Grungecore Dominates Men’s Fashion It’s easy to notice runways filled with grunge-inspired outfits, invoking a post-apocalyptic vibe with flannel shirts and distressed sweaters. The grunge style has made a significant impact on men’s fashion this season, with dirty jeans and striped patterns reminiscent of Kurt Cobain being featured by brands like EgonLab and Gucci. Spiderweb-like knit sweaters at Dries Van Noten also contribute to this grunge resurgence.
Givenchy adds a dusty touch with reptile patterns on wool and denim, layered together in a manner that evokes the image of Frankenstein – adhering to the spirit of “take what you can and run fast.” It might be a statement on the chaos of the world, but it all comes together in a unique fashion statement.
Long Trench Coats Long, oversized trench coats with pointed collars are prevalent in the Fall-Winter 2023 season. SAINT LAURENT presents the most dramatic version, a floor-length trench coat with striped patterns and pronounced shoulders, reminiscent of antagonists in films. AMI PARIS, Auralee, and Emporio Armani also offer impressive and new designs for those looking for trench coats. These designs predominantly feature subdued colors like beige, cream, and charcoal, making them both eye-catching and elegantly sophisticated.
Men’s Fashion and Bare Skin Exposure Here’s a trend you can easily adopt: baring it all. Embracing body liberation is a trend in men’s fashion. Just as suits without shirts are taking over the red carpet, masculine bare chests are making appearances on the fashion runway. Rick Owens, Fendi, and Dolce & Gabbana showcase suits without shirts (except for collars), while Prada introduces exceptional cardigan sweaters without buttons or shirts. LOEWE presents wide-cut designs that expose the body, and JW Anderson incorporates unique designs to reveal the physique.
American Inspiration Traditional American style dominates the runways this season, appealing to American and Japanese brands like Auralee, AMIRI, KENZO, and Kolor. They draw inspiration from preppy styles and elevate them. BODE, a beloved American brand, introduces a collection featuring thick velvet clothing, folk embroidery patterns, and priest-like woolen sweaters adorned with bull motifs, making a strong impression on its growing fan base.
Biker Aesthetics Return in Men’s Fashion The image of bikers is an endless source of inspiration for designers. In 2023, we’ll witness a more refined and sleek version of rugged motorcycle riders. In other words, glossy leather jackets, the epitome of high-end fashion, are on-trend. They are paired with wide-leg trousers by Lemaire, AMI PARIS, and AMIRI. Meanwhile, 1017 ALYX 9SM creates the image of a man in an all-leather outfit with studded leather pants at the knees.
Science Fiction-Inspired Suits Fashion and science fiction seem to meld together in the Fall-Winter 2023 collections, featuring blazers without collars from Louis Vuitton and suits with wrapped and buttoned collars in a Star Trek style by Dior. Limited colors and comfortable yet sharp designs by Prada also align with the science fiction trend. Meanwhile, LOEWE creates a puffed jacket with an expansive, curved structure.
Impressive Oversized Scarves The Fall-Winter 2023 fashion season witnesses the presence of large, ankle-reaching oversized scarves. They are trending at Fendi and Maison Mihara Yasuhiro. Giorgio Armani introduces a luxurious and cozy shawl collar, while French designer Ludovic de Saint Sernin presents a black feather-like shawl as a fashion piece, not just an accessory.
Clearly, these large scarves take center stage in outfits rather than being mere accessories.