Takeaway trends from Paris Fashion Week Menswear

March 22, 2019 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Menswear designers including Off-White, Acne Studios, Louis Vuitton
and Dior Homme unveiled their collections for the Fall/Winter 2019
season. While we saw many current trends such as streetwear, white
sneakers and plaid patterns will stick around for at least another
season, new elements like reptilian textures, fluorescent tones and
fleece fabrics are making their way into popularity.

EDITED compiled a list of the most prominent takeaways that
retailers should keep in mind. Self-expression is of key importance to
consumers, so much so that outspoken slogans are going to be in large
print on clothing, velvet is now a major factor to menswear, and
prints are going strong.

Louis Vuitton AW19, Catwalkpictures.com

Themes: expression and utilitarianism

We’ve seen graphic slogans in clothing before, but for Fall/Winter
2019, this trend has surpassed brand logos and turned into impassioned
slogans printed in large text. Olivier Rousteing’s phrase of choice
was “You only show my name not my story.”

On a different note, functionality has moved beyond comfort in fit
and pockets to utilitarian elements crafted into clothing. Designers
used chains, clips and straps as bold detailing elements.

Loewe AW19, Catwalkpictures.com

Prints: stripes, camo and reptile textures

Menswear is all about prints this season, whether it was Issey
Miyake’s large stripe details or Acne Studio’s mixed printed
backgrounds. We also saw plenty of camo patterns, as well as animal
prints or reptile textures reminiscent of current womenswear

Berluti AW19, Catwalkpictures.com

Fabrics: velvet, fleece and corduroy

Along with the usual suspects like leather and wool, new players to
the fabric game include textured materials, such as velvet or
corduroy. Used in coats, Berluti’s velvet created a luxurious feel,
quite contrasting to the functional appeal of corduroy used in
trousers. Soft fabrics like fleece and satin were also prominent on
the runways.

Colors: Neons, royal purple and crimson red

Menswear is embracing color, and lots of it. Multiple designers,
including Raf Simons and Off-White opted for head-to-toe looks. Colors
to pay attention to are neons like yellow, green and orange in
outerwear, and rich tones such as royal purple and crimson read for

JW Anderson AW19, Catwalkpictures.com

Shapes: relaxed fits

Regardless of specific shape, trends all point to relaxed,
oversized fits. Even down to detailing with double pockets, looser
fits are key. Off-White and Sacai showed drop shoulder T-shirts, while
others opted for oversized roll necks.

Off-White AW19, Catwalkpictures.com

Details: patches and contrast topstitching

Similarly to the exuberance in color palettes, detailing features
point to prominent, noticeable aesthetics. Designers showed
topstitching in contrasting colors and patches placed randomly onto
T-shirts, creating a casual aesthetic that allowed for a somewhat
loud, attention-grabbing result.

Main photo: MSGM all AW19 via Catwalkpictures