Trends for Autumn and Winter 2018
The first leaves are beginning to fade. A drop in the mercury heralds the onset of autumn. The trends for the next six months are a reflection of autumn in textiles: pleasantly soft fabrics, with a warm, relaxed and comfortable feel, and muted tones, that, thanks to varied structures, are as diverse as an autumn forest.
Waistcoats are this season’s must-have
As far as the Autumn/Winter 2018/19 season is concerned, no fashion-conscious ensemble is complete without a waistcoat. This article is regaining recognition as an integral component in men’s suits and, thanks to a wide variety of designs, can be teamed to create different styles. These can be included seamlessly in the overall look of your outfit, create fashionable contrasts or be a stand-alone statement. No matter whether you wear it over a shirt or a fine wool jumper, increasingly, a waistcoat is a versatile item of clothing, and an essential in every wardrobe.
Trendy and warm: jumpers instead of shirts
This season’s look is relaxed yet sophisticated. Roll-neck or knitted crewneck jumpers coordinate well with the latest outfits. And if you decide to stick with shirts, combine the soft cotton quality with a knitted or wool tie.
Checks and stripes for a change
Again this winter, block colours are the exception as stylish men are opting for checks or stripes. Traditional patterns such as glen checks, windowpane checks, ginghams and pinstripes are unobtrusive, and yet define the outfit.
Celebrate the return of corduroy and fustian
The subtle interplay of contrasts and opposites culminates in a spectacular comeback. Haptic fabrics such as corduroy and almost velvety fustian are celebrating their return to the fashionable wardrobe. These soft fabrics are shaking off their fusty image of the 1970s and ‘80s and providing stylish options for more outfit ideas.
Grey and blue meet brown
This season, men à la mode are combining dark grey and blue tones with natural, warm brown in a myriad of hues. Men are also wearing black as the sole statement colour this autumn and winter. As a highlight, camel is also claiming its place in the collection.
How do you like the looks for this season?
Your CARL GROSS Team