This season tweed jackets and breeks toppled camouflage print and Timberland boots trends that have been in heavy fashion rotation since the early 2000s. Designers went back several centuries and resurrected elements of dandy fashion merging high design with modern street wear.
The new style promoted a rural way of life where purposeful, hand-made suiting defies disposable culture. One could imagine avid sportsmen, nature walkers, and purveyors of fine liquors and lovers of game heavy dining attracted to this style. Country gentleman who enjoyed procuring the buds for Crème de Cognac dahlias during the coldest winter months. Or urban city gentlemen living in homes with unassuming facades decked out with bespoke interiors and accessories.
To honor these hardworking champions of urban living designers created a new normcore menswear fashion which included everyday staples made luxuriously with high quality textiles focusing on natural materials that are more pliable. This meant tech fabrics were used less often than merino wool.
Designers muses included artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Pablo Picasso.
More modern muses included gents like Timothée Chalamet and Brooklyn Beckham.
The more sartorial designers found inspiration in the most edgy and risqué gentleman like Luka Sabbat and EJ Johnson.
The must have pieces from the fall 2019 collections, regardless of style, were the high-waist heritage print trousers and the more modern calf-length knickerbockers in pure wool.
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Other covetable apparel from NYFW fall 2019 menswear collections were concept t-shirts in organic cotton, anything in acid yellow, and we highly suggest investing in a vintage velvet blazer.
Take a look at the top trends from the NYFW fall 2019 menswear collections and share your thoughts in the comment section below.
This season designers created a range of transitional menswear staples that were stylish and comfortable. Fashionable sweatshirts, tweed and knit gilets, elegant cardigans, simple sneakers, and a standout anorak by Ovadia And Sons with leopard print faux fur were all bona fide essentials you’d wear all year long.
Relaxed Work Wear
CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg have unapologetically done away with traditional suits and ties in exchange for a more comfortable and often times casual style. This has had a big impact on menswear design. The new suiting boasts more contemporary tailoring from loose flowing kimono style jackets and coats to flowing palazzo trousers.
Blue Collar Prep
Designers took a fresh approach to preppy fashion offering functional designs associated with blue collar workwear. Sporty trousers and jacket designs were create in luxurious fabrics.
A sort of past meets a sustainable future, designers elected to blend fine English heritage checks and luxe knitwear with cropped wool trousers and functional tech jackets.
In The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne starred as a young Stephen Hawking. A scene in the film had the famous physicist riding his bicycle through Cambridge appearing dapper in a ribbon-trimmed blue velvet blazer. This season velvet made a come back as the cool new textile for day and evening wear.
Drops such as unisex t-shirts, cotton jersey sweatshirts, and simple wool trousers are now guilt free basics (as they are often sustainably made) you’ll want to buy all year long. Designers integrated concept drops into their fall 2019 fashion week collections not only to establish a regular bond with brand fans but also to relieve your already too-chaotic closet from fashion overload.
Bold, bright color has been trending in menswear fashion for a few seasons now, since 2016. Yellow is by far the dominant color trend in all four fashion capitals. For the fall collections designers took the sportive color and applied it to coats, jackets, and trousers in all manner of fabrics including knit, cotton, silk and wool.
At one time corduroy was the preferred alternative to velvet as the starch fabric was more resilient. Cord is a textile composed of woven, twisted cotton or wool. But as menswear fashion focused more on white collar style, corduroy was perceived as stuffy and unrefined and fell out of fashion.
But in 2018 Miuccia Prada used corduroy as the primary textile for her fall menswear collection and the textural wonder was a hit. This year designers took a leaf from Prada’s book creating chunky patterned jumpers and suiting in winter white, neutrals and shimmering bright colors.
Not So Basic Wool
Top menswear trends embraced color and natural wool designing quilted CPO shirts, patchwork jackets, and wool mélange trousers with a heavy drape. The quilted CPO overcoat by Todd Snyder was identified as an essential item for a man’s wardrobe.
When Timothée Chalamet wore a bejeweled harness to the Golden Globes this year it became the most instagrammable look from the awards ceremony. GQ hailed the risky Louis Vuitton ensemble as the future of men’s fashion.
Chalamet’s sartorial look was the first time we’d experienced great new design in a long time. This season designers took note of the welcoming attitude and presented more conceptual evening wear. Most looks would appeal to the country or city dandy.
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