AW16 Trend Update
From tonal minimalism to punky-infused streetwear, Topman’s AW16 collection takes London street style global.
Drawing inspiration from pared-back Scandinavian style, the Icelandic trend is all about ice-cold minimalism and considered design. Leave the logos and loud graphics to one side, instead look to pale colours and washed-out outerwear to construct understated layered looks.
Punk references collide with streetwear silhouettes in the latest drop of Topman AAA. The collection is designed in our New York studio specifically for our US audience, and for AW16 it’s moved away from slick monochrome to embrace reds, prints, patching and pop culture slogans.
Is it a trend or a menswear movement? Whatever you call it, the mixing of conventionally sporty items with traditionally smart pieces is altering the way we view dress codes. To knock this look out the park, you simply need to ignore all the old sartorial rules and get to mixing-and-matching tailoring with track – start by pairing smart suit pants with a sporty zip-up top.
Practical detailing, hints of camo and military-influenced pieces make up the AW16 Modern Utility trend. The backbone of the trend is the colour khaki, which is good news for us guys, as it’s flattering, easy to wear and it pairs well with most items in your closet, including everyday staples such as grey sweats and blue jeans.
Authentic knee rips, wider-leg cropped pants, layering short sleeve tees over long sleeve tees – these are all looks that originated in skating but have ended up in fashion. These laidback styles and relaxed fits are set to stay on trend throughout AW16, so it doesn’t matter whether know your kickflips from your railsides – you need to make room in your closet for these imports from the skate scene.