Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Men’s Fashion Trends
The ultimate guide to the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 menswear trends.
It has been a strange year for the entire world to witness and, of course, this has had a considerable impact on fashion but also and above all on the inspiration for designers. While Summer 2021 was full of optimism and full of hope, important notions that translated into lively colors, suits stripped of all formality and jogging pants which came out in force, Fall/Winter 2021-2022 shows an array of equally relaxed collections.
What’s new? Experimentation. Designers experimented revisited and reinterpreted its own take on the essentials of the menswear wardrobe as a positive response to current events: the varsity jacket has been deconstructed, the coat is reborn as a comfy bathrobe, the very principle of tailoring is rethought, the ski-suit leaves the slopes to be worn in the city, the balaclava is making a comeback – the wearing of masks has certainly helped with this – and shorts can now be worn in winter. Not forgetting, of course, the cult of leather, geometric patterns and the brightness of red, the flagship colour for this season. Take a look at the top men’s fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2021-2022.
An ideal barrier against dropping temperatures, the knitted jumper takes on an array of colours and graphic designs, just like last Summer. The difference? This year the motif of choice must be geometric and take an XL oversized silhouette.
Red was splashed all over the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runways. We spotted it injected into an elegant co-ordinated suit at Casablanca, with streetwear accents at Marine Serre and in a bohemian style at Wales Bonner.
We’ve seen it in so many television series and all-American “college movies” like Grease. The varsity jacket, most notably worn by athletes from the football team, rugby or even baseball from their high school or university, has subtly crept into the menswear collections for Fall/Winter 2021-2022.
Technical materials (such as nylon) are here to stay: the ski-suit leaves the slopes of the most beautiful resorts to take a trip to the city.
Amongst safari influences, the ultimate chic and 1970s influences sandy tones anywhere from brown to beige still have a lot to offer. The proof is at Hed Mayner, Fendi and Acne Studios. Choose matching pieces or go for a monochrome look.
Neglected and forgotten for many years, the sleeveless waistcoat is making a remarkable comeback on the catwalks of Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 in all the more contemporary styles: with a floral motif at MSGM, completely unstructured at Y/Project and paired with a large shirt at Hermès.
Extra Large Trousers
Classic elegance makes way for a new chic which resonates with freedom and comfort. As a result, trousers are XXL and constraint becomes obsolete. Opt for natural colours from beige to pastel blue, as seen at Hed Mayner, Lanvin, and Dries Van Noten.