Trend Report: Spring 2013 Menswear

Spring 2013 Menswear: Burberry: Metallic

Spring 2013 Menswear: Burberry: Metallic

When it comes to fashion trends, it’s not abnormal for men’s trends to closely mirror the trends seen for women. This is the case in terms of this spring season’s male trends. Color wise, it’s a good idea to stick to strong, bold colors like blues and red. Florals are always a popular print when it comes to ties and bowties.

A key idea to remember is that this spring season is all about color and pattern. There was hardly a place for dark somber colors on the runways. Take the Burberry collection for example. They introduced us to the spring trend of metallic colors and sheens.

Spring 2013 Menswear: Michael Kors: Stripes

Spring 2013 Menswear: Michael Kors: Stripes

A note for rocking this trend is to pair it with a bold, nonmetallic color. This creates a look of masculinity and control. It should be a stable in any Spring 2013 wardrobe.

Another spring stable this year is stripes. Striped patterns, mainly horizontal, were seen down the runway of Michael Kors. Now, horizontal stripes get a bad rep.  The myth is that they make one look large or wide. This isn’t always true. For example, well placed horizontal stripes can make a gentleman’s chest look broader and more muscular.

Spring 2013 Menswear: Valentino: Brown

Spring 2013 Menswear: Valentino: Brown

In addition to the metallic and striped trends, we see a shift towards the color brown. Many runways featured varying shades of brown in their spring collections. Designers such as Neil Barret and Valentino had stunning runways filled with varying shades of brown.

Spring 2013 Menswear: Alexander McQueen: Geometric

Spring 2013 Menswear: Alexander McQueen: Geometric

With a nod to the women’s collections of Spring 2013, there was an acknowledgement of geometric pattern on the runways. Designers such as Alexander McQueen and Dolce and Gabbana had an excellent display of tightly fit geometric patterns and bold graphics respectively.

It’s important to remember that the spring season is one of growth and color. This should be reflected in your wardrobe. It’s a good time to change up your wardrobe; to have a little fun, and take a risk or two.

So go out there, make an impression and stay fashionable my friends.

Josh M.

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