With so much talk about climate change and natural disasters, it only makes sense that this year’s fall menswear collections would highlight technical outerwear. Water resistant windbreakers and shearling pullovers made an appearance on all the major runways such as Balenciaga, Dior Homme, and Lanvin. Designers broke from the luxury norm and adapted to the growing trend of athletic wear; specifically, the ubiquitous quarter zip pullover.
The cold-weather staple ranged from skintight base layers at Fendi to oversized leather pullovers featuring utilitarian front pockets at Agi & Sam and Hugo Boss. New York designers John Elliott and Patrik Ervell went old school and used classic fleece in neutral gray and navy for an added touch of comfort and familiarity. Fleece and shearling sweatshirts might seem better fitted to athletic looks, but the aforementioned windbreakers were thrown over suits ready for the morning commute, or paired with neutral trousers for a more casual vibe. The versatility of this season’s pullover are endless.