From 1990s revivals to fresh tailoring, let’s take a quick look at some of the top menswear trends emerging from the Spring ’20 runways at London Fashion Week Men’s.
Image Credit A touch of formality Menswear has been largely dominated by casual silhouettes for several seasons; however, the latest edition of London Fashion Week Men’s illustrates that the sartorial tides are finally shifting back towards tailoring. Many of the freshest designers on the scene have opted to take on tailoring this season, with the likes of Stefan Cooke, Eastwood Danso and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy refreshing the classic suit in innovative and exciting ways. Elevated denim
Denim has officially been creatively crafted into a plethora of new looks; for example, E Tautz used denim to revive the smart short and Nicholas Daley demonstrated that matching denim overcoats and trousers are a cool combination for warm weather vibes. If you want denim to be your go-to spring material, you might like to know that the latest collection of mens Farah clothes contains a variety of easy-to-wear shirts, all of which will pair seamlessly with a range of denim delights.
Image Credit A palette of peppermint Peppermint greens lend themselves to subtlety when worn in small doses; however, if attention-grabbing ensembles are more your style, head-to-toe tonal peppermint-hued combinations are certain to turn heads. Although primarily seen in streetwear and sports-luxe outfits, this fresh and crisp colour also works seamlessly within the realm of classic tailoring.
Pretty in pastel
Light lilacs, sherbet yellows, pale pinks and baby blues are making their mark on menswear this season. Adding a Farah shirt in a pastel hue is a simple way to integrate this trend into your everyday wardrobe. For a more eye-catching look, opt for an ensemble of tonal varieties of the same hue or mix and match different pastels for a fashion-forward look that will leave you looking as pretty as a picture and with an extra spring in your step. The cargo revival
The classic 1990s cargo trouser is having another moment in the spotlight – and for good reason. From ultra-wide leg styles for maximum comfort to slightly more tailored offerings that blend the benefits of cargo and track pants, these wear-with-anything trousers are set to make a big impact. If practical fashion pleases you, the plethora of spacious pockets is certain to impress.
Every year, some
anti-thinness media campaigns are launched to prevent food behavior problems.
The most affected band of all is pre-adolescent and adolescent, both male and
female, although, in recent years, the age at which people begin to have a
distorted perception of their body is drastically lowering. Already around 7-8
years old girls often complain of being “fat” and don’t like each
other when they look in the mirror. There are scientific studies conducted on
school-age girls who note that the most important feminine quality is beauty.
These aspects must make us reflect above all on the influence that social
models can have on the psyche of the youngest and on the consequences both
short and long term. The use of the popular
fashion models happens to be essential there.
There is no doubt that
we cannot generalize, because adolescents are not all the same, but an
important slice of them is always on a diet, following the feeding of
celebrities, using drastic methods, inventing lethal mixtures such as drunk ,
or drinking without eating for weight loss or using slimming tablets without a
prescription. All this because moved by an ideal of thinness as a synonym of
beauty, as a synonym of personal security and affirmation at a social level,
tended to be evaluated through social approval, with the number of likes. We
live in a world influenced by fashion, by models, which generate new fashions
and new trends, in which children recognize themselves and which they identify
as criteria to follow. We are in a culture focused on healthy food, aesthetics,
appearance, the emotional and personality aspect is less and less.
The teenager who is not fashionable is
considered a loser and is isolated from the crowd. The social networks of
celebrities are crowded with the little ones who follow their exploits because
they have fame and popularity. Our culture is centered on a socially accepted
model based on aesthetic aspects and this experiment is proof of this. The
project is called “Perceptions of perfection” and has involved 18
countries around the world.
A photo of a girl in costume was sent to
a series of female graphic designers who were asked to modify the photo with
the Photoshop program based on their opinions, also in line with the canons of
their country. The socio-cultural impact is immediately evident. In almost all
countries the image has not been modified particularly, but simply adapted to
the characteristic features of each individual country.
We never deny ourselves
with our completely distorted beauty standards. China and Italy have retouched
that body to a level of excessive thinness, thus representing an ideal beauty
that cannot be reached by most Italian women. We should reflect, this is our
culture that is transmitted through all means of communication to children and
adolescents in the most delicate stages of growth and structuring of their
identity and can go on to negatively influence the development and perception
of body image.