From fierce fighter pilot to laid-back mechanical chic, designers are showing no signs of expelling the utilitarian all-in-one from their menswear wardrobes any time soon. A bold fashion statement that steals the style of workmen in their warehouses, we predict a strong Spring/Summer 2017 trend for jumpsuits and boilersuits.
Left to right: Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Junya Watanabe
With a rather damp summer so far in Paris, we welcomed rainwear on the runway. A SS17 essential, sheer at Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, monogrammed at Louis Vuitton and classic yellow at Gucci.
Left to right: Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dries van Noten
Jackets round the waist
A subtle styling detail spotted at Ami and Sacai or with a fresh conceptual twist at J.W. Anderson, the jacket tied around the waist was a surefire sign that cool nonchalance is making a comeback this season. Think Kurt Cobain's signature shirt checkered shirt slung low around his waist.
Left to right: Sacai, J.W. Anderson, Ami
As for mid-season jackets at Prada, Versace and Juun. J, the windbreaker and the parka came in all chromatic shapes and sizes: light parachute-style at Juun. J, printed and tied around the waist at Prada, and hooded at Versace.
Left to right: Juun.J, Prada, Versace
Super short shorts
Not seen since the 1970s, could the ultra short be about to make a comeback for next summer? The jury is out, but while we’re waiting on a fashion consensus, it’s worth noting that we saw pyjama-style versions at Fendi and Comme des Garçons Plus and super short retro sportwear at Gosha Rubchinskiy.
Left to right: Gosha Rubchinskiy, Fendi, Comme des Garçons Plus
It’s the color surprise of the season. Yellow accents or even bolder color-blocking lit up the summer catwalks at Hermès, Gucci and Alexander McQueen.
Left to right: Gucci, Hermes, Alexander McQueen
Neutral linen tones and sandy shades were a dominant element of the tailored looks at Dries Van Noten and Alexander McQueen and the casual military-inspired pieces at Valentino. A quintessential look for summer.
Left to right: Dries van Noten, Valentino, Alexander Mcqueen