Paris Men’s fashion week takes place each year at the grand opera house Palais Garnier in Paris Jan. 20-24. Designers and a long line of models at Paris Men’s Fashion week worked together bringing all the latest trends in menswear to the runway for A/W16. This season however, gone were those gender bending moments as menswear faces an retail, stock-market turbulence, terror fears and political uncertainty. Designers in Paris went for more reliable selling looks and didn’t take too many chances in menswear for next fall.
Though luxury menswear sales continue to grow faster than womenswear sales, many are keeping their eyes on the prize because it is unclear whether the demand will keep pace with the growth for the 29 billion-euro ($32 million) global men’s luxury ready-to-wear business.
Menswear currently is still pushing out trends to appeal to all male types with a variety of silhouettes as men’s stores continue to open and as New York anticipates it upcoming show this February Here are the top trends from Paris Men’s fashion week A/W16.
Edgy Floral: Floral prints were in full bloom but not the feminine floral but floral backed on leather or displayed in high-octane color.
Sporty: Tailored sportswear and athleticwear is still top of the menswear fashion food chain this season from Paris as designers continued to mix sporty elements with tailored clothing, which are very reliable sellers.
Shades of brown: Brown is the new black in menswear, earth tones were a hit among all the runway men’s shows thus far, but for Paris shades of Brown definitely hit the runway hard other trending colors were dark green and rust.
Knitwear: Statement sweaters and capes ruled the runway from cinched to loose fit styles with a little bit of definition, oversized belted sweaters with be among top trend in menswear A/W16.
Embellishment and adornment: Striking patterns, prints or graphics, this trend definitely will be huge in menswear for 2016. Embroidered sweaters and novelty jackets will definitely be a hit in menswear for A/W 2016.
Slouchy trousers: Don’t say bye bye to skinny jeans totally just yet, designers are giving men more options doing both silhouettes slouchy looks with fitted tops or jackets will definitely be the trend for 2016.
1970s: 70’s Brit pop definitely rules menswear this season in Paris with some of the looks to include rocker style suits, mod looks, hounds tooth and plaids.
Military outerwear :Military outerwear styles and silhouettes ruled Paris runway hot looks in military-inspired duffle coats and periodic capes were top trends.
Turtleneck with suits: The Turtleneck replaces the tie in Paris as suits and sport coats were more likely to be worn with turtlenecks rather than with shirts and