7 trends for men – spring/summer 2023
It’s time to bare your skin and flaunt your identity – creativity on display – time to take up space! These are the themes that will shape men’s fashion trends next year.
Text: Chili Media Foto: Copenhagen Fashion Week/Moeez og Vogue/Phil Oh/Acielle.
Next year’s spring and summer fashion for men will be full of creativity and joyful styling choices. The corona pandemic has left its mark on fashion in many ways, and it’s still having an effect on trends. Comfort is still a key word, but on the other hand, now is the time to dress up again and express who you are. Men’s fashion for SS23 is bold and playful, and not necessarily very gentlemanly.
These are the 7 most notable trends for men in the coming year.
Turn Up the Volume
Skinny jeans are long forgotten – trousers should be voluminous. On the runway, skinny jeans have already been scrapped by several big names such as Balenciaga, Celine and Vetements. Balloon trousers and wide-leg jeans have been in the limelight for a while. Take the next step this coming spring and summer with a pair of dramatic flared trousers or properly baggy jeans.
Vests with Nothing Underneath
At international fashion weeks many men have sported different kinds of vests. This season, the vest should be worn without a t-shirt or shirt underneath. Go for a waistcoat if you’re feeling fancy, or a knitted variety if you want a more relaxed look.
During the SS23 fashion weeks, many of the street style stars swore by one thing in particular: double denim. This relaxed look leaves so much room for different styling options and is a statement in itself. Particularly light-wash denim proved popular, but some preferred to go for a mix of different types and colours of denim.
The suit will never die. Yet fashion houses are always finding new ways to reinvent it and street style stars are constantly looking for new ways of styling it. This spring and summer, we long for a lighter version, so why bother wearing anything underneath? Leave the shirt at home and make a relaxed yet sexy statement. Keep the tie on if you want – it’s one of the season’s hottest accessories.
A key trend for men this season is patchwork. Men’s fashion week in Paris was full of patchworks, and we saw it in oversized bomber jackets and wide-leg jeans. Perhaps you have something lying around in your wardrobe that you can patch together to make a whole new, trendy outfit?
Skin, Skin, Skin
The fashion industry are having a “naked” counter-reaction to the pandemic. After far too many days in sweatpants and staying at home, we are ready to embrace and show off our bodies. It’s not just in women’s fashion that you see low-waist and crop tops. Men’s fashion is also showing skin. The often controversial singlet is back, and the name of the game will be cropped t-shirts, jumpers, and knitwear. Low-waist trousers and underwear on display is a look that has been prominent both on the runway and among street style stars.
Long Live Gender Fluid
Unisex is not going anywhere. Both trendsetters and designers are exploring both their feminine and masculine sides, creating pieces and collections that are intended for both women and men. At international fashion weeks and fashion fairs, many fashionable men have worn skirts, sequins, and crop tops, while many trendsetting women have rocked baggy trousers, oversized jackets, and impressive shoulder pads. Get playful!
A particularly important and upcoming trend for men is the skirt – taken straight from the street fashion at various international fashion weeks and styled with or without trousers underneath.