From Givenchy to Prada, here’s what the big names in fashion are offering their mens clientele.
After a successful wrap at the Milan Fashion Week, the world’s hottest designers have started pushing their latest Men Fall 2023 collection on their socials. From Givenchy to Saint Laurent, this fall season was packed with contemporary silhouettes for today’s modern & picky gentlemen. Clean lines, oversized coats, suits, and more took centre stage during the Menswear collections.
At their core, luxury fashion brands also explored their essence and the awareness of the thin line between fashion and art. They also emphasised colour and texture, blending masculine and feminine. Brands unveiled their collections in a streamlined palette of black, white, nude, navy, silver, and more. For instance, Dolce & Gabbana unveiled its latest fall Winter 2023/24 collection with a dark black sea of impeccably tailored suits and masterfully sharp-cut coats. “Almost violent in its intensity,” said Domenico. “We’ve envisioned this collection as if it were a photo in black and white: timeless, eternal, without any chromatic vehemence which would’ve made it current, temporary, Alla Moda.”
Other fashion brands opted for monochromatic colours. Givenchy’s Fall-Winter 2023/24 collection showed pieces in a monochromatic colour palette, with splashes of vibrant pinks, greens, and purples. There were lashings of tailoring, cargo trousers transformed into skirts over sweatpants and tartan kilts that collided with artfully distressed knits.
Here are the most memorable 2023-menswear collections.
For Saint Laurent, black is not just a colour but an identity and a symbol of sophistication. But, when you primarily use only one colour to voice each passing collection, innovation remains rather tricky because you cannot hide behind drama or fanciful fabrications. Simply, there just has to be great clothes, and this is a feat that Anthony Vaccarello’s Fall/Winter 2023 menswear collection for Saint Laurent tastefully accomplishes. A palette of black, white, nude, navy, and silver took centre stage throughout the collection. However, it focused on the boldness of shape and texture rather than colour.
The Fall-Winter 2023/24 collection also blended masculine and feminine motifs. Fluidity was a focal hallmark, and clean garments were the primary goal. There were floor-hugging overcoats, ultra-sharp shoulders, hooded pieces, knitwear tunics with extended necks, and more.
Created by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simmons, Prada presented its latest Fall-Winter 2023/24 collection, exploring the principles of fashion and evaluating its importance and impact in the modern world. Simons and Miuccia presented their eerie collection, “LET’S TALK ABOUT CLOTHES.” Like much of the big House’s output this season, Prada focused on a presentation of essentials. Unlike others, though, Prada’s ability to shift the paradigms of fashion resulted in a series of reductions — minimalism was key, but don’t mistake this for being simple.
The collection showcased assertive, and extreme silhouettes to create a unique and fresh finish. There was a range of military-inspired outerwear – slim officer’s coats, peacoats, parkas, flight jackets and voluminous bombers. The oversized collars and cardigans were also featured throughout the collection.
DOLCE & GABBANA
Designers Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana unveiled their latest Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2023/24 collection, exploring the essence of the brand. The show was held on January 14th, during the Milan Fashion Week.
The collection also explored the purity of the volumes, the innovative proportions, the tailored cut, the Italian fabrics and silks, and the handmade craftsmanship. Reviving elements of the FW 1999/00 collection, the Italian luxury fashion brand showed off micro-shirts, double-waist trousers, and superstructures of girdles, corsets and bands. “This has nothing to do with minimalism, but rather with simplicity,” they stated. Dark pieces were what this season’s collection was about. “These are our codes – which span from black to black, to eighty percent black,” they joke.
Givenchy unveiled its latest Fall-Winter Menswear 2023/24 collection, re-evaluating and re-valuing the “archetypes of menswear through the eyes of contemporary masculinities.” Creative Director Matthew M. Williams also “identified an instinctive evolution of sartorial virtues reflected in his own relationship with clothes,”.
Williams bookended his confident fall show with razor-sharp suits, and in between blended the tropes of American casualwear and workwear — plaids, sweats, utility pants, thermals, boiler suits — with more classic, dressier menswear archetypes. He tossed handsome overcoats in herringbone, melton, tattered suede or camel cashmere over layered knits, droopy shorts and rubber boots.
Fendi presented its latest Fall-Winter 2023/24 collection, putting the power of textures at the fore. This could be seen in this season’s cocooning outwear, blanket coats and ponchos, cashmere track separates, oversized vests, fluid trousers, mohair scarves, and blankets.
The brand also took on classicism and traditional menswear silhouettes. There were asymmetrical sartorial classics and deconstructed shirting that revealed flashes of skin. Of course, the “it” iconic item, the “Baguette Bag” was also present.