Learn the meaning of Chinoiserie. There so were lots of shout outs to China from the collections, with pyjama pants, silk t-shirts and even full suits cut from Chinoiserie. Nevertheless, the most popular way that we saw this type of print executed was on a series of bold, silk baseball and bomber jackets, most notably at Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Louis Vuitton. Go for knee skimming shorts – Even though we saw lots of sporty, Sevenites style thigh grazers on this catwalks, possibly the wearable shorts trend this summer is a thing marginally longer. The vast majority of shorts hit the knee length, and were tailored slim with no turn-up and pressed with a fold or cut from a thing more breathable, such as silk.
Patterns were large, but navy was the king color for the season. Neck it From left to right: Hermes, Officine Generale, Margaret Howell, Ami, Berluti. Besides your more conventional sun glasses and baseball caps, neckerchiefs will be the most crucial accessory for men the season. These were more common in the Paris shows, but were also an obvious feature in Milan and London – particularly tied or folded beneath a light-weight, cotton, crew necked jumper. Get yourself a leash that is Cuban – This season we’re awaiting the 50s and taking inspiration from the grandfather’s favorite short sleeved shirt. As temperatures rise, ditch your thick knitwear and button down Oxford shirts.
For a much more spring proper look, don’t be reluctant to go bold. Pattern-on pattern – Usually during the show it becomes clear that one particular type of pattern will rule over all for the season – however no such thing emerged for spring/summer 16. Regardless if you go for matching pattern in top and bottom or two color complementary exploded prints, this key to pulling that this off is exercising restraint where it is needed. Keep your accessories solid coloured and ideally in blank canvas shades such as navy, black or white, and let that large daring print speak for itself.
Summer’s a grey area – Typically this warmer months invite an explosion of color on this catwalks – but for Spring Summer 2016 designers seemed to unanimously decide on a more subdued palette, using grey topping this list as this most widely seen hue. Sure, it is a color that all men have from their wardrobe already, but next year it is about how you wear it: varying shades and patterns of grey should be worn all in once to create an appearance that is big on texture. Get some greens – Green has been around for a few seasons now, however this season it is booming. While we’ve previously seen green as a head-to toe outfit in the same shade, for S/S 16 we’ll see the shades split up and mixed together.