Top 5 Best Fashion Trends In Summer For Men’s At the beginning of every January and June, the world’s fashion press and buyers decamp to the international capitals of culture and commerce – London, New York, Paris and Milan – to take in all the new wares from the world’s biggest and most important designers.
With the Spring/Summer 2020 season now shoppable, a halcyon land of satin overcoats, oversized preppy shirts and boxer short-style shorts awaits, and its time to sort what you and I will be wearing for the rest of the year. To give you a head start on the trends that most struck a chord – and to help you cut through to the stuff you need to know and, in turn, avoid the stuff you don’t – here’s our edit of all the big Top 5 Best Fashion Trends In Summer For Men’s
Satin: it ain’t just for drapes
The ultra-close weave of satin helps it achieve that glossy, liquid surface it’s best known for. A favourite of womenswear designers back in the Fifties, for Spring/Summer 2020 the menswear contingent has given the fabric a fresh new lease of life in the form of lemon-hued macs at Chinese brand 8on8, regal frock coats at Charles Jeffrey, sleek shirts and harem pants at Saint Laurent and satin-y cropped jackets at Zegna. Top 5 Best Fashion Trends In Summer For Men’s
Look to New York-based brand Sies Marjan’s satin shirts for an easy route into the trend. The trend, however, really came into its own in Paris, where designers ranging from Mark Weston at Dunhill, to Kim Jones at Dior sent out tailored satin suits and overcoats which felt as louche as they did elegantly. The trend was at it’s most extreme and futuristic at Balmain, while the satin shirts and trousers at Dries van Noten and Loewe felt wearable and chic.
Wear your boxer shorts as shorts
You’ll no doubt be aware of the current season’s short shorts trend, but for Spring/Summer 2020 the designers have taken the whole look up a gear by imbuing the trend with an altogether more floaty and, ahem, intimate aesthetic. SS20, it seems, is all about wearing shorts that look like, well, silky smooth boxer shorts. The best could be found in shirting fabrics (matched with button placket vests) at Prada, satins at Kiko Kostadinov, Versace and Giorgio Armani, and floaty light pieces of cotton at E Tautz and Fendi. A high-summer, weekend-only trend, this. Top 5 Best Fashion Trends In Summer For Men’s
Nineties-style cargo trousers
Part of a wider utilitarian trend, men’s cargo pants most clearly made a comeback in Liam Hodges’ (super-accomplished) collection. Whether with drawstring ties for a more cinched waist or loosely flowing with larger-than-life pockets, the cargo is Hodges’ trousers of choice. Then there were cargo pants at Qasimi, Fendi and Stella McCartney, where they came in earthy tones, and at JordanLuca, where they were billowing with risqué slits.
When wearing your own cargo pants think “All Saints at their peak”, rather than “Ray Mears climbing a peak”. The best cargo pants to be found in Paris were billowing and workwear-inspired at Lanvin and Louis Vuitton; chic and a close cut at Wooyoungmi and Dries van Noten. Top 5 Best Fashion Trends In Summer For Men’s
Sheer jackets, sheer coats and sheer shirts: it’s all about going see-through next summer season. From meshy trench coats, shirts and Mandarin suit jackets shown at Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace to filmy tracksuits at Qasimi and all-but-invisible rock star-ready T-shirts at John Lawrence Sullivan and Dsquared2, dressing in, well, the emperor’s actual new clothes has never been cooler. The Sheer trend was everywhere in Paris, too. From Organza bomber jackets and shirts at Dior and multi-layered tulle overshirts and cargo pants at Louis Vuitton to the see-through vests at Dries van Noten, the look was as sexy as it was soft.
Buy an oversized Oxford shirt
The return of preppy dressing has been on the cards for some time now, but for Spring/Summer 2020 the trend reaches full tilt. From the return of boat shoes and penny loafers to the proliferation of varsity blazers and rugby shirts, it was the oversized, panelled Oxford shirts shown at Prada, Chalayan and Liam Hodges that provided the most creative take on the trend we’ve seen thus far. The bigger you wear yours, we reckon, the better. Top 5 Best Fashion Trends In Summer For Men’s