A total print makeover: checks were not only shown in abundance, but also at their purest on the catwalks during menswear fashion weeks, with statement check coats and oversized check capes.
NICHOLAS DALEY FALL/WINTER 2020
Nicholas Daley (this year’s LVMH Prize menswear finalist) channels Afrofuturism and psychedelia for FW20. The collection also saw Daley present a number of eye-catching collaborations. Showing the designer’s ongoing commitment to supporting local craftspeople, including an exclusive wool/jacquard fabric from silk weaving mill Vanners. As well as two subtle mohair checks from Scottish tartan maker Loch Carron.
PRADA FALL/WINTER 2020
Fo the Future of Menswear, Prada for FW20 came out. Many coats were on show and match with the brands ethos of elegance. Colours have been created to harmoniously compliment each other. The rediscovery of strong colours, were placed on dark coloured shirts The fabrics for this season have received a lot of attention; almost all are connected with a low environmental impact.
BETHANY WILLIAMS FALL/WINTER 2020
Bethany Williams Autumn Winter 2020 collection presented during London Mens’s Fashion Week was a strong mix of unisex looks ready to shape the trends to come.
A naive style, a primitive representation approach with remarkable conceptual and technical simplification. Bethany Williams has entered the domain of saturated and fierce colours this season. Really great coats, as one example—one made of patch-worked plaid blankets with the fringe running down a lapel.
Bethany Williams’ autumn winter celebrates motherhood, children and families. The designer, (who just won the British Fashion Award for best emerging Menswear designe), takes advantage of this increased visibility to raise public awareness of the growing number of homeless children. From here, on the catwalk we’ve seen designs inspired by the concept of nourishment, comfort and refuge. Sustainable clothing, made with recycled sheets and techniques such as quilting and patchwork.
DRIES VAN NOTEN FALL/WINTER 2020
Dries Van Noten’s ’70s universe reigns supreme for FW20: florals meet plaids meet animal prints. The designer doubled down on his floral messaging and print mixing at his latest Paris Fashion Week runway show. Stoking the bohemian aesthetic with the help of plaids, animal prints and sumptuous textures. A dark abstraction of perceived Hawaiian floral themes, animal prints and pictorial prints of tigers.
ETRO FALL/WINTER 2020
Etro dreams of the return of the country gentleman to Milan Fashion Week.
Two pieces suits, tweed jackets, knee high boots and even capes for the brand’s autumn winter 2020-2021.
Kean Etro sends country gentlemen on the catwalk, who look like horsemen who have just returned from a tour of the property, with tweeds and other wools, knee-high boots and comfortable trousers.
The suits with sporty or tailored jackets, dominate the scene, even if it is difficult to ignore the cape, the long coats and the bomber jackets inlaid with the most loved embroideries of the brand. The jackets are made of wool or velvet, like the suits that seem comfortable pyjamas, in a brilliant and enviable royal blue.
GUCCI FALL/WINTER 2020
Gucci FW20 tackles toxic masculinity and gender identity. To celebrate Alessandro Michele‘s half-decade anniversary as Gucci‘s creative director, the brand held its first show on the Menswear schedule since 2017, during Milan Fashion Week. Baggy pants and boxy wool suiting was shown on male and female models alike, styled with handbags. Mary Jane shoes and Gucci’s latest technical running sneaker, to combat Western society’s “macho virility ideal.”
SACAI FALL/WINTER 2020
Sacai and designer Chitose Abe conduct their 2020-2021 Autumn Winter mens runway fashion show during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, in France. The opening group counts a padded jacket and matching legging, and skinny red check printed pants. Sacai’s FW20 is a medley of military and punk Inspirations.