After four days jam-packed with catwalk shows, presentations and parties, it’s time to say goodbye to Milan Men’s Fashion Week, but before we head to Paris for the next leg of the menswear shows, we reflect on the trends that caught our eye on and off the catwalk.
Matchy-matchy: whether it was the all-over argyle looks seen at Moncler Gamme Bleu or the suave three-piece suits at Etro, head-to-toe matching looks made some of the boldest statements on the catwalks in Milan
The sort-of accessory: the approach towards accessories was a lot more relaxed this season, with Prada’s scarf-come-tie and Missoni’s shawl blankets highlighting the idea that not all men have to be suited and booted
Embellishments: from the brooding bejewelled medieval knights at Dolce & Gabbana to the rhinestone cowboys at Versace, embellishments were a key focal point across many of the bolder shows this season
Teddy-bear fur: unsurprisingly, fur is almost always a key trend at the autumn/winter shows, but this season Emporio Armani and Gucci showed a selection of pieces made in more restrained and much more refined teddy-bear fur
Tartan: continuing on from London Collections: Men, the trend for the Scottish print was seen at Iceberg and Ermenegildo Zegna among others
Slogans: the slogan sweatshirt is here to stay, or at least for another season, as MSGM’s playful designs and Calvin Klein’s retro-classics collection proved
Big bags: spotted at Fendi and Dsquared2, oversized bags big enough for weekend getaways were one of the more practical trends offered up by designers for autumn/winter 2014/15