Saturday, 22 October 2011

Autumn/Winter menswear trends 2011

This A/W sees menswear really come into it’s own.
With confident designs and eye-catching new ways to wear old classics, there is a look for everyman to take him into the coming months with informed style and confidence.

Velvet jackets

Inspired sartorial luxury. Velvet jackets are the sophisticate’s choice for eveningwear this season. Seen in single and double-breasted designs on the catwalks of Lanvin, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, the velvet jacket captures the very essence of masculine elegance.

Traditional knitwear

Part of the heritage trend, traditional knitwear as seen in Raf Simons and Burberry Prorsum’s collections focuses on patters such as Fair Isle and cable knits for a warm texture and eye-catching depth of design.

Polo neck jumpers

Polo neck jumpers are an ideal way to capture retro style with a modern twist.
Worn on out and proud or underneath tailored jackets, the look was distinctly lounge lizard.
Salvatore Ferragamo used polo neck jumpers as a key feature in their A/W 11 collection teaming them with blazers and jackts for a layered effect.


One of the most famous checks tartan is back with a vengeance this A/W.
From subtle dark hued pieces in Maison Martin Margiela through to the full on red tartan outfits of Moncler Gamme Bleu’s collection, an army of designers had created their version of the tartan trend. Whether it’s a whole tartan jacket or just a tartan side, this trend is one for every braveheart of style this season.