We’re probably more familiar with all of the famous women’s fashion shows but there are a whole host of incredible men’s fashion shows that showcase the latest styles and trends of the season. Unlike the summer shows—where sportswear was the biggest trend to walk for men—tailoring and suits stood tall for winter.
Intrigued? Read on for the 5 best men’s fashion week shows for autumn/winter.
1.Daniel W. Fletcher
From launching a menswear label Daniel w. Fletcher in 2015, which was immediately bought by Opening Ceremony (who produced a capsule collection of eight of his designs for Spring/Summer ’16), to deciding, after several successful seasons showing at London Fashion Week, to take part in Netflix’s hit fashion competition series Next in Fashion – where he came an impressive second place – he’s a designer with talent and ambition in bounds.
He showed his first collection in his new role as menswear artistic director of Italian label Fiorucci, and today, on the first day on London’s first ever digital fashion week, he’s wowed us all once again, with the launch of a beautifully elegant, preppy genderless see-now-buy-now collection.
2.Polo Ralph Lauren
The clothes were an extraordinary reminder of Lauren’s great accomplishment of creating a brand that cast the glow of luxury and desirability on American sportswear, with its nods to English heritage, sports, and music. It also showed his strength as a booster of the industry at large, in which Lauren has played important roles behind the scenes with his involvement with his service to the Council of Fashion Designers of America and many invaluable charity initiatives.
“We are determined to be one of the leading sustainable designer lifestyle brands in the world, and this is a commitment we share with Lewis” Tommy Hilfiger said in a statement. “Since day one, Lewis and I have been on a journey to incorporate innovative production principles and sustainable materials into each of our collaborations. We are proud to accomplish new milestones every season.” The looks are fresh and full of that unique energy that is youth, between denim jackets and T-shirts, both oversized; gritty bomber jackets, sweatshirts, tracksuits, cargo pants, maxi bermudas and some military accents. Above all, there are three words that are a hymn to inclusiveness: “Style for all” , style is for everyone.
“The outdoorsman look is very American,” Todd Snyder said after his Fall 2020 show. “I feel the time is right for fashion to shift its focus to nature and the outdoors, [and] I wanted to do something authentic and real.” For the designer, that meant partnering with L.L.Bean, the original purveyor of outdoorsy gear, for his latest collection.Beyond the outdoor gear, there was suiting, like a herringbone version with an orange camo shirt topped with a strap vest with utilitarian pockets, like huntsman and fly fishers wear. For those in need of even more storage on the go, there was an XXL take on the brand’s famous canvas Boat and Tote that closed the show. It would be perfect for the wilderness-deprived suburbanite looking for a carryall that can go the distance (even if it’s just their daily commute). All in all, consider Snyder’s L.L. Bean outing the ultimate sartorial survival kit.
Neil Grotzinger’s MO is to design for those who share his own flair for sartorial theatrics—so why play it safe? For Fall 2020, the famously daring creative director behind NIHL took us to a provocative new place. With horror films and the link between legendary cinema villains and queer culture as his starting point, he cast each look as a character with sinister results.