Tired of the color blocking and neon brights of the last season?
Well, luckily menswear trends have taken a sartorially stylin’ turn toward clean cut fabrics and graphic sharp tailoring as seen on the 2013 Autumn/Winter Milan & London Fashion Week runways.
Monochromatic color, greys and luxury neutrals were a prominent trend on the runways; with an emphasis on interesting cut and styling for a very modern update.
Yes, yes we know… these trends will only kick in later this year, but we here at CSquared like to be ahead of the pack and get you ready on how to wear these trends.
IS COLOR COMPLETELY OUT?
Gauche highlighter shades of last season are replaced by slick black, white, slate, chrome & grey ensembles. Colour is not necessarily out but minimalism is seeping through as seen at Kris Van Assche, Gucci & Neil Barrett.
A certain kind of grey was trending across the runways - Classic Grey. Looking at the photos, enough said. Understated, elegant and sleek restraint underpin this cool and masculine trend. The classic grey trend has some of the most wearable looks this season both for work & play.
HOW TO WEAR MONOCHROMATIC WITHOUT LOOKING DRAB?
You might be scratching your head thinking.. really??! It’s so easy to look boring and corporate in simply Grey black and white?
What if I can’t pull off minimalism and look like an 80’s salesman?
There are style tips that will keep those fears at bay.
As a bold stylin’ guy, you don’t ever want to look and feel like a stiff boardroom backdrop or straight out of a Tim Burton movie. And since most of our wardrobes are still drenched in multi-color items from seasons before, it might be hard for you to let go of those colourful accessories or statement items that you finally plucked up the courage to buy and invest in.
Do ease into the monochromatic trend by wearing only one item of color, in one place. Colourful and wildly patterned socks are the funkiest, easiest and fool-proof way to score statement style points while keeping the rest of the outfit classic & clean.
Image| Art Love Allister
CSquared at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2012 | SDR Photo
Wear classic greys, all white & neutrals with a loud pocket square, unexpected skinny belt, colourful shoe laces, contrast soles or pop of bright brogues for a flash of youthful defiance & mischievousness a la Nick Wooster. For the CSquared guide on how to wear the all white suit (year-round trend for 2013) click here.
Nick Wooster Street Style
Nick Wooster in Paris
Head to Toe Monochromatic with Grey brogues & contrast soles.
Lanvin A/W 2013/14 Milan Fashion Week
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