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FW22/23: menswear trends of the season


Autumn/winter 2022-23 will welcome an array of new styles in the
menswear wardrobe, from bright hues and easy staples to cosy tailoring
and retro-inspired classics. Their common point? They’re all focused
on comfort and understated elegance. FashionUnited dives into the five
main trends of the next winter season.

Comfortable tailoring

Genderless overshirts, flannel shirts, polished T-shirts, sporty
blazers: the formal wardrobe is getting an update that makes it much
more comfortable and approachable. It’s designed for an easier, more
relaxed and day-to-day look that’s not constricted or overdone. We’ll
see earthy tones mixed with preppy details, playful prints and motifs.
Inspirations come from the homewear wardrobe, with casual classics
such as sweatpants and plush sweaters.

Outdoor appropriate

Designed for relaxed city adventures, the outdoor wardrobe is looking
polished and casual for the season ahead. From technical fabrics to
oversized shapes, it’s all about mixing style with practicality,
elegance with comfort. We’ll see prints and textures inspired by
nature too, whether it’s patchworks, embroideries or exotic motifs.
Collections will present hybrids – think suit trousers with tech
influences or unstructured blazers. The menswear attire is focused on
functionality while still providing style credentials throughout the
season.

Mans SS22; Phipps SS22. Catwalk Pictures.

Bring on the brights

A staple both in menswear and womenswear wardrobes for 2022, bright
colours will take on a range of statement pieces, from casualwear to
eveningwear. Energy will be celebrated thanks to vibrant hues that’ll
be used for sporty fabrics and warm knitted handles. Red is
particularly prevalent, invigorating wardrobes and celebrating a
return to action, but we’ll also see pops of earthy colours appear
like WGSN and Coloro’s Honeycomb, Jade or Dark Oak hues.

Casablanca SS22; Dolce & Gabbana SS22. Catwalk
Pictures.

Cosy and functional everyday-wear

Classics of the casual wardrobe are updated with both a cosy and
functional twist. While fun knits come in all colours and shapes and
are overly saturated, the utilitarian wardrobe is elevated with
sharply-cut trousers, elegant chore jackets and relaxed cuts. The idea
is to mix the cosiness and softness of fleece handles and plush
textures with practical cuts that come from traditional workwear.

AMIRI SS22; Bethany Williams SS22. Catwalk Pictures.

Retro inspiration

Heritage-style sneakers have been around for quite some time, but
their retro appeal is still all the rage. Menswear is taking cues from
traditional styles and many classics are revisited in a more modern
way while still paying tribute to decades past. Plaids and
British-inspired checks and motifs will appear on blazers, sweaters
and trousers while the skiwear wardrobe is all about ‘70s inspirations
– we’ve spotted a return of primary colours as well as simple,
uncomplicated cuts.

Courrèges SS22; Missoni AW21. Catwalk Pictures



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