street style - winter 18-19 fashion weeks
The biggest Autumn Winter 2018 trends for men
The Autumn Winter season is officially upon us. With six or so months of coats, scarves, gloves hats and (joy!) layers to come, it's time to throw on the cashmere, swaddle up in some shearling and relish all the good things that the cold weather brings to our wardrobes. Here pick of the biggest Autumn Winter 2018 trends from London, Paris, Milan, Florence and New York.
It's all about the Nineties
Full tracksuits, lux-y shell suits, bucket hats and oversized fugly sneakers. The nineties trend hits its (very aggy) stride for Autumn Winter 2018. The best take on the trend (unsurprisingly) was at Prada, where Mrs. P sent out models decked in logoed bucket hats and cagoules. The effect was very "Gallagher brothers at Glastonbury". If you plan on going in on the Nineties trend, it's probably best to invest in, you guessed it, a bucket hat.
Layer-up in leather
There was a distinctive Matrix vibe at many of the shows this season, with oversized, ultra-long leather coats in worn-out hides. Feeling brave? Go full wipe-down, leather trousers and all.
Invest in a shearling
Simple, this one. A high quality shearling overcoat will last you a lifetime and keep you warm for just as long. This season's best shearling coats were at Hermes, though Giorgio Armani, Belstaff and Philipp Plein also showed desirable styles worthy of your cold hard cash. The look here is less on-pitch Motty, more off-duty ranch hand.
The technical outerwear trend shows no sign of abating - whether it's the oversized puffer jackets shown by Demna Gvsalia at Balenciaga, the hardwearing Velcro cagoules at Lanvin, or the ultra-long down-filled jackets sent out at Boss - right now if it ain't nylon, we don't want to know.
You should definitely be wearing brown in town
The colour of choice for UPS delivery men and girl scouts, brown is the shade of the Season. Fendi led the charge with a host of double F-clad worker jackets, cagoules and shearling fleeces, while Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton showed a series of tree bark-hued overcoats, bomber jackets and deconstructed blazers. Feeling brave? Get yourself a brown suit (though you should probably aim for a shade closer to milk chocolate than Towie fake tan).
It's all about checks
And the more clashing those checks, the better. Donatella Versace led the charge, with one of her best collections in years. Bright checked donkey jackets came teamed with tartan trousers and plaid shirts. It was much the same at Marni, where Francesco Risso showed super-oversized checks on equally oversized overcoats. If in doubt, team a classic plaid shirt with a check fisherman over-shirt for peak off-duty cool.