Many of the world`s top designers and up-and-coming designers unveiled their men`s fashion collections on the catwalks for the spring/summer 2013 season. Men can stay on top of the current trends in fashion by referencing the following guide to popular spring/summer 2013 designs.
Jackets: Men`s jackets are designed with sleek and straight silhouettes, lightweight fabrics and embellishments such as wide collars, cuffs and belts. Overcoats have clean lines, smooth textures and metallic sheens. Some notable catwalk designs include parkas, biker jackets, anoraks, sports jackets and safari jackets.
Shirts: Several distinct styles of men`s shirts are in fashion this season, including shirts with cuffs, shirts with rolled sleeves, polo shirts, shirts with stand-up or English collars and shirts with V-necks. Designers such as Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger and Prada feature shirts made from denim, chiffon, velvet, mesh and other light fabrics.
Pants: Men`s pants designers combine both classic and contemporary elements for their spring/summer 2013 collections. Popular trends include narrow silhouettes, ankle-length cuts and baggy waists. Fabric choices from Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and other top designers include satin, linen, cotton and denim.
Suits: Men`s suits are heavily influenced by the looks of the early 20th century and 1920s-style cuts are particularly dominant. These retro suits are designed with elements such as skinny trousers, high waistlines, close-fitting vests and low-set armholes. Additional trends in men`s suits for spring/summer 2013 include military embellishments, safari styles and shortened sleeves.
Bags: Packsacks, handbags, briefcases and long-strap shoulder bags take on a trendy and sporty look in the current men`s fashion season. Diagonal straps, rectangular shapes, zipper and buckle embellishments and textured fabrics are featured amongst prominent designs. Look to collections from designers such as Burberry Prorsum, Emporio Armani and Canali for up-to-date styles.
Belts: Some men`s belts are designed with the classic front buckle this season, while others evoke a more contemporary style with buckles located on the sides or back. Mugler, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo and other designers favor thin or medium-width belts rather than wide ones. Popular materials include leather, knitted fabric and suede.
Shoes: Classic men`s boots, sporty sneakers and dress shoes with laces are predominant in the spring and summer of 2013. Many casual shoes are designed with colorful prints and inscriptions. Commonly used materials for men`s footwear include velour, reptile leather and suede.
Watches: Retro watch styles, including Art Deco and updated classic designs, are fashionable for men. Those who favor modern watch designs can opt for high-tech models with transparent dials, sports watches and safari-themed watches. White, black and bright colors are combined for a trendy look.
Colors and Prints: Vivid, eye-catching colors are in style for men throughout the spring/summer 2013 fashion season. Examples of prominently featured colors in men`s fashion runway shows include vibrant orange, poppy red, royal blue, emerald green and sunflower yellow. These bold colors are paired with neutrals such as gray, beige and off-white. Whimsical prints are fashionable as well, with geometric, striped, floral and safari patterns being popular choices for men.
A number of clothing labels are continually expanding their collections to accommodate fashion conscious contemporary men. Discover brands such as Animal Clothing, which offers a range of stylish men`s watches, hats, jackets, clothing and shoes.
Sarah Jessica Parker has long held her rank as Hollywood`s best dressed A lister, but her influence appears to be entering the haughty territory of haute couture in a more dramatic way. Spring/summer ready to wear collections unveil SJP beach hair, Sex and the City shoes and floral maxi dresses. Parker has become more relaxed and feminine in her post-Mr. Big years, displaying a casual elegance that is primed for coastal cocktail bars. While 2012 turned women into stiffly dressed Fifties feminists in retrospective rock and roll platforms, spring and summer collections introduce a daintier aesthetic. In contrast to most fashion weeks in recent decades, the flat shoe has been hiked all the way up to the top of the trend lists. The occasional platforms and wedges have made appearances on runways, but typical beach sandals in neutral leather hues will be the predominant style to be seen in this year.
There is a touch of Grecian goddess elegance in today`s daywear trends. Exotic flourishes give accessories an antique sophistication and gladiator sandals add a splash of ancient atmosphere. Ankles are wrapped in high narrow straps that are paired coherently with wedge sandals and flats. Blazing orange hues set ramps alight with dazzling palettes on long, flowing skirts. These tropical tones are also splashing princess courts in siren red and indigo. Where florals and patterns are used, the quality of prints is exquisite enough for the most valuable of Japanese silks.
Women who adore their lofty stilettos have not been left in the dark for the season. Feminine heels and espadrilles are perfect for summer evenings. Kitten heels are just the right height for ankle length skirts. Designers have added plenty of Nineties inspiration to their collections and one of the most dramatic ways they have done so is through the reintroduction of navy and white stripes. This style reflects two disparate aesthetics. Navy and white prints mimic maritime regattas while ivory and washed denim details bring style from the prison uniform that inspired them. Stripes will be everywhere this season; even wedge sandals are adorned with them. The chunky heel of this shoe style adds femininity to double denim outfits.
Blue appeared on menswear runways during June 2012 and the color has become increasingly prominent since then. Jeans are dyed in neon indigo and woven using techniques that add texture to fabrication. The disco era has a significant role to play in denim trends, but the Eighties is the decade that has brought colored jeans into the spotlight.
Wardrobes for 2013 are deficient if they don`t salute the indie rocker style of the Noughties. Black denim, studs and metal chains are worn with leather boots. Joie is renowned for its understated chic, so this look is given a subtler aesthetic through the brand`s sophisticated cuts and drapes. Rock star boots are given a restrained stylishness through the omission of silver, studs and buckles. Instead, straps are monochromatic, keeping the shoe on trend in a quieter way. Those who have been enjoying the daintier side of Fifties A lined frocks will adore the flat court shoe trend. This style can be worn with slightly raised kitten heels as well. In more formal shoe styles, minute details such as bows, butterflies and blooms lend a girlish flavor to the look.
<a href=”http://www.couturecandy.com/joie/all/shop-designer.html">Joie</a> always retains its core classics and this season is no different. Khaki twills and black cottons keep beach goers feeling snug on balmy days. Sporty crew necks and simple tees can always be found in palettes that never go out of style. In traditional coastal fashion, fire engine red and navy form one of the hottest combinations for summer. Resort fashion is given a sporty flavor through marine hues, fluid lines and feather light frocks. Khaki cottons give garments a utility-friendly style and few labels have perfected this look quite as gorgeously as Joie.
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