Milan men's Fashion week ss 2022 key trends: a nod to Travel spirit

Milan Spring summer 2022 fashion refreshes the clothes with refined, soft, and fluid fabric and above all a love for the spirit for the utopian life, the new optimism, positivity, fun, and surfing ethos.

The designer's collection presented in Milan's spring Summer 2022 show is to expose buyers to nature, connect to the cosmos, moving to the beach – whole new independence.  

Pandemic has shifted the consumer's need from aesthetically beautiful look to relaxed styles as a primary need – and intellectual need, too.

The world is so complicated – so overcomplicated – we can lose the essence of human life. Be it Prada, Armani, Fendi, or MSGM the men's catwalk styles are redefining the season's attitude, which made models walked shorts, pajamas, fluid shirts, and summer jackets portraying the post-pandemic men's styles.

 This is the design direction we spotted dominating the Spring-summer 2022 men's Milan fashion week January 20 – 23: Paris Haute Couture Week .

Milan Spring Summer 2022 trend direction- 

 

Outdoor oasis, an outdoor spirit emerges as a key theme of the season. This season designers transformed their men's suits collection into sporty and lightweight designs mixed with shorts making it easy to wear at home or for the beach. 

Suit with shorts, bucket hat, outdoor oasis airy silk shirt, layering, and shorts, track pants, Men midriff defines the Milan Spring-summer 22 men' collection.

Milan S/S 2022 Mens key items

Mans

MSGM

Fendi

Men's suit with shorts becomes mainstream at the show- the designs came in soft hues and cozy relaxed looks. Our report assumes there will be a tremendous shift in men's design for the upcoming few seasons that will be pastel and travel spirit since consumers look to explore the freedom amid covid lockdown and the change in work-life culture.

Etro- Travel spirit

Etro S/S 2022

Etro S/S 2022

Etro S/S 2022

Key Highlights- upholstery-based prints, bright colors and prints, a touch of the travel spirit, green shiny silk pants and airy shirts, silk pajamas and sand linen embroidered caftans.

Etro’s spring collection explored the brand’s signature nomadic theme of the colorful mixtures with a tribute to Franco Battiato, an Italian composer whose designer had worked on projects in the mid-1980s before working the family firm. The show’s music was a soundtrack from one Battiato masterpiece work ‘L’era del Cinghiale Bianco.’


For showcasing Travel spirit the spring-summer collection designer preferred the outing with models on the railway tracks on a sunny Sunday morning consisted of the usual bright colors and prints the house is known for now, with a touch of the travel spirit missing in the pandemic year.


The key styles and colors spotted shows there was a rise of the light green leaf print silk shirt and pants or the ecru linen knit sleeveless tank and bright satin pants that opened the show with the model carrying a white shoulder bag.

Being a spring collection and showing outdoors provided the purpose for a light take on the house’s upholstery-based prints.

The hooded sweatshirts featured the house classic paisley-based prints on one model with green shiny silk pants while the next model had on a light silk airy shirts under a yellow-orange degraded cotton single breast suit. Silk pajamas in the variations of paisley pale blue and sand linen embroidered caftan rounded out the sporty range.

Prada S/S 2022- ready to move

Prada S/S 2022

Prada S/S 2022

Prada S/S 2022

Trend Highlights- very light shirt jumpsuit shorts– in white cotton with mermaids prints or in striped cotton, single breast jacket – a slight drop shoulder straight line cuts, a rectangular, boxy fit with angular lapels with sleeves rolled up and flap pockets – in black wool. fragmented hems and unfinished trims, Bucket hats

New Item- Cape jacket, sleeveless shirt, mermaids prints or in striped cotton

Tailoring continues as a direct way to express different ideas about clothes and the body. Deconstruction of garments and the likes of, say, fragmented hems and unfinished trims are not within the essence of their design approaches, separately or together. Now, the tailoring is crisp.

The tailoring comes in a unique shape of the new single breast jacket – a slight drop shoulder straight line cuts, a rectangular, boxy fit with angular lapels with sleeves rolled up and flap pockets – in black wool.

The cut denotes a more relaxed approach making these jackets more like an overshirt layered overprint square tank tops and matching shorts with front panel skirting.

The new design detail on these jackets is the installation of the two buttons. By putting the two buttons slightly more inward on the front body of the jackets, when closed, these jackets give off a very slight illusion of a double breast as a way of tightening the center waistline.

This same effect can be seen on the light pink knee-length coat, where the buttons are placed closer to the pockets.
Even the very light shirt jumpsuit shorts– in white cotton with mermaids prints or in striped cotton – have drawstrings to cinch the waist giving these jump-short summer suits their tailored shapes.

Here, the use of specific fabrics is an indicator of how the base of the materials of Prada’s fashion, especially men’s clothes, serve as a cultural mixer combining the high and low – the reification of luxuries like fine wools and cashmere intersect with nylon and now eco-nylon.

A luxurious bright yellow leather biker jacket is paired with the knit skort, a boiled cashmere cardigan layered on top of a cotton jumpsuit, or the ‘aged’ brown leather jacket and knit square print sleeveless tank and skort. The uncomplicated fabrics serve to highlight the simple but great clothes.

One of the models walking in a group of four in the water wore a light green and shredded white lines pattern square tank and skirt panel front short.

The green fabric came from the same material used for the jackets, tunics, and skirts of the women’s spring 1996 collection titled ‘Banal Eccentricity.’ This subtle mixing of known Prada heritage like this 1996 fabric intended to posit and weave the brand history into current products.

Giorgio Armani- redefining men's suit

Giorgio Armani S/S 2022

Giorgio Armani S/S 2022

Giorgio Armani S/S 2022

Key Highlights- navy pinstripe section at the end of this show, there are different versions of a combination of jacket/pant, shirt/pant, blouson/pant or vest/pant that can be considered as ‘suits.’ The suit is no longer just a formal jacket and a matching pants.

 

The first three male models wearing the opening three looks show a straight line cut short four buttons double breast jacket, a tight fitted soft shoulder two buttons single breast jacket, and a cropped double breast jacket/coat paired with loose-fit white pants showed extreme versatility. 

 

The designer has easily navigated the boundaries of men’s dressing, erasing much of the clear distinctions between more formal and more casual types of wardrobes. 

 

None of these three looks veer formal, and none are too casual. But these looks telegraph a man who understands a persistent way of dressing and perhaps too a new way of sartorial thinking in a slow but subtle way. 

 

No matter what, the suit continues as the centerpiece of the men’s wardrobe. In the white segment and the navy pinstripe section at the end of this show, there are different versions of a combination of jacket/pant, shirt/pant, blouson/pant, or vest/pant that can be considered as ‘suits.’

 

This season we see radical transformations in men's suits changes that get super light fabrics and home leisure aesthetic caused by the pandemic. The suit is no longer merely a formal coat and matching pants it needs to have sporty elements to support the lifestyle changes.

 

The deconstruction of both formal and sporty sportswear leads to this lesser sharp divide. Indeed the choice of very light fabrics – silk nylon, linen, silk rayon, and lightweight cotton – allows for a more seamless edge. The lighter materials provide a solid foundation for softer shapes. 

 

“Overall, the approach is very light. We know a more carefree way to dress this past year. The suit is no longer composed of a blazer and a pair of pants. The timeless and effortless style remains a valuable lesson,” Mr. Armani said after his second show in Milano. 

 

But for the more a traditional suit – it can’t get any more classic than this – went under a minor sartorial surgery. The shape of the double breast is fitted at the waist, slightly flare out above the hips, and slightly shorter in length paired with cigarette pants. At the same time, there is plenty of knee-length Bermuda shorts here for the beach or the dinner party

Philipp Plein S/S 2022

Philipp Plein S/S 2022

Philipp Plein S/S 2022

Philipp Plein S/S 2022

Key Highlights- white and ecru embroidered denim, white towel lounge robes, or a plain light camel blouson and pant with just a small black logo just above the heart on the jacket. In addition, there are lots of silk foulards shirts for a more casual outing. Tattoo Prints, Punk, Playful prints for the youth market, Bucket hat. Stencil print, baseball varsity jackets, sweatshirts, and jumpers with matching pants.

 

Plein collaborated with the digital artist Anthony Tudisco in producing a ten minutes long video in a metaverse vision titled ‘Life in Dreams.’ 

 

The key styles and items spotted worn by models at the show were Plein classic signature products imaginable. The key fashion trends spotted were pineapple skies prints, burning palm trees, tattoo graphics, and the PP logo image and embroidered in every possible repetition on essential baseball varsity jackets, sweatshirts, and jumpers with matching pants.

 

White and ecru embroidered denim, white towel lounge robes, or a plain light camel blouson and pant with just a small black logo just above the heart on the jacket spotted a few key trends at the show. 

 

In addition, there are lots of silk foulards shirts for a more casual outing, leather pants matched with the baseball jacket, and sweaters and the robe jacket are the perfect looks for an outing.

Mans - Playful outdoor suits

Mans S/S 2022

Mans S/S 2022

Mans S/S 2022

Key Highlights-  brown tailored broad shoulder jacket with a blue front creased hot shorts, orange-pink wave pattern sweater, deep red cotton shirt, a red and light grey pattern single breast hot pantsuit, or a classic pinstripe grey jacket with a midriff cropped knit.

 

Álvarez addressed this apparent disparity in adult-child fashion by offering a playful takedown of serious dressing. He mixed a brown tailored broad shoulder jacket with a blue front creased hot shorts, orange-pink wave pattern sweater, deep red cotton shirt, a red and light grey pattern single breast hot pantsuit, or a classic pinstripe grey jacket with a midriff cropped knit.

 

A lime green silk drawstring running shorts. Jackets become like undergarments, losing their construction and, more importantly, their power as a garment established over centuries. This free spirit idea gave his spring-summer 2022 collection a youthful and fresh feel without too much of the constraints abiding by trends. 

MSGM- Outdoor Oasis

MSGM S/S 2022

MSGM S/S 2022

MSGM S/S 2022

Key Highlights- colorful hand-dyed pants, stretch print mock necks polo and cargo pants, white print shirts, and black leggings, Freedom emerges as a key theme, an outdoor oasis element for the consumers who are looking to free themselves after the pandemic lockdown. Airy top with slouchy sleeves, bucket hat

Giorgetti’s MSGM men’s spring collection revolves around the 1990s surfing ethos from the Stephen Miller photographs from The Spiritual Good Time series of guys in surf suits and bleach hairs hanging out against sunset on the horizon.

Now translated into clothes, these imaginary surf lives become colorful hand-dyed pants, stretch print mock necks polo and cargo pants, white print shirts, and black leggings.

The bright neon green and light purple suiting reflected the colors early dusk lights. A pale blue sweatshirt with an orange crab print continued the sea motif in this light and carefree collection of street vibes clothes.

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