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Precision and pared-back silhouette­s bring clarity to a complicate­d world

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The 1990s have been an endless source of inspiratio­n for designers in recent years, whether it’s been a nod to the grunge, heavy metal or rave scenes, or a lust for the luxury logo. Entering 2021, it has been the decade’s preoccupat­ion with minimalism, driven largely by creatives such as fashion designer Jil Sander and designer John Pawson, that has been ticking style boxes.

For spring, menswear adopted a pared-back, precise and uniform-inspired approach to dressing. Prada presented straightfo­rward, unostentat­ious clothing as a casual antidote to an increasing­ly complex world. Suits and overcoats were imagined in a trio of charcoal tones, and fastened with a fuss-free row of buttons. When teaming with a smart shirt, be sure to style it sans tie. At Jil Sander, precision was also paramount, and silhouette­s were slightly elongated and square as the brand’s creative directors, husband-and-wife duo Lucie and Luke Meier, unveiled unlined wool blazers with generous pockets that sophistica­tedly skimmed the body, offering an informalit­y well suited to today’s largely office-free existence.

At Celine, a versatile accessory was essential – one that was both refined and roomy, with graphic details. The French maison’s largest version of its signature ‘16’ bag features striking metal hardware and a wide detachable shoulder strap, for maximum carrying ease. The only accessory you need to carry inside it? Direct your attention to a pair of Lindberg’s ultra-lightweigh­t titanium sunglasses, stripped back in design details save for their aviator-style frames. The styles recall the optical preference­s of chart-riding noughties Britpop stars. This is minimalism with maximum impact.

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Jacket, £2,410; shirt, £545; trousers, £825; shoes, £645, all by Prada. Socks, £30, by Pantherell­a
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 ??  ?? Above, jacket, price on request; top, £590; trousers, £750; bag, £2,400, all by Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane Left, sunglasses, price on request, by Lindberg Opposite, jacket, £1,590; apron top, £750; trousers, £690, all by Jil Sander by Lucie and Luke Meier Models: Akuol at Milk Management, Patrick Rom at Elite London. Hair: Chris Sweeney at One Represents using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Martina Lattanzi using Dior Backstage and Capture Totale Super Potent Serum. Interiors: Olly Mason. Photograph­y assistant: Jack Gray. Fashion assistant: Sammiey Hughes. Retouching: Rgberlin
Above, jacket, price on request; top, £590; trousers, £750; bag, £2,400, all by Celine Homme by Hedi Slimane Left, sunglasses, price on request, by Lindberg Opposite, jacket, £1,590; apron top, £750; trousers, £690, all by Jil Sander by Lucie and Luke Meier Models: Akuol at Milk Management, Patrick Rom at Elite London. Hair: Chris Sweeney at One Represents using Bumble and Bumble. Make-up: Martina Lattanzi using Dior Backstage and Capture Totale Super Potent Serum. Interiors: Olly Mason. Photograph­y assistant: Jack Gray. Fashion assistant: Sammiey Hughes. Retouching: Rgberlin
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