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Shining
Bright
The spring/summer styles for men are bold
and bright. And many designers are facing
eastward this time around. The red, gold and
dragon motifs of the Chinese have become the
talk of the crowd, with the cultures aesthetic
heritage being implemented in many of the
designers collections.
From the cheerful elements of the garden to
colourful palette, bright motifs are the highlight
this season. Common elements from previous
trends in womenswear are now adapted for
menswear, from dressing in pyjamas to wearing
jumpsuits and wide-leg pants.
The occasional rainy days of the summer calls
for stylish anoraks, while the warm weather calls
for shorter shorts, baggy pants and comfortable,
thin materials like silk. Designers have also taken
cues from the likes of steven Tyler, embracing
long, lean scarves to cover the neck from the
summer wind while creating a statement.

DIOR HOMME

GUCCI

LANVIN

HERMS

mens spring/summer 2016 collections

Statement Scarves

emPorio
armani

BurBerry
Prorsum
gucci

Designers have embraced


long, lean scarves to lourish
the mens outits this season.
These scarves instantly
upgrade the look with a reined
accent and a touch of dandy.

saint
laurent
missoni

Eastern Promises

valentino

Designers are looking eastward


this season. From red colour
and royal tigers to bamboo and
oriental embellishments on ine
silks, China and its aesthetic
heritage was a strong theme on
the runway.

dolce &
gaBBana

alexander
mcQueen
louis
vuitton

saint
laurent

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Botanical Charm

dolce &
gaBBana

dior
homme
herms

The warm season has welcomed


back the blooming lowers and all
kinds of fruits and plants, and so
does the designers wardrobe.
Botanical prints such as lowers
and variations of fruits and
vegetable make appearances on
suits and pants this season.

gucci

SAINT
LAURENT

One Piece

valentino

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The jumpsuit is no longer just


for the mechanics, ighter
pilot or race car drivers.
making a big comeback this
season, the 70s-inspired
outit, which is normally
popular among women, is
now revived for men.

fendi

givenchy
kenzo

3.1 PhilliP lim

mens spring/summer 2016 collections

fendi

Wide Legs
giorgio
armani
lanvin

As with womens pants, so with mens, whose pant


legs are getting wider and wider. From widelegged chinos to workshop denim, the baggy
pants have become an essential for the season.

raf
simons
ermenegildo
zegna

louis
vuitton

Short Shorts
dolce &
gaBBana

lanvin
Prada

gucci

Designers have brought back short


shorts in a range of colours and prints,
plucked straight out of the 1970s to be
mens style best friend when the
temperature soars during the summer.

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Bomber Man

SALVATORE
FERRAGAMO

VERSACE
HERMS

Versatile for casual days yet


comfortable, the 1950s-style
bomber jacket has become a
wardrobe essential this season.
Designers have used a variety of
new colours and materials for a
more contemporary look.

DIOR
HOMME

LOUIS
VUITTON

BERLUTI

Go Green
military inluences continue to
march right alongside menswear
this season with diferent shades
of green on suits, shirts, pants
and accessories.

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HERMS
BURBERRY
PRORSUM

DUNHILL
GUCCI

mens spring/summer 2016 collections

Pyjama Dressing

gucci
louis
vuitton

Also a popular sight in


womenswear, the silky
nightwear is worn in the
daytime this season,
bringing a certain sensuality
to summer dressing.

dolce &
gaBBana

alexander
mcQueen
versace

Rainy Days

tommy
hilfiger
lanvin

Going high-end this


season, the light nylon
raincoat comes in
handy when the
inevitable rain shower
hits in the summer.

versace

z zegna
Brioni

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Anything
but Basic

LOUIS VUITTON

LANVIN

FENDI

Designers have paiD attention to details for


spring/summer, creating outits that are
anything but basic. simple white shirts are
revamped this season with endless creativity.
small details such as rules, pleats and fringes
make appearances in many of the designers
creations, creating volume for the silhouette.
Metallic fabrics and glittery sequins are also
used in many of the collections, to add a highshine inish.
shoulders and arms are the body parts to
focus on this season. as the weather gets
warmer, designers have chosen to bare a little
skin, and this time it is all on the shoulder.
inspired by an Old english trend, arms are also
pumped up with extra volume.
Brought forward from the last season is the
trend of slip dresses, which are taken out of the
bedrooms for a stylish daywear. The classic
dressing from the victorian era is also making
its comeback, which are given a modern touch
this season.

CHRISTIAN DIOR

Womens spring/summer 2016 collections

ALEXANDER WANG

Sleep no More
Underthings are not so undercover
this season as lingerie-inspired slip
dresses, baby-doll mini dresses,
sheer nightshirts and satin pants
were taken out of the boudoir and
onto the street. Besides, arent they
just too good for merely sleeping in?

CLINE
GIVENCHY

SAINT
LAURENT
CHRISTIAN
DIOR

All that Glitters

LANVIN

Prepare to be dazzled as the


season has brought in
high-shine details through
metallic fabrics and glittery
sequins. From swingy midis
to dramatic gowns, the
future spring wardrobe is
looking brighter than ever.

LOUIS
VUITTON

GUCCI

MARC
JACOBS

VERA WANG

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Shoulder On

PROENZA
SCHOULER

BOSS
MICHAEL KORS
COLLECTION

GIVENCHY

shoulders are the body part to


bare this season. Designers
have chosen a chic new way to
show a little skin with ofshoulder tops, shoulder
cutouts and angular necklines,
which make tops and dresses
sexier and more breathable.

Pumped up Sleeves
CHRISTIAN
DIOR

sometimes bigger is better, and this


season, designers have pumped up the
sleeves with extra volume. a trend
inspired by the Old english, the
pufed up look adds a sophisticated
but fun edge to the arms.

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LOUIS
VUITTON

CLINE
FENDI

LANVIN

LOUIS
VUITTON

Womens spring/summer 2016 collections

fendi

White Out
The classic white shirt has received a
designer makeover this season pufed
up, ruled and slashed though not all of
them are work appropriate. endless
creativity is applied on this staple
garment, deconstructed in so many
eccentric ways possible.

lanvin

vera
wang

3.1 PhilliP lim

Proenza
schouler

Pick-up Lines

stella
mccartney
herms

christian
dior

straight lines, either


horizontal, vertical or
diagonal, are the
common sight this
season. The classic
pattern adds a graphic
appeal on sets, coats,
skirts and dresses.

dolce &
gabbana
Prada

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GUCCI

Victorian Romance
ALEXANDER
MCQUEEN
VALENTINO

FENDI

Hints of the Victorian era cry out loud in


many of the collections this season.
Adorning these romantic looks are high
necklines, bows, lace styles and broderie
anglaise, which are brought to the
present day with modern designs.

LOUIS
VUITTON

Fringed Benefit

ALEXANDER
WANG

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VALENTINO

Shredded edges are having a


major moment this season.
Designers have embraced the
playfulness of fringes, giving
hemlines, bodices, sleeves
and collars a flouncy appeal.

LOEWE
BOSS

LOUIS
VUITTON

Womens spring/summer 2016 collections

CHANEL

Ruffled Up
Frills and rules are some of the
common elements on the runway this
season. The lirtatious design comes
into play on sleeves, skirts and
dresses with short hemlines, sheer
inishes and notice-me fabrics.

MICHAEL KORS
COLLECTION

ALEXANDER
MCQUEEN
LANVIN

GUCCI

Pleats, Please

GUCCI

STELLA
MCCARTNEY

CHANEL

Designers have sculpted and


transformed their spring silhouettes
with pleats, adding structure and
lirtation to tops, skirts and dresses
of varying designs and fabrics.

SALVATORE
FERRAGAMO
HERMS

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