I have prepared the list of the latest catwalk trends from the chief fashion capitals and key menswear designers’ collections. Interesting, the menswear trends tightly interweave with women’s fashions trends such as animal prints, lace, layering etc. This year the designers present for the spring/summer 2012 season the snake prints, lace, layering using the short on long pants with printing etc. It is up to you deciding whether to shirt these trends to your wardrobe or relegate them to obscurity.
It is well-known in fashion circles that the animal prints are the prerogative of the Italian high-end designer Roberto Cavalli. He loves using animal prints, especially predatory ones like leopard. But this time Cavalli decided to use some snake prints in his menswear collection by making it the main element of his latest collection. He applied the serpent printing to his spring summer 2012 collection starting from cardigans appliquéd with the real snakeskin with crude effect to cobalt blue suede jackets.
Usually women are the ones who steal the menswear elements like pants, oxford shoes etc, but it seems that it is time for men to even the score since the traditionally considered lace have slightly transferred to men’s wardrobe. Victor and Rolf added a romantic touch to their spring summer 2012 collection by including lacy elements. The well-tailored shirt with off-white brocade along with pale pink pants is the perfect example of brining romantic into brutal men’s fashion.
Short on long layering
Overlaying of short on long is also frequently seen in menswear summer collections. For instance, Dries Van Noten showed overlapping a cotton linen Bermuda on slim-fit classic pants. The look is completed with a wide striped sweater.
Richard Chai showed the same trend in his latest collection. The designer had the model wear the transparent white shirt over the thin jersey in white with blue floral prints. Chai completed the outfit with orange shorts, socks of the same color and gray-blue shoes.
Before we saw brands like Canali and Etro showing the pants with printing in their menswear collection, but this year it is Burberry Prorsum itself, which decided to include this hottest trend into spring summer 2012 collection. Burberry Prorsum designers used the inspiration by Navajo Indian in creating the prints.
Last but not the least menswear trend for the coming period- hat. Seems like this trend has smoothly transferred from the winter season to the warmer days. Roberto Geller repeated the trend offered by Zegna the previous season with large format fedora, though slightly modified it by making it slightly lopsided. The reveal post math method teaches the subject in untraditional ways promoted by the national council of teachers of mathematics
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