Milan Fashion Week, usually awaited with much excitement, resonates and speaks the language of edgy Italian fashion style. LuxuryFacts lists 7 trends to bookmark from Milan Men’s A/W’20 runway
By: Tejashee Kashyap
Posted on: February 14, 2020
As menswear fall fashion moves from classic British to the house of chic Italian men’s style, the trends become grander, more rich and create a more standout moment. The spotlight on men’s fashion was started off by the celebration of 25th anniversary of Dsquared2, followed by the much-awaited shows from giant fashion houses - Gucci, Fendi, Prada. The runway diaries kept us glued to newer changes like recycled fabrics, deconstructing the idea of societal masculinity and an edgy interpretation between elegance and sportswear.
Here are 7 autumn/winter 2020 trends exclusively from Milan Fashion Week:
1. Reigning Corduroy
Corduroy is one quintessential cold-weather fabric that has witnessed time’s test. It doesn’t wither but evolves, and maybe, this is why it has proved to be a staple. Oversized corduroy overcoats, brilliant corduroy suits in vivid colours made the fabric a ‘cool’ one. MSGM, Gucci, Prada all made it do the rounds. Investing in some funky corduroy overalls or maybe, just one kind of wearable, would make you a trendsetter ahead of time.
2. Slaying in Shearlings
Shearling coats have remained as an obvious piece for the winters. Milan’s runway was flooded with these classics in a revamped and reimagined manner. At Armani, the shearlings were long-line and moody, whereas at Fendi, short shearling jackets owned the runway. Our advice? Stacking your closet with a good shearling is definitely a long-time investment.
3. Wrap it Up!
While watching a man decked up in a scarf can be quite intimidating at first sight, most men feel that styling this accessory might challenge the definition of manliness set by society. This additional fabric around the neck adds a strong element of style, especially a spark of much-required brightness in usual muted tonal winter wears. Scarves, be it loose oversized or extra voluminous, there would be no better place than Milan’s runway to learn how to be a trendy gamechanger. Armani, Fendi and Marni lead the way.
4. Heavy Chunks
From the big furry high-top sneakers in Dolce & Gabbana to the heavy-soled blue formal sneakers at Fendi, a pair of chunky shoes is a powerful element to elevate your look. It’s 2020 and if any part of your ensemble doesn’t resonate to the luxe streetwear, you may fall short of being an eyecatcher element.
5. Beige Bae
Beige should be one’s best friend, keeping in mind its versatile nature of being paired with anything and still managing to create its own definite aura. Building a wardrobe full of neutral colours is a great idea for any man and there can’t be anything other than runways to learn from. McQueen’s beige monochrome; Ferragamo’s monotone lessons or Fendi’s neutral tone gameplay proves that it’s okay for men to play it safe too.
6. Utility Craze
The utility trend has been on the news for good reasons. Always equipped with many pockets and focused on functional, men’s deep love for this style is quite deserving. Heavily pocketed vests, padded wearables and harness like drawstrings picked up pace in Milan. At Armani, classic overcoats featured highlighted pockets while Dolce & Gabbana’s multi-pocketed backpack-type flaps adorned many of the models.
7. Red Alert
Bright solid tones aren’t always easy picks. However, this scarlet red dominated Milan runways with some adorning head-to-toe styles. Not a very cakewalk style to incorporate, little experiments at times lead to interesting takes. Flowing in various shades of red, Armani’s contrast play of vermillion shows bright through overcoats; Marni’s easygoing monochrome look and Alexander McQueen’s artistic take on typical red suits produced some sterling results showing that ‘red’ might be a guy’s tool to play with.