Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2012. From Left to Right: Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Burberry Prorsum, Dries Van Noten. Photos courtesy of style.com
January 26, 2012.
The end of winter break means the beginning of a new runway show season, and we find ourselves giddy at the recent designer collections—of course, the Chanel couture was stunning, but let’s focus on the menswear first.
The trend on our minds: pairing neutrals with navy. Fashion insiders fawned over Kim Jones’s second collection for Louis Vuitton, where traditional met modern with 70’s inspired luxury wear and larger-than-life scarves. Burberry’s Christopher Bailey meddled with the intricacies of Navajo print that included contemporary twists and mustard-meets-neon color schemes. Alexander McQueen continues with its tailored precision and military-centered three-piece suits, as Sarah Burton evolves the line into a main stage constant. But la crème de la crème trend explores the overlapping of neutral palettes with navy, and Dries Van Noten does it best.
Okay, you might be asking yourself, these trends look snazzy, but how the butt am I supposed to apply them to my own wardrobe?! No worries. Below are some more realistic options to add to your closet.
Chambray Shirt, H&M, $30. Swiss Brief, Jack Spade, $375. Striped Tie, H&M, $25. Stone Wash Chinos in Navy, Zara, $26. Two-Toned Ankle Lace Boot, Zara, $30. Resin Jacket, Zara, $50.
What do you think? Which other menswear trends deserve attention from PFW?