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Key Menswear Trends for SS17

March 29, 2017

Fashion | by Elle Magill

Six key menswear trends inspired by fashion week, to update your wardrobe and bring you seamlessly into the new season.


Ice cream dream

Real men wear pink… and blue and yellow. It appears that the guys are not just taking back pink but they are re-branding all the pastel shades. This season, don’t be afraid to step out your palette comfort zone. But use with caution, use the shades only to accent your look to keep it wearable. The full pastel look is only for the brave.


Haider Ackermann spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Indigital.


Kenzo spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Indigital.


Walter Van Beirendonk spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Ronald Stoops.


Athleisure Collabs

In the wake of the resoundingly successful first collaborative collection, Alexander Wang and Adidas are set to release a second collection this spring. This is just one of the many collaborations to look out for this year; fashion week was littered with them. Comme des Garçons Homme Plus models were seen wearing a version of the Nike Dunk trainer this fashion week, after their successful collaboration with converse, who can blame them for cashing in on this trend? This season’s Vetements collection was made up entirely of collabs with big names such as Reebok and Eastpak.


NikeLab Dunk Hi x COMME des GARÇONS Homme Plus


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Vetements spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Indigital



Got you covered

Finally, something practical on the catwalk. Waterproof outerwear is no longer reserved for geography teachers. The spring/summer 2017 fashion weeks saw catwalks dotted with light waterproof parkas, macs and anoraks, ranging from earth tones to bright and eye catching prints. Invest in one to be prepared whatever the weather has to throw at you.


Lanvin spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Indigital.


Backpacker chic

In keeping with the athleisure trend, and to go with your new waterproof, consider investing a cool new backpack as seen at Louis Vuitton. Practicality is the way forward.


Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Indigital.


90’s baby

Step back in time but keep right on trend. This season, invest in vintage sportswear/ leisurewear like Fila (see a recurring theme here?) and some acid denim as seen in the DSquared2 show; and get your bucket hats at the ready.


DSquared2 spring/summer 2017. Photograph by Indigital.


Sunny Disposition

Yellow is the colour of the season, bold and sunny. Perhaps a little optimistic for a British summer, so use sparingly to add pops of colour to your look.



Words by Elle Magill