The sheer variety of stunning sartorial statement pieces served up by the world’s best-loved haute couture maisons will leave debonair gentlemen quite literally spoilt for choice this season. From colourful boudoir-inspired garments and charming country apparel to bold, disco-fever ensembles and shimmering futuristic garments, no stone has been left unturned in the name of high fashion. Read on, dear reader, to see the hottest menswear looks of the Fall / Winter 2021 season…
Old meets new in Ermenegildo Zegna’s latest men’s Fall / Winter collection. A fresh slate for the brand introduces a new design approach for a plethora of contemporary silhouettes specifically crafted to meet the more casual needs of today’s debonair gentleman. While still staying true to its history of remarkable tailoring, methodology and construction hallmarks to the celebrated brand.
Monochromatic ensembles were interspersed with pops of colour in Balenciaga’s latest Fall / Winter menswear line. Featuring puffy overcoats and streamlined blazers, as well as trenches that screams for attention — here, casual elegance meets comfort with a hint of edginess.
This season, Berluti pulls out all the stops showcasing a collection of lush mohair suits, colourful knitted sweaters and a plethora of silk shirts, multi-hued headwear.
Burberry’s seasonal men’s collection, proves itself truly British as it pays to the traditional British country style while injecting a sense of freedom to the mix. Highlighting piped lapels, trenches, hunting vests and ruffled coats, among other inclusions that bring out a sense of playfulness to pair with its quintessentially British style.
Dolce & Gabbana
Is disco bling back? It would seem so as seen on Dolce & Gabbana’s FW 2021 menswear catwalk. Awash in brazen golds, shimmering silvers, gleaming whites and multicoloured prints – its a perfect amalgam of ’70s-inspired disco fever and the futuristic. And, in an era where toned-down fashion and casualwear dominate, it offers a boldly welcome reprieve.
Standing in contrast with its women’s Fall / Winter line, Fendi’s male offerings this season have elevated its typically neutral palette of beiges, whites and browns with a liberal – for the brand – dose of colour. From powder-blue trenches to an avant-garde printed overcoat, it is an interesting departure for the brand, one that nevertheless retains all the classic tailoring and attention to detail that makes a Fendi a Fendi.
Layering is the name of the game, with puffy jackets worn over hoodies, leather coats and suit jackets over cowled sweaters, all heightening the overall outré effect. Featuring a gamut of textures, cuts, fabrics and accessories, a dominant motif is the veritable treasure trove of hooded creations on offer.
There’s an undeniable country charm that surrounds the latest seasonal line from Gucci, with tweed suits, knit sweaters and belted vests all serving to spotlight this running theme. Apart from a few more flirtatious offerings – a ruffled brown coat and a shimmering turtle neck, to name but two – it evokes the image of British men on a hunt, replete with such equine-inspired accessories as riding caps and sturdy knee-high leather boots.
The epitome of subdued elegance – think hooded parkas, casual sweaters, fleece jackets and zippered track bottoms – Hermès’ exemplifies just what luxe tailoring and sophistication looks like. Interspersed between each item in the collection is a welcomed splash of vibrant colours and contrasting patterns.
Throwing masculine fashion out the window and embracing unabashed gender fluidity as the central focus of Loewe’s FW2021 collection. Going hippy, rock, grunge and punk, this season’s runway was punctuated with ambiguous maxi-skirts-cum-pants, pansy-print cardigans, and bondage-style trousers.
As an exploration of his own African heritage, artistic director of Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh tales his design cue from the Black Lives Matter movement, creating the ‘Ebonics’ collection, comprised of floor-length coats with zoot suit twist.
Putting a firm emphasis on layered looks, fine tailoring and a riot of geometric patterns, Valentino adds a dash of playfulness to its usual sombre monochromatic colour tones this season as seen on this year’s Fall-Winter runway for menswear.
For his latest line, Ferragamo’s Paul Andrew has taken a leap to the future, Reimagining the iconic looks that dress the military, athletic and scuba diving attire with a twist of dystopia inspired by a world of sci-fi cult classics as The Matrix and Gattaca, Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest line spotlights fluorescent colours, transparent fabrics and tight-fitted bionic fabrics. A creative post-Covid foretelling, if you will.
Monogrammed creations have long been synonymous with Italian fashion house Versace, and its latest seasonal collection is no different. In this case, however, it opted to introduce a new motif – La Greca. Inspired by its heritage Greek Key pattern, the monogram consistently took place of pride in the line’s futuristic garments, and more to prove that more can be more without overdoing it.