Menswear Trends for this Fall/Winter 2013 Part 1

We’ve had a great mouthful back in January of what the trends would be like for this coming up Fall/Winter season, so here we are talking about our favourite top trends on menswear, from Burberry Prorsum to the French Louis Vuitton and ending with the Italian Maison-Valentino.


But what are exactly the trends we are going to see in the major flagship stores in the capitols of the world? Let’s start off with one little recent obsession of ours: Animal prints.

THE ANIMAL INSIDE
Leopard spots, Tiger, even Giraffes big patches, you name it! Animal prints seem to have grown and captured the hearts of the fashion lovers, and from this winter coming it’s cool for guys to go around with a coat all covered in Cheetah’s spots. You might have thought that it was something exclusive for the brave Steven Tyler and such a like, someone who would be able to pull it off thanks to their rock-glam background, but you couldn’t be any more wrong as Burberry Prorsum just made an entire collection about the animal prints look cool for everyone; they bring the love-spots everywhere. Covering whole jackets, or as a little collar detail for the ones who don’t feel like daring too much: either way. Embrace such trend until it lasts!
Other brands such as Louis Vuitton and Yohji Yamamoto also had a few pieces of their collection entirely dedicated to the animal prints. It’s seriously the way forward.

FLORA
It’s the power of flowers, and in all honesty I’m a bit baffled about it as it’s a very spring-y trend, but against all the odds crazy-duo Dolce and Gabbana totally went for it with their Fall/Winter 2013 collection, creating visually beautiful prints on sweaters and blazers. A composition of flowers that look like paintings. French maison Louis Vuitton also took a similar approach by applying a wonderful floral print to their coats and blazers. Especially made for all the nature lovers and green-thumbs out there.

GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND COLOURS
This is getting all very interesting, as the main brand who took this inspiration was Icebergyou have to remember their collection for it – as the brand creates beautiful abstract paintings, playing with colours and shapes and “installing them” together in fabric. There’s not a very specific rule to that, we just see splash of colours and triangles, squares or rectangles and a lot of creativity. All in different colours, that’s what I like about it. Very arty and sharp, this will be fashionista approved. Other brands who took such inspiration were Jil Sander and Giorgio Armani.


LET’S FUR IT UP!
Now this is usually a very recurring trend, we see this coming back and fading away in the catwalks, but overall it’s something that never disappears from the major fashion streets of the globe. People either love it or hate it, you get many protesters going totally against it and protesting, but fur will always be used in fashion and we see Parkas and jackets with fur details on the hood or the collar, full-coats made of Fur – Valentino made an incredible coat made of fox – and accessories such as bags and satchels 100%fur-made to make everything look extra luxurious. Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Canali are the major brands who displayed such big and recurring trend.