Men’s Fashion, a mirror of our times

The transformations of contemporary men have never been so out there for everyone to see as today. The runways of London, Milan, Paris have acted as a magnifying glass pointing at the changes in our society.

The main themes: inclusiveness and freedom of expression, sustainability and respect for the environment, high quality and technology for comfortable but sophisticated fashion.

The Autumn/Winter 2020/21 collections show the consecration of a hybrid style with no more gender and function, from Art School (the London brand adored by the LGBT community) to Stefano Pilati for Random Identities, from Gucci to Louis Vuitton to Givenchy.

Stefano Pilato @Giovanni Giannonni / Louis Vuitton / Givenchy

Conscious fashion introduces recycled and recyclable materials, natural and cruelty free. Faux fur, eco-leather, upgraded waste products, and alternative fibres are the answer to an increasingly pressing need to protect the environment and the creatures living in it.

Emporio Armani / Dolcce & Gabanna

From a stylistic point of view, alongside work wear (suits and boots that also refer to the military world), sportswear (the always-tailored by Pitti Uomo), and outerwear (with part way up quilted jackets between the Arctic Circle and inter-space) we find a formal classicism, a return to the origins with traditional pieces revisited for the modern man. Fine, innovative fabrics, clean lines that often look to the East, such as jackets with kimono closing, haute couture workmanship and cuts: quality above all.

Ermenegildo Zegna / Balmain

The English-style Prince of Wales and Pied-de-poule coats, capes, ponchos, shawls are next season’s real trend is the tartan blanket effect.

Dior Homme / Etro @Etro / Bethany Williams

Double-breasted jackets combined with turtle necks, velvet suits that softly envelop the silhouette: the mood is relaxed, comfortable but refined.

Berluti / Kiton @Vogue.com/ Etro @Etro

For the evening, tuxedo jackets in seasonal colours such as mustard and snow white with contrasting lapels with long tips, black on leather and metallic and glittering fabrics to liven up the darkness of the night.

Brunello Cucinelli @Vogue.com / TOD’S / Hermès / Brioni @Vogue.com / Alexander McQueen @Vogue.com

By Elisa Nascimbene for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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