Kim Jones at Dior, meanwhile, layered organza over embroidered wool to create a 3D effect. Double-breasted variations came oversized and relaxed, styled with a streetwear twist at Dries van Noten, wide-legged trousers and trainers at Paul Smith and with nothing underneath at Giorgio Armani and Ermenegildo Zegna. Shades, meanwhile, ranged from industrial grey to sherbet shades of violet, sky blue and rose-petal pink.
At Cottweiler and Missoni they were made of leather; at Off-white, they were elasticated and sporty; at Fendi, they were given the double-F treatment; at Hermés they were crisp and precision cut; and at Prada there were no fewer than 23 pairs. Yes, short shorts are firmly on the sartorial agenda for SS19 — all that remains is to pick a tribe.
Face masks have been cropping up in menswear periodically this past year, to compelling and dramatic effect. At Alyx, Matthew Williams opted for a sportier take, combining anti-pollution masks in a collaboration with Nike.
Rick Owens took things one brilliant step further and sent his models out wearing sheer, fringed versions as plumes of primary-coloured sulphur billowed around the set showgoers were gratefully given them too. A nod to climate change or simply dramatic staging? Think utility pockets and think fishermen, boy scouts and law enforcers? The number of pocketed gilets, jackets and harnesses confirmed that next season, its all about safe-keeping. A word to the wise: In this post I'll be highlighting four spring summer fashion trends for Women in this fashion forecast via trend forecasting agency Fashion Snoops.
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Please note that this blog post is adapted from Fashion Snoops via MAGIC trade show , is protected by international copyright laws, and may not be republished without permission. Suburbia Disturbia We take a step back in time to the post World War II era where technological advances underscored the Cold War and suburban life became mainstream.
The decades between and marked the emergence of middle class America where suburban sprawl transformed farmland to a landscape of track development housing.
Bill Owens, the famed American photographer, captured this movement in his book titled Suburbia , which documented the growth of suburban developments and the nuances of middle class life.
The iconic photographer William Eggleston was another key documenter of this time as his photographs of everyday middle class life brought color photography to the forefront of the art scene. This shift in gaze to suburban living inspires a new examination of the ideas of normalcy and inquires us to take a peek below the surface.
This curiosity is reinforced by directors like David Lynch whose recent revamp of his television series Twin Peaks marks a new fascination with the oddities and seedy underbelly of small town living.
Spring/Summer trends for men: All the most important shows, most fashionable colours and biggest trends for men you need to know for SS London Fashion Week Men's Spring Summer . From short shorts to face masks, handbags to Day-Glo hues, Helen Seamons picks out the key trends to watch out for next year from the spring/summer menswear shows by Guardian fashion. Leading trend forecaster, Fashion Snoops, takes us through one of the biggest trends for Spring - Summer in Menswear. Learn more about the 'Ventura' trend story now.