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July 18, 2019

Men's Global Runway Recap | Spring/Summer 2020

Posted at 7:49 AM
Men's Global Runway Recap SS 20

There was a pivotal shift away from the logo-centric streetwear of seasons past in favor of a refreshing blend of relaxed formality and super sophisticated shapes on the New York, London, Milan and Paris runways. While there were still a few themes that focused on colorful techno materials and crafty heritage, the most influential themes for next season revolved around the new ideals of man, including an abundance of chill vibes, dressed-up layers, and new perfections of masculinity. Here, the Fashion Snoops team breaks down each trend. 


BRIGHT CITY  

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP SS 20 | BRIGHT CITY

The excess and decadence of the 80s has re-emerged on the runways, with a renewed focus on what is aspirational in the 21st century. 

MUST HAVES: THE NEW POWER SUIT  |   CLASSIC WOVEN SHIRTS WITH PHOTOREAL GRAPHICS   

SPORTS JERSEYS WORN WITH TAILORED PANTS  |  HI-SHINE FABRICS 


CRAFT FACTORY 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | CRAFT FACTORY

Workwear-inspired uniforms take on a handcrafted look with undone seams and an emphasis on knits and quirky trim.  

MUST HAVES: CHORE JACKETS  |   ALL-NATURAL TRIM AND POCKETS   

SUMMER SWEATER TANK TOPS  |  DECONSTRUCTED PANTS


FJORD

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | FJORD

Scandinavian lake life was a major influence on the S/S20 runways, illustrating how to update the traditional coastal look in a cleaner, more modern way.   

MUST HAVES: FABRIC-BLOCKED WINDBREAKERS  |   RELAXED-FITTING TOURISTER SHORTS     

CHORE JACKETS IN STRETCH POPLIN   |  AWNING STRIPED SHIRTS  | TISSUE-WEIGHT PARKAS 


FUTURE NOMAD 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | FUTURE NOMAD

With such focus on global tribal traditions, designers translate the nomadic look in a decidedly more contemporary, fashion forward way.   

MUST HAVES: MONOCHROMATIC PAISLEY PRINTS  |   TONAL PATTERN CLASHING      

PAJAMA-INSPIRED ATHLEISURE  |  SUMMER SATIN SHIRTS 


NUTOPIA 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | SPRING/SUMMER 20

The Great Outdoors moves away from campground technos to a look that's rooted in traditional gardening, but with a modern touch. 

MUST HAVES: THE TAILORED PARKA  |   DENIM SHORTS WITH MENDED PATCHES   

CAMPGROUND SHIRTS IN TECHNO FABRICS  |  PACKABLE ANORAKS 


OPERANDI

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | SPRING/SUMMER 20

As the perfect fusion between the past and future, this theme was all about placing utility front and center in bold new ways, creating a modern day explorer who's all about innovation.  

MUST HAVES: CONVERTIBLE JACKET  |   UTILITY SHIRT - JACKET    

MODERN CARGOS  |  TECHNO FABRIC BLENDS 


PSYCHOTROPICS 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | PSYCHOTROPICS

Summer holidays get a surreal, trippy makeover with neon tie-dyes, otherworldly photoreals, and cult-inspired styling.  

MUST HAVES: PRINTED MATCHING SETS  |   OVERSIZED VACATION SHIRTS     

TIE-DYE IN UNEXPECTED WAYS  |  RETRO WINDBREAKERS


PURE 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | PURE

Inspired by European summers in the countryside, this runway theme celebrates boyish classics in relaxed silhouettes and sun-faded colors.  

MUST HAVES: PATHWORK SHIRTS IN TONAL COLORS  |   BLEACHED DENIM    

ULTRA-RELAXED CHINOS  |  BUCKET HATS


ZEN TECH

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY TRENDS | ZEN TECH

The continual easing of shape and silhouette results in guru-approved looks that have a heavy focus on smart surfaces and technical lightness.   

MUST HAVES: TRANSPARENT LAYERS  |   SUMMER-WEIGHT NYLON SHIRT      

TECHNO BOMBER JACKET  |  MONOCHROME STYLING


ELECTRIC PASTELS 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY TRENDS | ELECTRIC PASTELS

Pastels reigned supreme overall, especially when punched up into alternative "non-neon" brights. 


WASHED-OUT NEUTRALS 

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP | WASHED-OUT NEUTRALS

Plenty of faded neutrals served as more seasonally appropriate alternatives to traditional beige and taupe tones.  


IRIDESCENT METALLICS

MEN'S GLOBAL RUNWAY RECAP TRENDS | IRIDESCENT METALLICS

Interestingly, metallic with iridescent finishes were utilized on unconventional outerwear and tailored garments for a fresh, tech-y appeal.  


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Fashion Snoops

Fashion Snoops is a global creative agency that helps brands and companies harness future trends and act on the opportunities they bring. FS provides consulting services to global fashion and consumer product brands, as well as SaaS solutions wired for creators - allowing them to create smarter.


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