Each season designers pay homage to the Nineties, but now even more are doing it. Catwalk heroes Gosha Rubchinskiy and Kenzo are giving us old-school loose-fitting rave gear and streetwear while out on the streets, the puffer jacket (a Nineties staple) is slowly becoming the must-have jacket thanks to Supreme and Palace. Expect to see more in 2017.
When the sun comes back out next year, your shorts are going to be shorter than ever. Topman Design gave us cropped mid-thigh length styles, while Christopher Shannon reimagined the classic denim short. Bin the board shorts.
Before now yellow has been an understated and often overlooked colour in menswear, but 2017 looks set to be the year it shines. Replacing pink as that menswear must-have, shades of buttercup and lemon has been favoured by the likes of Gucci, Hermes and Alexander McQueen in their Spring/Summer ’17 collections. Get ready to go bananas for the colour.
High-waisted trousers and jeans aren’t just for the girls – 2017 will be the year boys get a chance to wear them too. Lemaire, Rick Owens and Gosha Rubchinskiy paired theirs with tucked in T-shirts. Follow suit.
Summer 2016 saw grey become the key colour of the season and for 2017, things are remaining neutral. Stone, slate and mineral will sit alongside your black and whites and cement themselves as #menswear staple colours. Versace, Bobby Abley and Fendi have all jumped on board and so should you.
Camo is back and it’s with a vengeance. You don’t just have to be fighting a war to don camouflage and urban adventurers everywhere will be getting involved. Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Valentino are the major designers who want us to be seen (or not seen) in camouflage next year.
Distressed denim is so 2016. 2017 is all about bleaching, thanks by and large to Gucci. Punk your denim and give your wardrobe a touch of Britain’s anarchic past.
Long gone are the days when menswear could be described as a less interesting counterpart to womenswear. As clothes have become more gender fluid, leopard print has crept onto the #menswear grid and will firmly become a staple next year.
Fashion has had a long love affair with anarchy and 2017 will be no different. Punk inspired menswear will be out in full force if Dior Homme, Coach and DSquared2 have anything to say. Think zips, plaid, studs and plenty of attitude.
All in ones
The adult onesie has been on our radar for a while now, but 2017 will be the year that it really cements itself as an essential item in your wardrobe. The utilitarian uniform jumps on the back of the workwear trend (which is going no where by the way) thanks to Louis Vuitton and Valentino. The warehouse look will be a common sight when spring hits.