Toxic masculinity? It’s 2022, and we don’t know her. With spring around the corner, the tone for the season seems to be all about the new and unexpected. From fluid tailoring to a tutti frutti explosion, it’s time to embrace a new era in mens fashion. So let’s dive into the freshest and bravest trends for the 2022 spring/ summer season. Oh, and if you’re looking to spice up your closet this month, consider this a sign that it just might be time to go shopping! We’ve rounded the three menswear trends we expect to see a lot more of this year, brought to you by a mix of East meets West.
BRIGHTEN ME UP BABY!
This SS22 season is all about color, and designers are saying, “the more, the merrier”. We’ve seen an array of color on display on the runways in London, Milan and Paris, so are we ditching our go-to black-on-black ensemble? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… just yet. From Louis Vuitton to Casablanca, designers and brands seem to be looking towards a brighter future, one akin to a tutti frutti fantasy. Can you blame them? The grey clouds brought about by COVID are being replaced by the colors of the rainbow. Smile, it’s your time to shine in color this season!
From cropped blazers, to sleeveless knit sweaters, short shorts, light sheer fabrics, and raised hemlines, this season screams: Show more skin! The way we dress has a liberating new meaning and bold cutouts are here to show a more daring side. Several fashion houses, such as Fendi, J.W. Anderson and Courrèges at the hands of designer Nicolas Di Felice are putting sensuality and sexiness back into men’s fashion! While cut-outs may have transcended gender, could this trend be a one hit wonder? Potentially, as it seemingly alienates anyone who doesn’t fall under the slender umbrella. But alas, it’s 2022, embrace that belly, with your chest held high!
SHARP TAILORING? WHAT’S THAT? IT’S ALL ABOUT FLUIDITY!
To suit or not to suit? The question that lives rent free in every man’s mind. This season, the answer is both, let’s call it a transitional suit model — one that combines traditional suit features with elements brought to the fore by the pandemic: work from home attire! The result? A fluid suit with soft construction, emphasizing the evolution of voluminous silhouettes.