- Filed in Fashion at 11.45am on 22 May 13
Now that winter’s finally decided to take a hike, it’s time to get that spring wardrobe into gear. The warmer months ahead mean a change to lighter materials, and a fresh new season gives you an excuse to experiment with the latest trends. We’ve taken a look at the SS13 catwalk shows to see what the designers have to offer us. There’s plenty to choose from, and a range of trends that are remarkably simple to work into your existing wardrobe, with just a purchase or two needed here or there.
Topping our list of the hottest men’s clothing trends for this season is camouflage. It’s fast becoming one of the biggest print trends for spring, with its macho appeal, versatility and, thanks to a bit of a runway makeover from some major fashion houses, a whole new appeal. Subtler takes on the traditional camouflage print were spotted at Comme des Garcons, Gant and Dries Van Noten, while Valentino modernized theirs by adding surprise camo details and paneling to everything from trousers to shoes. Get yourself ready for the warmer weather as well as this hot trend with a pair of shorts like this Superdry pair from BANK – a really easy way to work this print.
We’re used to spring’s colour palette being a bit more adventurous, but usually it’s only that addition of a couple of pastel shades. This year, colours get really punchy. There’s loads of in-your-face neon out there, bold primary colours, with an emphasis on blue, orange and pink. The thing that really made this bold new colour palette stand out on the catwalks is that they were used across a range of clothing styles – most surprisingly in tailoring. So don’t be afraid to experiment with intense colour this season, if with your officewear.
The Must-Have Jacket
Last year was all about the varsity jacket, and this spring continues the designer love affair with vintage Americana too. The jacket you want to invest in this season is the reworked baseball jacket. A cross between the all-American baseball jacket and the military might of the bomber, these were spotted all over, from Burberry Prorsum – where things got really colourful, to Hermes and Gucci. Incredibly easy to wear, you can keep things simple and affordable, or go high-end luxe with real leather sleeve detailing.
Stand out in Stripes
There was no getting away from stripes of every variety on the runways, whether they were nautical, vertical, rugby stripes or pinstripes. Another trend that’s incredibly simple to work into your wardrobe, the only rule here is to make those stripes thick not thin if you want to keep the look on trend. Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana were the two fashion houses really leading the way with stripes this year, but they also put in a major appearance at Michael Kors and Dior Homme.
To mark the release of Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby, legendary tailors Brooks Brothers have released a limited collection inspired by their archive collections from the roaring twenties.
Influenced by the costumes designed by Academy award winner Catherine Martin, which Brooks Brothers also produced, the collection features everything from pocket squares to tuxedos and boater hats to brogues.
The collection is available in store and online from www.brooksbrothers.com. The Great Gatsby is released in the UK on 16th May.
- Filed in Fashion at 10.58am on 18 April 13
London based Independent t-shirt label Dusty Paw, have recently released their 'honest style' collection. Designed by the creative minds of Lawrence Cox and Dom Desmond, the t-shirts are made from 100% Organic Ring Spun Cotton, manufactured solely using wind and solar energy.
Available from DustyPaw.com.
Shoreditch independent clothing shop Goodhood has joined forces with textile designer Sacha Knight to celebrate the opening of The Goodhood Life Store. The collaboration features a collection of exclusive Goodhood X Knight Mills custom rugs. The hand woven and dyed 100% cotton yarn rugs take inspiration from traditional Native American designs but with a fresh and playful twist, incorporating lightning bolts, crosses and triangles. The rugs come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 4ft x 6ft down to 2ft x 6ft.
SPIN London is the world’s first urban-focused bicycle event and festival, taking place at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane from 3rd – 5th May.
SPIN London will focus on the urban cycling scene, featuring the most progressive, forward thinking brands from international names to smaller independent makers in Fixed Gear, Single Speed custom and BMX bikes.
Alongside this hardware, SPIN London will also feature emerging cycle fashion brands, accessory retailers and creative talent from this exciting urban subculture.
The festival will also feature some of London’s best emerging musical talent and will also feature Cycle-Art Installations, talks, screenings and satellite events.
For more information visit spinldn.com
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