The Spring/Summer 2013 season is all about statement prints and bold colors, shiny fabrics, leather and relaxed silhouettes. This season it’s also all about layering. There are no simple ensembles. On the opposite, the tops are layered with vests and trench coats and long-sleeved shirts are worn under T-shirts.
Menswear Trends Spring/Summer 2013
From L to R: Maison Martin Margiela, Canali, Burberry Prorsum
From shiny suit fabrics to metallic finishes this Spring is all about the shine. Even shirts and shorts get metallic makeover. Pairing bold metallics with solids is a good idea as well as choosing only one item with metallic finish.
Another way to sport metallics is to opt for a subdued shiny suit in navy blue or pearl white and combine with a solid shirt. Brands Burberry Prorsum, Roberto Cavalli and Maison Martin Margiela went on to create metallic outerwear and even trousers and shirts whereas brands like Canali and Ermenegildo Zegna opted for shiny fabrics like satin.
From L to R: Salvatore Ferragamo, Canali, Costume National Homme
Stripes were all over the runways in both menswear and womenswear. They come in various colors and sizes as well as in various clothing items from trousers to shirts and sweaters.
Choose the bold stripes to make a fashion statement or opt for a classic striped suit, this is a versatile print that goes weel with classic as well as contemporary pieces.
From L to R: Dries Van Noten, Valentino, General Idea
Camouflage spotted at Dries Van Noten, Valentino and many other shows is another trendy print of the season. It can be worn in outerwear, trousers or shirts. At Valentino the camo coat was paired with classic pleated trousers and a matching handbag.
Dries Van Noten combined camoflage prints in different colors as well as added different textures like lace, satin and fishnet. Choose different complementing camouflage prints for the outfit but avoid matching the top and the bottom or it will look more like a uniform.
From L to R: Dirk Dikkemberg, Bottega Veneta, Canali
Florals took over menswear appearing on everything from ties to coats. Florals can be intimidating but it doesn’t mean you cannot try them. Opt for a tie in floral print and see how it goes from there.
Bottega Veneta offered a faded floral-printed suit which is a great way to wear florals subtly. Then there are sports jackets like this one from Dirk Bikkemberg in floral prints which is another way to incorporate florals into your Spring wardrobe.
From L to R: Viktor & Rolf Monsieur, Hermes, Ermano Scervino
Knitwear doesn’t always come to mind when we think of Spring but designers offer light sweaters for the season. They are worn over shirts or on their own. These are perfect for transitions between seasons and can be worn casually or formally with a suit.
There are more sheer versions as well as the sweaters with patterns and chunky knit. Pair them with jeans or pleated trousers and some casual footwear.
From L to R: Tim Coppens, Nicole Farhi, Michael Bastian
Quilting is also one of the trends spotted at Dries Van Noten, Nicole Farhi and Tim Coppens. It appears not only in jackets and vests but also in shorts and adds another detail to the outfit.
Nicole Farhi created a quilted blazer while Tim Coppens offered a short with leather pockets in dark blue.
From L to R: Alexis Mabille, Giorgio Armani, Duckie Brown
Denim jackets and blazers were seen at Giorgio Armani and Duckie Brown shows. They are casual and a bit controversial especially when paired with jeans.
To steer clear of fashion faux pas avoid pairing denim with denim better yet go for something different like in the outfit by Alexis Mabille where a dark denim blazer is contrasted by white pants.
From L to R: Alexander McQueen, Ermenegildo Zegna, Corneliani
White suit have been all over the runways and we cannot ignore them. Trouser suits, short suits, suits with matching white trech coats are all the rage for Spring/Summer 2013 and it’s no wonder since the white is such a summer-y color.
If you are choosing a casual suit gor for breathable fabrics and don’t be afraid to style it with the white shirt as seen at Corneliani and Diesel Black Gold. A more formal suit will look great with trendy loafers and a contrasting pocket square.
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