As Men's Fashion Week FW24 has officially wrapped up, let's take a moment to recap all the highlights. Milan and Paris runways were brimming with unique textures, bold prints, and, not so typical for a men's wardrobe, rhinestones and sequins. Below, find 10 trends that caught our eye, with a few definitely deserving of a spot on the groom's wedding moodboard.
Aside from expected houses like Brunello Cucinelli and Brioni, almost every FW24 collection had at least one take on the classic suit. The ambassadors of sleek suiting and super luxe aesthetics this fashion week were Dolce & Gabbana with their Milan show called "Sleek." The designer duo’s collection was all about elegance and meticulous tailoring but yet with the D&B twist to it. Monochrome, jet-black dinner suits, ties, and pleated cummerbund were the basis of the show. Bespoke tailoring was also the protagonist in S.S. Daley's very Saltburn-ish collection.
Brooches are Back
The most popular accessory? A brooch, definitely. They were prominently featured in the looks at Dolce & Gabbana, Magliano, S.S. Daley, Amiri, Emporio Armani, and many others. At JW Anderson it was a gigantic allium flower pin, at Balmain — lips, while MSGM shrank the curved red handrails one can see at the Metropolitana di Milano.
No Pants? No problem!
Going pantless was arguably one of the most talked-about trends in women's fashion last year, and now it seems to have made its way into men's fashion too. At JW Anderson’s Eyes Wide Shut-inspired presentation, several male models sported jumpers paired with nothing but sheer black tights. The pantless style also appeared at the S.S. Daley and MSGM shows. The Italian fashion brand seemed to be taking cues from Miu Miu, also dressing their models in shiny briefs.
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Speaking of everything shiny — sparkles, sequins, and rhinestones were stealing the show on Italian and Parisian catwalks. Glittering gems on collars, tops, and pants appeared throughout Sabat de Sarno’s latest collection for Gucci, which actually mirrored his womenswear debut. Dior's balletcore presentation and Amiri's nostalgic movie actor-inspired collection were also embracing the glitz, featuring lots of sparkly detailing, beads, and stones.
The great outdoors was yet another vivid trend spotted on the runway shows. Leading the way were Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons with their collaborative collection titled "Human Nature." In "Human Nature," the creative duo explores the constant human need to connect with the world surrounding us. At the Prada show, office and nature merged together both in outfits and set design that looked part workspace, part natural oasis. The brand paired classic office uniforms with contrasting, tightly-fitted swimming caps and goggle-like spectacles. The similar outdoorsy feel characterized Fendi’s collection — Silvia Venturini Fendi took it to the countryside: fishermen coats, roomy bermudas, leather Wellingtons, and hiking socks.
Pops of Color
While earthy, muted tones absolutely dominated the majority of collections, designers couldn’t help but to add some brighter colors too. Gucci caught our eye with a sky-blue long coat and a wasabi-green bomber. Prada injected color into its officecore lineup, pairing red with blue, green with pink, and purple with yellow. Pierpaolo Piccioli brought a touch of gentleness to his dark-hued collection for Valentino with colorful bags, while at Dior, Kim Jones enlivened looks with bright socks and ballet flats. A whole splash of colors presented Olivier Rousteing. His collection for Balmain featured refreshing mint greens, vibrant violet, playful pink, sunny yellow, and dazzling turquoise.
Graphic design took center stage in many collections. At JW Anderson, jumpers and shirt-dresses featured Christine Kubrick’s paintings shown in the Eyes Wide Shut film. Meanwhile, at Loewe, Jonathan Anderson collaborated with artist Richard Hawkins to create a playful yet thought-provoking collection with nods to pop culture. Bold shapes, graphic lines, and screen prints of trains took over MSGM, and human silhouettes appeared on Balmain’s pieces. A popular character across many collections was also the cat. Kubrick’s favorite cat, Polly, looked at us from jumpers and bags at JW Anderson. Feline motifs were also spotted at Acne Studios, Givenchy, Magliano, and Maison Mihara Yasuhiro.
Attention to Neck
Warm wool-knitted scarves at Dries van Noten; extra-long neckties fastened with a chain at Gucci and silver chain-like ties at Feng Chen Wang; voluminous bows at Dolce & Gabbana and Loewe — we love them all!
Fur Coats are For Everyone
Of course no winter collection is complete without a fur coat. It’s an absolute wardrobe must-have, according to Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani. Whether black, ash-gray or foxy-brown, a fur coat is a timeless statement piece that can compliment any winter look. We suggest choosing eco-fur to not only look stylish, but also keep our animal neighbors safe and sound.
Wild Wild West
Expect to see lots of cowboy- and dandy-inspired looks this autumn! In the FW24 collection for Louis Vuitton, singer-turned-designer Pharrell Williams offered his interpretation of the American Western wardrobe, and he did it phenomenally. Sandy hues, heavy embroidery, fringes, leather and denim jackets, iconic cowboy boots, hats, and lots of turquoise detailing — the runway transformed into a scene straight out of a high-budget Western film. For accessories and even the soundtrack, LV collaborated with Dakota and Lakota nations, creating a truly immersive and culturally rich fashion experience.