Men's fashion: 23 top trends for Fall/Winter 2019-2020

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These are the 23 key menswear trends to follow this Fall/Winter 2019-2020.

1. The skin-baring suit

Dries Van Noten, Prada, Valentino

Gone is the shirt and the roll-neck sweater of last winter. Bare skin is the only accessory needed (preferably worn with an unbuttoned jacket).

2. Acid trip

Dries Van Noten, Dsquared2, GmbH

Designers set the tone during Haute Couture season, with tie dye at Dsquared2 and Dries Van Noten, and paintbox explosions at GmbH.

3. Alpine allure

Cottweiler, Kenzo, Prada

We are yet to see the end of nylon. At Prada, mountainwear was the undoubted victor, with neon motifs and Kenzo and alpinist twists at Cottweiler.

4. Men in black

Celine, No. 21, Saint Laurent

Meticulously tailored suits, with white shirts and ultra-skinny ties...The officewear look - slimfit at Saint Laurent and baggy at Celine - has hijacked the menswear runways.

5. Think pink

Berluti, Boss, Kenzo

The signature shade of the season? Neon pink, whether on a double buttoned suit at Boss or with sportswear accents at Kenzo.

6. Illustrated knitwear

Casablanca, Dior Homme, Loewe

Last season logo-printed T-shirts exploded on the runways, but this Fall/Winter sees knitwear tattooed with illustrations take center stage. At Casablanca, woolen pieces were infused with a quasi-poetic spirit, rivaled only by Loewe and Dior Homme.

7. Monochrome

Ami, Fendi, Louis Vuitton

Whether its beige as seen at Fendi, off white at Ami or gray at Louis Vuitton, the monochrome look is the epitome of quiet confidence.

8. Leather

Alyx, Berluti, Dior Homme

One of the fashion commandments this winter? Those who dare to wear full leather will have their style credentials confirmed in a blink.

9. Leopard print

Marni, Celine, Versace

The kitsch motif par excellence, leopard print has endured the turn of the season, this winter shining on coats at Celine, Versace and Marni. How better to free your wild side?

10. Oversized puffers

Balenciaga, Off-White, Fendi

For many seasons, the puffer has remained a staple trend of the streetwear wardrobe. This winter, even bolder than before, Off-White crowned the key piece with a built-in cross-body bag.

11. Extra-long scarves

Acne Studios, Ami, Dries Van Noten

A winter must-have, the scarf is worn cocoon like, in bright colors and dramatically long.

12. The suit/parka ensemble

Berluti, Givenchy, Dunhill

The parka has unhinged its style potential on the men's Fashion Week runways. Berluti, Dunhill and Givenchy followed suit, pairing it with tailoring to match.

13. Mix and match

Balmain, Fendi, Off-White

A leather or a denim jacket? A chequered blazer or a navy-blue suit jacket? A cardigan in black or camel? You no longer need to chose.

14. Vintage

Loewe, Gucci, Vetements

With a resurgence of flower prints and the "granny look" led by A$AP Rocky wrapping scarves around head à la grandma, vintage womenswear seeped onto the runways, as seen at Vetements, Loewe and Gucci.

15. Dramatic shoulders

Balenciaga, Raf Simons, Bottega Veneta

Knowingly crafted sets of shoulders were seen at Balenciaga, Raf Simons and Bottega Veneta, built into coats and oversized jackets like armour. How else to battle below-zero temperatures?

16. Clarity

Cottweiler, Ann Demeulemeester, Fendi

"Bare all while staying covered" was the tenet sworn to at Cottweiler, Ann Demeulemeester and Fendi.

17. Sleepwear couture

Ann Demeulemeester, Casablanca, Balenciaga

Following the womenswear trend, daytime pajamas were spotted on the men's runways, taking inspiration from 1960s Hollywood. Think silk and velvet, as seen at Casablanca and Ann Demeulemeester.

18. Dressing gown coats

Ann Demeulemeester, Vetements, Celine

With streetwear notions at Vetements, chic meets shock-factor at Celine and bohemian at Ann Demeulemeester, the faux-fur coat was king of the runways.

19. Preppy

Balmain, Gucci, Lacoste

The V-neck has returned alive and kicking, at Balmain, Gucci and Lacoste seen oversized and 1950s preppy.

20. Extreme quilting

Kiko Kostadinov, Bottega Veneta, Off-White

Worn all-over, new life was breathed into padded designs, elevating them to the realm of veritable feather-stuffed sculptures at Bottega Veneta, Off-White and Kiko Kostadinov.

21. New romantic

Ann Demeulemeester, Gucci, Paloma Spain

A poetic aura shone from the runways at Gucci and Palomo Spain, with an unveiling of silk shirts, at once flowing and light.

22. Tattered wool

Ann Demeulemeester, Balmain, Vetements

Sweaters were peppered with holes, torn-up and shredded, a response to the taste of grunge blowing on the breeze. Demna Gvasalia at Vetements continued to make underground style his signature.

23. The neck bag

Dior Homme, Prada, Valentino

Jacquemus sparked the idea this summer: shed the superfluous, carrying only the bare-necessities in a teeny-tiny bag worn around the neck.

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