While you're out relaxing at the beach and soaking up some sun, the fashion taste makers are already hard at work deciding what menswear trends are going to be must-haves for Spring 2013. London started off the men's fashion weeks with its first ever stand-alone menswear fashion week. Prince Charles kicked off this momentous fashion event with a soiree at St. James Palace. With it's young up-and-comers, London Fashion Week provided a glimpse into what the edgy downtowners are going to be rocking next spring. Milan's Fashion Week is almost coming to a close but not without it's own surprises such as Dolce & Gabbana's model-less runway show. Read on to check out the Spring 2013 must-have trends.
1. Pink: Real men wear pink! Or at least the fashionable ones will next spring. Pink popped up in multiple collections both in London and Milan. Whether it be in the form of subtle pink plaid such as that shown at Alexis Mabille or in the more fashion forward form of sleeveless blazers and gladiator sneakers seen at the Versace show or somewhere in between such as the pink jerseys shown on the Topman runway. Whatever your sartorial preference make sure you remember to incorporate some pink into your looks next spring.
Seen At: Versace, Alexis Mabille, J.W. Anderson, E. Tautz, Topman, Moschino
2. Metallic: Burberry, always the trend-setting brand, started off this runway trend by showing some type of metallic fabric in almost every single one of its looks. From metallic blue iPad cases to full on fuchsia metallic trench coats (both of which are available for pre-order on the Burberry website), Mr. Bailey gave every guy a way to incorporate this trend into his Spring 2013 looks. Even though a show full of metallic items might sound a bit out there, this was certainly not the case at the Burberry show. Thanks to the brand's emphasis on tailoring and fit, each look was extremely wearable and could easily transition from the runway to the streets. Other brands that also showcased this trend were Roberto Cavalli who showed metallic blazers and pants and Versace who showed metallic bomber jackets and parkas.
Seen At: Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, Versace
3. Leather: Usually though of as a fall/winter staple, leather appeared in multiple Spring 2013 collections. From a bright green leather jacket at Carven to brown leather shirts at Valentino, every guy should invest in some good leather pieces for Spring 2013.
Seen At: Carven, Valentino, Belstaff, Alexander McQueen, Fendi
4. Printed Suits: Suits should be a staple in every guys closet but sometimes the standard black, navy and gray suits can get a bit boring. For Spring 2013 designers injected some new life into the typical suit by showing printed suits. Etro showed suits in bright, bold prints whereas Bottega Veneta kept the prints a bit more subdued but equally as exciting.
Seen At; Etro, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Moschino