The collections have just ended in New York, moving onto Europe, where the Old World is showing off its take on dress.
Many designers sprinkled menswear details into their women’s collections, as they often do, but a few brought out full-on menswear presentations. Think relaxed and fun styling for the boys to play in.
Out of the cacophony of the tents some distinctive menswear direction emerged when it comes to men in fur.
The quintessential man’s fur staple – shearling– made an expected appearance. The looks went from the traditional outer-leather with exposed fur collars and lapels to full on wooly concoctions. The result is surprisingly masculine and very wearable.
To keep up with conventions, shearling also served up as a nice trim.
Menswear’s ‘touch of class’, the little fur trim for tailored looks, was as discreet as it was omnipresent. From short to long hair, every fur type was used… but always in good taste.
Menswear this season took some risk too. Riding the greater fashion wave, larger fur items came up on the runway.
Hats, scarves and other accessories are becoming a menswear norm. Their utilitarian factor allows for a greater mass-appeal.
What was unusual though, was the use of rabbit this season.
Other designers brought in fur/leather biker jackets and peacoats, channeling Urban fashions and serving it to the average Jo.
The result: good old American sportswear, good for everyone regardless of age and profession.
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