Boys will be boys

From colours and pat­terns to fab­rics and de­signs, the sea­son’s menswear de­notes light- hearted dar­ing.

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FROM London and Mi­lan to Paris and New York, the Au­tumn/ Win­ter 2016 menswear pro­vided plenty of dif­fer­ent takes on how guys should dress. Now that the sea­son is fi­nally upon us, we take a look back at what some of the de­sign­ers show­cased on run­ways and dis­tilled them into five solid trends.

Here is the roundup of the styles you must ab­so­lutely have in your wardrobe.

Check mate

The print is noth­ing revo­lu­tion­ary. Plaid, check or tar­tan – no mat­ter what you call it – has al­ready been used and abused nu­mer­ous times. That said, the mo­tif is wit­ness­ing a re­newed fer­vency in the world of menswear.

Dior pre­sented checks to a max­i­mum ef­fect in a range of out­er­wear. Bot­tega Veneta sim­i­larly chan­neled mas­cu­line el­e­gance, but with struc­tured and tai­lored pieces. Fendi how­ever, kept the use to a more re­laxed and ca­sual man­ner.

Knit wit

You can’t run away from knits when it comes to Au­tumn/ Win­ter. Whether in the form of sleek ribbed de­signs or more crafty, hand­made cre­ations, they add a cer­tain sense of must- have cosi­ness to the sea­son.

Prada pre­sented knits in the form of quilt de­signs – colour­ful and clash­ing. This was a far cry from Ermenegildo Zegna’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion, which was neu­tral and ur­ban.

Mis­soni, on the other hand, saw the ap­peal in the earthy and luxe.

On the bright side

Pink is in – once again. Whether you like it or hate it, the colour is mak­ing a def­i­nite come­back for men. Run­ways are seen awash with bright shades such as fuschia, flamingo and ma­genta – each jostling for at­ten­tion amongst rich de­signs.

Gucci’s ec­cen­tric ref­er­ence to the seven­ties for in­stance, was an over­load of pink. While Kenzo made a pow­er­ful state­ment by pair­ing it with graphic prints, Moschino went for su­per­sat­u­rated clothes us­ing the colour.

Bombs away

The bomber has emerged as the undis­puted king when it comes to wardrobe essentials. Whether worn loose in a ca­sual man­ner or shrunken ala 90s style, the jacket is a “one de­sign fits all” kind of cloth­ing item.

Ei­ther choose from Givenchy’s mod­ernised bombers with graf­fiti ac­cents, or opt for Burberry’s clas­sic de­signs in muted colours. The ones from Em­po­rio Ar­mani how­ever, have a more ath­letic, al­most mil­i­tary feel to them.

The shin­ing

In fash­ion, be­ing flashy is not nec­es­sary a bad thing. Don’t think of it as be­ing a showoff, but more in the sense of mak­ing a state­ment. Me­tallics has al­ways been a favourite trend, and it is mak­ing a come­back.

Ver­sace paid trib­ute to sports and space, with the themes meld­ing into one fu­tur­is­tic col­lec­tion. Foiled ny­lon in gold, platinum and rose- gold framed the bod­ies of Calvin Klein’s model on the run­way. Dsquared2 was seen send­ing out over­sized coats lined in me­tal­lic sil­ver.

One of the key trends for t


Dior Homme


Ermenegildo Zegna



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