Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear Trends from Milan + Paris Fashion Week

Left to Right: Canali, Umit Benan, Balmain
Left to Right: Canali, Umit Benan, Balmain

Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Trend: Military Chic

The military trend was kicked off this season with London Collections: Men, but that did not stop the momentum. Designers in both Milan and Paris brought a luxurious flair to the popular style motif. While Canali played it subtle with a safari jacket, Umit Benan fully embraced the theme, modeling styles off of revolutionary leader Che Guevara. Meanwhile, Balmain ventured to the desert for their splashy military themed outing.

Left to Right: Tiger of Sweden, Dries Van Noten, Giorgio Armani
Left to Right: Tiger of Sweden, Dries Van Noten, Giorgio Armani

Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Trend: The Relaxed Trouser

While the tapered suit or skinny jean isn’t going away any time soon, the relaxed trouser had a trendy moment this season. Reverting back to menswear classics, Giorgio Armani, who is known for his fluid shapes, was not alone. Tiger of Sweden and Dries Van Noten made simple but elegant statements with high-waist, relaxed trousers.

Left to Right: Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Les Hommes
Left to Right: Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Les Hommes

Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Trend: Silk Luxury

From Milan to Paris, printed silk fabrics contributed to a trending topic of fashion. Les Hommes embraced an opulent attitude, furnishing bomber jackets, shorts and tops of silk. Infusing his designs with Eastern influences, designer Kim Jones served up a dapper collection with retro references for Louis Vuitton. Meanwhile, Valentino offered its sports luxe take on silk with the use of bold, bright colors.

Left to Right: Saint Laurent, MSGM, Sacai
Left to Right: Saint Laurent, MSGM, Sacai

Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Trend: Plaids + Tartans

All hail tartan and plaid. Born to be manipulated, the classic print adapts to many colors and styles. Having a casual moment on the runway, plaid shirts were available in abundance when it came to Hedi Slimane’s spring-summer 2016 collection for Saint Laurent. Meanwhile, MSGM scaled up the print in rich dark hues for quite the outerwear moment. Sacai also dabbled in plaid, alternating it with buffalo checks for relaxed efforts.

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Left to Right: Dior Homme, Neil Barrett, Ermanno Scervino

Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Trend: Camouflage in Vogue

While many designers this season made a strong military statement with tailoring and details in construction, there were labels that injected well-rounded collections with a touch of camouflage for an urban indulgence. Dior Homme updated the preppy argyle print with camouflage, while Neil Barrett reworked it for a more intricate evolution. Playfully mixing prints, Ermanno Scervino embraced camouflage for the wow factor.


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