The fashion capital is buzzing again with the return of the Men’s Milan Fashion Week. A five-day long extravaganza, the fashion week took place from 13 to 17 January, giving the second week of the year a head start featuring some of the biggest names in Italian fashion. Gucci opened the week followed by Dsquared2, Zegna, Santoni, Etro, Fendi, Prada, JW Anderson, Armani and more. We took a look at the top trends from the Men’s Milan Fashion Week fall/winter 2023.
The opening show of the Men’s Milan Fashion Week by Gucci brought to the forefront a range of sequin creations for men. From blazers to shirts and trousers, designers like Dolce and Gabbana added flourishes of glamour and embellishment remained from delicate beaded and crystal flowers to swathes of sequins. For Armani, a focus on contemporary tailoring – the closing gamut of eveningwear looks in black, some shimmering with sequins were a masterful showcase. Fendi experimented with drapes, and tailoring featuring subtle embellishments.
This year, menswear is opting for the big shoulder. The Men’s Milan Fashion Week proved that coats and jackets with extra-large shoulders have not yet had their final word. A key look was the coats and jackets at Gucci’s show. Meanwhile, Silvia Venturini Fendi took parts of ’80s power suiting in boxy blazers and Prada’s oversized shirts made a strong case.
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This season, it’s all about double-breasted tailoring. Spotted in the autumn/winter 2022/23 collections of Etro, Louis Vuitton and Brioni, the classic menswear style is a must-shop this fall. Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘essence arrived in sensual tailoring, much of it double-breasted and lightly cinched at the waist, corsetry-inspired cummerbunds, and moments of sheerness and exposure in a celebration of the body while Prada’s tailoring stuck to the classic styles.
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Look no further than the 2022/23 collections of Loewe and Prada to see this season’s must-have trend: fur and sherpa-trimmed outerwear. At the Gucci show, we saw a reappearance of the fur-lined backless loafer, one of the designer’s first cult pieces. It was also complimented by fur bags and for Armani, fur lapels made a serious case. JW Anderson, D&G and Fendi also gave a nod to fur-trimmed coats at the Men’s Milan Fashion Week.
When it comes to shoes for the season, we suggest you (momentarily) abandon your classic sneakers for this year’s chunky clog trend. Thick soles and pointed toes. More than a fashion trend, they originally starred on the runway in Milan Fashion Week, starting with Gucci’s super-wedgies and going on to Cavalli’s (Tyrolean-style) sabots and the (particularly imaginative) clogs from D&G. Tons of trim and accessories: feathers, furs, coloured laces today add a refined element to it. Bottega Veneta, Etro, JW Anderson’s Wellipets clogs, all featured the not-so-subtle trend, promising it’s one to watch for this autumn/winter.
Fans of the ’90s should be overjoyed at the last of this year’s men’s trends: relaxed trousers. Oversized and grunge-inspired, the pants can be seen in the latest collections from MSGM, Vetements, Gucci and more. With the upcoming Paris, New York and London fashion week, we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
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