patterns put a playful spin on the clean lines and deconstructed tailoring. Experimentally proportioned pleated suiting featured cropped lengths in mismatched hues while gigantic parkas made up of triangular panels created ultra-voluminous silhouettes in graphic geometric prints.
Alessandro Michele looked back to his very first collection for the Italian fashion house, continuing his reconsideration of masculine characteristics. Michele’s unisex approach was introduced on androgynous models with remodeled womenswear silhouettes such as pussy bow blouses, skirts and blouses, rejigged in a menswear context. Childhood nostalgia came through in the school-style footwear and accessories while jeans came with grass stains reminiscent of youthful rough and tumble.
Blending heritage with forward-looking tech, Paria Farzaneh combined traditional Iranian prints with performance materials such as GORE-TEX and Thermore, developed in collaboration with Converse. Contrasting functional and modern recycled PET-based materials with handprinted organic cotton, Farzaneh’s padded, balaclava hooded jackets and combat silhouettes offer a gentler take on streetwear via natural dyes, irregular wood block prints and decorative piping.
FashionUnited readers can get free access to Trendstop’s Fall/Winter 2019-20 Key Themes Directions, a curated overview of the essential menswear directions from the FW19-21 collections. Simply click here to receive your free report.
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