We have taken an in-depth look at 2014’s menswear trend offerings and carefully selected the ones that stand out as secured styles that are here to stay all year long. From Milan to London, Paris, New York and Rio, we have been front row to determine which are 2014’s Top 10 Menswear Trends.
While tailored suits and formal wear tend to be the norm, this year will see a lot more sporty and casual looks with exciting colors, prints and textures. If you are as intrigued as we are about the future of menswear, stay tuned as we unveil the must-haves for the Spring/Summer and the Autumn/Winter seasons.
Check with Checks!
Tartan, statement plaid and all sorts of check patterns are undoubtedly in trend. Although it is a very classic print that we have seen time and time again, in 2014 menswear designers stepped up their game and found fresh ways to reinvent and deliver new offerings to the runways.
Slazenger in Barcelona included sporty and peppy ones. While in Paris, Phillip Lim took it a step more modern with washed-out check patterns mixed with other prints and they were the print of choice for Louis Vuitton. Umit Benan showed nostalgic and dark pieces inspired by the Ottoman Empire, at the Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan. Other designers showing this trend in their collection are Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, David Hart, Josep Abril, Carven and Saint Laurent.
Florals Blooms this Spring
The floral trend in menswear is blooming and we have consistently seen all sorts of flowers, sizes and colors printed on jackets, shirts, shorts and other garments.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten was inspired by “pretty, but strange” flower prints he came across, while Frida Gianini’s floral prints for Gucci were also in full bloom during Milan Fashion Week, with colorful matching floral-print tailoring, collared shirts, equestrian-inspired leggings and outerwear. During Paris Fashion Week, Phillip Lim also incorporated flowers throughout his Spring Summer collection. Autumn Winter collections also saw plenty of floral patterns including Christopher Shannon, and 2nd Floor.
Patterns and colors are always exciting, fun and different but all white ensembles have made quite a mark on the runways for these upcoming seasons, both for spring summer and autumn winter. Experts agree that menswear is set to move in a more minimal direction over the coming years and this trend is proof of it. One thing we have learned from 2014 menswear trends is that a white suit is essential for your wardrobe.
With very different approaches to this all white trend for spring summer, Alexander McQueen played with fabrics and textures and even incorporated lace while Rynshu offered a punk rock vibe. Diesel Black Gold gave a twist with their use of leather. Emporio Armani’s collection was the ultimate example of this crisp all white trend and how it should be worn for spring summer including sartorial and sportswear pieces that fit perfectly. Other designers that went with this trend are Slazenger, Juun J, and Brazilian brand Auslander. In conclusion, the white-on-white trend works successfully, for those confident enough to try it.
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Here’s the complete list of the Top 10 Trends Menswear 2014
- Printed Jackets
- All White
- Bomber Jacket
- Floral Prints
- Double Breasted Jacket
- Rolled-Up Pants
- Polka Dots
♥ Monique ♥