Choose Loose: London Sets Menswear First Winter Trend

Oversize Trend at the London Menswear Fall Winter

An oversize approach to menswear will hide your figure, either fit or not, with pieces cascading from your shoulders and creating voluminous effects on your legs.

London Fashion Week, in its womenswear or menswear directed format, has always been recognized as a source of innovation, with design boundaries being broken and the reliably bizarre as a recurrent highlight in several catwalks.

This edition however, we were able to see a set of designers subtly turning their backs on the eccentric. Despite such a classical spotlight, there were prime changes set to menswear trends, and even the way men approach arming their wardrobe the following fall winter season.

An oversize approach to fashion will hide your figure, either fit or not, with pieces cascading from your shoulders and creating voluminous effects on your legs, in case you’ve skipped leg day. Some British brands began by embracing a loose style like Topman Design, flirting with a grunge aesthetic populating outfits inspired in the nineties, large and loose sweaters with heavy prints and denim pants with pockets were some of the pieces included. But oversize is not only a fabric-oriented design perspective in 2017, it can also be applied to padding, as in Craig Green’s looks composed by pants and jackets. The trend abducted both casual and comfortable options, with Astrid Andersen’s sportswear sporting super-sized silhouettes and JW Anderson keeping cuts stretched but expanding accessories to huge proportions.

 

Cut and color are the king of departments in the design arena, so for the second side of fashion, we saw a mix of the season’s predictable hues and a remixed version of natural shades. As we noted in our cover story, yellow was indeed the new black, as greenery followed closely with the solemn intention to fight for its title as color of the year. Fluorescent pink and orange were the complimentary splashes of London’s color palette, fulgurant choices that shined in Christopher Shannon and JW Anderson’s prints in application inspired motifs. Slightly innovating the chromatic proposal, Sibling added red, white and midnight blue in prints of geometric character.

Despite keeping it safer than in previous editions regarding its creative offering, London’s Collections for Men were not visually weak, with oversized and colorful confections taking the lead and setting a trend precedent that Milan, Paris and New York will plead to materialize or innovate (rival) with counter proposals, once all of the fall winter season events open their curtains.

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