London Fashion Week Men’s: AW17 Trends To Know

As London Fashion Week Men’s (formerly London Collections: Men) has come to an end, we’re left to mull over the key trends for next season.

While we’ve seen some outlandish designs on the runways (highlights included crop tops, voluminous knitwear and a dystopian-looking papier-mâché mushroom) there are so many looks to take home that can be translated into more wearable trends.

We’ve rounded up what you’ll actually be wearing when the clothes land in stores and online come autumn/winter 2017.

Roll with it

From left to right: Alex Mullins, Oliver Spencer & Chalayan | Image Credit: catwalking.com

Roll necks were more prolific than ever across the catwalks. Most men’s collections for AW17 featured this versatile layering piece, from knitted and traditional roll necks to modern funnel necks. A welcome item for the cold months to come – not only do they protect you from the harsh Winter elements, but they are perfect worn under sweaters, jackets and overcoats. Break up double denim with a knitted turtle as seen at Alex Mullins.

Don’t cut the cord

From left to right: Oliver Spencer, Astrid Jensen & Phoebe English | Image Credit: catwalking.com

Corduroy’s coming back to your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2017. While cord is perceived as a casual fabric, it’s big on tailoring for next season. Dress up with a corduroy dinner jacket or simply opt for a full cord suit – cut slim in an understated shade of olive green or navy. For a more relaxed look, pair your corduroy dinner jacket with a knit and jeans or take cues from Astrid Andersen and Phoebe English and go for relax cord track pants to wear on the weekend.

Tuck it in

From left to right: Liam Hodges, Agi & Sam and Christopher Shannon | Image Credit: catwalking.com

Christopher Shannon and Liam Hodges gave us tucked-in hoodies and t-shirts, but we are taking the tucked-in t-shirt for AW17. Take note from the runways and tuck in layered long-sleeved T-shirts or opt for a minimal look and tuck your fitted crew neck t-shirt into your jeans. A cotton-silk blend tucked into a pair of smart slacks, accessorised with some killer loafers make a perfect day to night ensemble.

Do the green thing

From left to right: Craig Green, Oliver Spencer & E.Tautz | Image Credit: catwalking.com

For AW17, moss green will be the go-to colour for everything; from suiting to streetwear. This classically masculine colour was seen across the catwalks. Invest in high-texture fabrics such as boiled wool and corduroy to add an extra level of texture to the hue.

The bigger the better

From left to right: Agi& Sam, Berthold & Topman Design | Image Credit: catwalking.com

Give your outerwear some personality with a super-long coat – coats that dip between ankle and almost floor-length are totally happening next winter, from tailored, belted trenches to floor-length puffers. Take notes from Topman and brave it with coats which went big in both print and form.

Camo cool

From left to right: Maharishi, KTZ & Liam Hodges | Image Credit: catwalking.com

It’s an understatement to say the camouflage has a way of finding itself on the runway each season, especially in colder seasons. For AW17, we are taking camouflage to the streets – wear a bold head-to-toe ensemble or simply incorporate the design in to everyday looks through casual t-shirts and accessories. A jacket in the print is set to turns heads next season.

Art attack

From left to right: Alex Mullins, Christopher Shannon & Topman Design | Image Credit: catwalking.com

Whether it was painted denim jeans or colourful graffiti graphics, art-inspired prints were trending hard at London Fashion Week Men’s. For a less bold look, make a statement with 90s-esque worded and brand-logo pieces like the infamous Calvin Klein tees. Christopher Shannon’s “Constant Stress – I’m done” T-shirt was an instant Instagram hit.

Keep it camel

From left to right: E.Tautz, Craig Green & Chalayan | Image Credit: catwalking.com

An autumn/ winter favourite, camel is back this year. Forget camel outerwear (though we do love a camel coat), AW17 is all about camel from head to toe. Mix shades and patterns for maximum impact or play it safe and break the outfit with a well placed pop of navy or cream.

The future is bright

From left to right: Topman Design, Maharishi & J.W Anderson | Image Credit: catwalking.com

Bright orange burst through the men’s AW17 catwalks. Add a zing of interest to your black, navy and grey staples this season with this bright hue.


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