Modern fashion cultivates individuality and self-expression. Milan fashion week was a real proof of this fact. Never before such concepts as egocentrism, eccentricity, eclecticism and personality have been used by fashion designers in their runway shows so prominently. The fashion week was all about “the ego”, “the I” and “the me”. We see that the contemporary fashion has various hues from masculine to feminine, it becomes more androgynous and the difference in clothes between men and women becomes more transparent. Let’s see the new tendencies in the upcoming collections for SS2016 which were presented in Milan by famous fashion designers.
Gucci menswear collection for spring and summer 2016
Alessandro Michele is a new creative director of the brand and, for sure, an authoritative influencer of modern fashion tendencies. The theme of his new menswear collection for SS2016 was the botanical influence. The flowers were almost everywhere. Michele used them in the embroidery, in various prints and even as a part of delicate lace patterns. Also we could see birds and butterflies on the sweaters, shirts and blazers. The colours of the collection are very bright and vibrant with strong influence of the 1970s. The shapes and the cuts also have the strong retro vibe and it means that retro style will be trendy again.
Being appointed as a creative director of Gucci in the beginning of 2015, Alessandro Michele has presented his debut womenswear collection, which was cheerfully accepted by critics.
A new menswear collection for spring and summer 2016 by Marni
Consuelo Castiglioni has brought a wonderful menswear collection to the Milan catwalk show. The choice of the colours is a real winner. Just see, the combination of royal blue, yellow and red looks excited. Retro-inspired shapes and lines create a charming effect. Sometimes the style looks awkward – ankle-length wide and slim trousers, oversized collars and chunky sandals styled with knitted socks, but whole idea of the collection is very interesting and fresh.
Consuelo Castiglioni, the founder of Marni, is responsible for the rise of “ugly” shoes style.
Prada menswear collection for spring and summer 2016
Miuccia Prada says that her new collection is post-industrial, post-pop and post-modest. She has presented it in Milan aiming for being more real and human. Tailored pieces played the leading role in the collection. Stitching details have been presented on the blazers and jackets as well as on the pants and shorts. Mini shorts in combination with traditional blazers create the raw exposure of the lineup. Quirky sweaters and jackets with bunny, rocket ship and motor racing motifs look funny. Miuccia Prada thinks that sometimes the fashion should be aggressive, loud and bold and proves this fact with her new menswear collection.
Some designers describe Prada’s designs “ugly”, but they still remain hugely desired by fashionistas for many years.
A new menswear collection for spring and summer 2016 by Dolce & Gabbana
In this collection the designers have combined mysterious oriental motifs and wonderful Italian tailoring. The collection included lace shirts with wonderful embroidery, boxy t-shirts, patched jeans, comfortable knitted sweaters, silk boots and printed espadrilles. The pieces were adorned with traditional Chinese prints like bamboo, swallow birds, peacocks, dragons and oriental foliage. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by Chinese Palace, which was situated in Palermo, so the mix of 2 styles was rather obvious. Adding new silhouettes and styles to the collection, the designers have used their traditional shapes and forms.
Top fashion designers have shown their menswear collections for spring and summer 2016 in Milan. The main tendency is to show the personality, feelings and thoughts. The clothes become brighter, more feminine and expressive. Famous critics and stylists describe fashion like a game. So, to be on trend, don’t be afraid of self-expression. Add some colours and prints to your everyday wardrobe, try unusual silhouettes and cuts and be stylish.