Camouflage is the hottest print in menswear this season. Designers gave the military inspired motif a modern spin in the form of panels with an unexpected shot of color or as an over all print on shirts, suits, jackets, bags and even sneakers. The Valentino camouflage sneaker is one the hottest accessories for spring with a waiting list for the coveted shoe. Camo appeared in the mens collections of Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons, General Idea, and Gant by Michael Bastian. Who knew camo could be so contagious!
For Spring/Summer 2013, many designers brought back the iconic baseball jacket. Hermes sent out a white leather baseball jacket, while Gucci offered a buttery yellow suede version. Christopher Bailey at Burberry Prorsum showed several multi-colored baseball jackets in electric blue and other metallic hues. Meanwhile, at Moschino colorful graphic print jackets dominated the runway. Baseball jackets are the perfect go to jacket to go with just about everything this season.
GAGA FOR STRIPES
From nautical to pinstripes, both horizontal and vertical, stripes have appeared at many of the top mens Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Stripes of every color and variety are a strong motif for spring. At Dior Homme there were plenty of nautical-inspired sweaters featuring thin, horizontal stripes. At Michael Kors, the stripes went graphic as the designer sent out a black and white vertical striped blazer. Tommy Hilfiger offered a variety of options at his spring show with a multi-colored red-white and blue suit that caught everyone’s eye with its bold statement stripes.
ELECTRIC NEON COLOR
Most people associate spring with delicious sorbet colors, but this spring you’ll come to associate it with blinding hues of acid neon colors. Super bright punchy colors were seen either as head to toe ensembles or as slivers on the soles of shoes. If you’re not ready to wear neon from head-to-toe then opt for Louis Vuitton’s highlighter yellow drawstring leather bag.
COLOR ME BAD
Blue suits definitely have their time and place. However, if you’re not in a corporate environment and just want to spice-up your wardrobe, why not try a suit in an unexpected shade of chartreuse, fuchsia, tangerine or Ferrari red? Hermes’ blinding lime colored suit or the easy-to-wear aqua-blue ensemble from Salvatore Ferragamo are among some of our favorites this season. You are sure to attract a bevy of admirers while wearing one of these colorful suits!
Metallics are not just for the holidays anymore, the Spring 2013 collections were shock full and dripping with electrifying metallic leather and other high tech fabrics. The metallic hues ranged from luminous shades of hot pink to copper and gold, iridescent amethyst, and cold blue steel. Grab yourself a pair of amethyst leather trousers from Roberto Cavalli or a hot pink metallic trench from Burberry and step into the limelight.