Ataullah Al Farhan
Fashion industry is changing very rapidly. Recent years there are dramatic changes of men & women fashion trends. Finlay Renwick, Digital Editorial Assistant of Esquire, part of the Heartst UK fashion & beauty network identified best men fashion options to improve the style.
Loosen of trousers, but not too much
Last year was the year that fashion began to rebel against the antecedent slim and skinny silhouette, with wide legs and baggy fits finding a growing audience, this year is all about balance. Going with the general relaxation of tailoring that is sweeping the runways, new trousers should be unstructured and loose, but without resorting to extremes.
Outerwear gets technical
One of the biggest trends set to come across this year is the proclivity of technical materials being used in outerwear; with long coats, puffers, Macs and bombers, by the likes of Canada Goose and Norse Projects, all being hewn out of high-tech, waterproof materials that will keep cosy on the (sort of) Arctic streets of Britain. There’s even talk of combat trousers making a comeback.
Avoid the trainer hype machine
When it came to the great sneaker war of 2016, Adidas came out on top thanks to the huge demand for its BOOST technology (a spongey, textured midsole that sneaker heads can’t get enough of) and 2017 looks set to feature more of the same.
Choose velvet for formalwear
As one of the more regimented aspects of men’s dressing, formalwear has been elevated by the introduction of velvet as the texture of the moment. Buy in shades of black or midnight blue and pair with satin-trimmed trousers (black, of course) or, as Eddie Redmayne has done here, block materials (another fresh trend) and go all out velvet.
Skirting around the outer edges of the pastel trend that gained popularity last year, soft shades of pink will be a dominant colour in menswear, particularly once spring arrives. The trick, as with most ‘out there’ colors, is to pick one item in a washed out pink and let it do the talking; with trainers, t-shirts and sweats all equally suiting the shade.
Time of the tiger
Under the guidance of Alessandro Michele, Gucci re-established itself as a dominant force in the fashion landscape last year, utilizing bold colors, detailed embroidery and animal prints to create its own inimitable aesthetic. But while snakes and bees were the animals that found the most face time on the Italian label’s previous designs, this year it’s all about the tiger, taking over everything from wool crewnecks to leather bombers.
Invest in statement suede
Away from your more typical shades of tan, chocolate brown and tan, this year’s suede is going to be less formulaic, with shades of blue and red coming to the fore. A timeless piece that will only improve with wear, a bomber in a deep shade of blue should be on wish list when it comes to a big splash in 2017.
Athleisure, but with a collaborative twist
Sportswear has been a bit of a thing for a few years now, but 2017’s take on the trend comes with a twist: the high-end athleisure collaboration. While previous seasons saw upmarket brands go it alone with their active wear, the focus for an increasing number of labels like Vestments, White Mountaineering and Beams is to join forces with traditional sporting heavyweights like Adidas, Nike and Champion, resulting in some quality takes on heritage pieces.
Source: Esquire Fashion