Shearling coats, oversized cardigans, military cues and a spread of blooming flowers, umm… no we’re not describing Zoolander’s infamous costumes, we’re talking about the biggest menswear trends that surfaced from London Fashion Week 2016. Word of advice: Just don’t wear them all together.
The 1970s aren’t willing to give up just yet are they? With the shearling trim keeping winters warmer and jackets cosier, it’s a trend that’s well approved and here to stay. Leather bomber jackets, coats or all-shearling is the way to wear it. Just know, that faux shearling is totally acceptable.
Blanket coats, fur coats, oversized silhouettes, baby it’s cold outside and you’ll want to schmooze upto some cosy numbers. Dig deep into your dad’s wardrobe and pull out the chunky cardigans, particularly the shawl collar cable knit kind. For a fashion-forward take, think the long-line, ankle-grazing variety.
How to wear it: Forget the trousers, these coats are to paired with joggers, track pants, knit trousers and jeans if all else fails. Got that?
If you’re still hiding under your hoodie to mask 2015’s hangover, lucky for you the hoodie is back. Not really ghetto style though. The year’s hoodie is best paired with military-inspired jackets and the smart athleisure kind. Think less Snoop Dog and more Adam Levine.
And just like a drill command, the runway says, march towards a utilitarian and functional look. While you can leave the camo print for the G.I.s, you should wear olive, khaki and desert beige. Pea coats, parkas, Napolean-styled jackets, and big bold buttons are what your field-notes look like for AW 2016. And we’re pretty sure AW 2017 too.
How to wear it: A pea coat over a tee and slim-fit jeans. And high top sneakers. Don’t ask, just follow.
Breathing some much-needed-life into your AW2016 wear, we have a delightful range of flowers and bugs. With #genderbending being the new norm, you finally have a reason to wear butterflies, says the Alexander McQueen collection.
How to wear it: A floral printed coat paired with a white shirt and straight fit pants with PU boots.
And here you have it, the biggest menswear trends spotted at London Fashion Week 2016. Are you calling bluff on any?
Image credits: WWD