Volt Café has put together the menswear trends that we feel matter for A/W16. From futuristic metallics to soft silks, the shows revealed a generous palette of unique styles. After a few years of somewhat ‘settled’ trends, this men’s fashion week surprised with some bold trends. Step aside ladies; here comes the fearless and fashionable male!

the metallics new DONE

Calvin Klein Collection, Versace and Emporio Armani all presented a handful of metallics. Whether heavy gold, rose or shimmering silver, it’s your pick! While Versace’s and Armani’s silver gear will make you ready for the snow slopes, Calvin Klein revealed the double coat, working a thinner metallic coat with a classic camel piece on top. Why wear one when you can wear two, eh?

the seventies new DONE


If you aren’t feeling metallic futurism, perhaps retro is more you. Luckily for you, heavy fringes, along with turtlenecks and flares, were shown by Burberry, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Prada. Gucci clearly stated that it’s time to replace those hipster glasses with a pair of heavy specs. Roberto Cavalli was all about the disco fever, presenting glitzy jackets along with a pair of bold flares, while Burberry kept it less literal and combined a longer coat together with flares and a high-necked sport jumper. With so many ways of appropriating the 70’s trend, we suggest not being apprehensive of stepping out of those skinnies and instead embody the freedom of the flares!

embellished jackets DONE

Another trend at the catwalk was the embellished jackets. Balmain, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci were all keen on delivering the latest ‘IT’ accessory for the jacket. From dressy blazers to bombers, the choice is yours as long as you grace it with a symbol or two. Perhaps you’re a heartbreaker and feel a heart with an arrow á la Gucci is for you or you’re more of the cowboy type who enjoys the embroidery of a stallion across your chest, if so, then Dolce & Gabbana is right on point!

Silk trousers done

Now to the man who is comfortable in his sexuality and who isn’t afraid to go silky. Guys – brace yourselves, for the silk trouser has hit the catwalk! J.W. Anderson, Gucci, Balmain and Roberto Cavalli were all praising the shiny trouser. Roberto Cavalli went for the silk set revealing a pyjama trend while at Balmain silks were teamed up with a smarter blazer and a coat. Gucci on the other hand kept it relaxed with a plain-ish trouser along with a matching jacket and a white simple tee.

There is no doubt that next seasons menswear went for a bold theme including heartbreaker jackets and silk trousers not to mention the shimmery futuristic coats. This A/W it is all about breaking boundaries, forget ‘less is more’ instead experiment with the playfulness of all the styles given and go wild!


Words & images by: Marija Filipova


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