Listen girls, Fashion Week isn’t just about us. This past month has been filled with fashion weeks across New York, Paris, Milan, you name it… and men’s labels have been all over the catwalk with hot new looks. Surprisingly, many of the trends that we girls are loving right now are just as in style for men this season. Take a look at some men's runway looks that will make you want to go holiday shopping for your man a few months early.
Try to look past the fact that all the models in the NUMBER:Lab Spring 2012 New York show were beyond drool-worthy. Check out the bold colored pants paired with neutrals navy and black, a trend that definitely seems borrowed from the girls. Now, I’m not saying to go out and buy “His and Hers” outfits, just let your man know that bright colors are for boys too!
At Marc Jacobs, it was cargo pants, blazers, and trench coats. A big “Do” in this outfit is the use of color-blocking, a widespread womenswear trend in everything from pants to shirts to trenches like this one. These cargo pants are also a great classic item that has been modernized with a few twists like a cropped hem and fitted silhouette.
VLOV-QingQing Wu had some savvy styles make their way down the New York Fashion Week runway that seem a little familiar as well. Take this men’s blazer with subtle use of texture. The 3/4 sleeve proves that this silhouette can look just as sexy on men as on women.
Plaid is a classic that never dies and a great addition to anyone’s closet. The patterned blazer has been around a while for women, but it’s obvious that the men are “following suit” with the trend. This plaid blazer from Perry Ellis says it all — so sexy, so sophisticated, and with the jersey-knit scarf wrapped around the neck, it takes the look to an even higher level of swank.
Malan Breton has come a long way from his days on Project Runway. In addition to his fabulous womenswear this past New York fashion week, he had several men’s looks that were so on-point, we had to take notice. The trend of blue suiting is across the board, in addition to the fitted style.
Big collared sweatshirts are “in” according to Paris Fashion Week’s Tim Van Steenbergen collection for men. Pairing sweatshirts with sports coats and casual blazers is always a hot look on a man, looking confident and fashion-forward, but laid-back.