5 Trends for Men to Come Out of London Fall/Winter Fashion Week

Intrigued about what the fashion world has in store for you this fall? London officially kicked off Men’s Fashion Week this past weekend and gave us a glimpse of what’s coming in the future. Known for its wacky style and wicked sense of humor, London presented collections of youthful, vibrant and sometimes functional clothes for this fall.

Each designer has his or her unique point of view, but we were able to spot five common trends presented throughout the shows. For our stylish set, here are the five trends for men from London’s Fall/Winter Fashion Week.

1. Colors

We typically see dark and somber color palettes at the fall/winter shows, but designers are breaking away from it this season and sending out guys in vibrant colors—pastel pink, canary, purple. Bobby Abley even has Power Rangers-inspired looks from his collection. It’s a pride celebration that never ends.

Sibling, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION
Bobby Abley, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION
Christopher Shannon, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION

2. Patchwork

Several designers have incorporated patchwork-inspired knitwear into their collections. This updated technique by designers ranging from JW Anderson to Alex Mullins makes patchwork look fresh and whimsical. If you love mix-and-match prints, this look is for you.

Vivienne Westwood, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION
J.W. Anderson, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION
Craig Green, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION

3. Flowy Pants

Designers are giving us a new option when it comes to the width of pants this season. John Lawrence sent out beautifully tailored wide width pants and created a sartorial feel to this trend. The best way to wear this look is by pairing the flared pant with a fitted knit or outerwear.

Maison Mihara Yasuhiro, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Gio Saiano for NOWFASHION
John Lawrence, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION
Craig Green, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION

4. Oversized Outerwear 

Balenciaga started this exaggerated look last season, and this “oversized” trend continued this season at London Fashion Week. Songzio sent out models in oversized bomber jackets and balanced that shape with subtle details. If you love the loose-and-baggy fit, this style is tailor-made for you.

Christopher Shannon, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION
Songzio, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION
Joseph, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, image via Joseph PR

5. Utility

Athleisure has been a dominant trend for the past few seasons. Designers like Christopher Raeburn have elevated the look by adding details like zippers and buckles, making the garment comfortable to wear and functional.

Cottweiler, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION
Maharishi, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION
Christopher Raeburn, Menswear Fall Winter 2017, Image via Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION