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Friday, August 31, 2018

Men's Spring Summer 2019 Fashion Trend Forecast

In this post, I'll be sharing four key Men's fashion trends for spring summer 2019 as highlighted by New York-based firm Fashion Snoops. Each trend story in this forecast will include key takeaways, materials, must-have items, design details, and colors.

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To better understand the origin of the trends, there are four macro trends from which these seasonal stories emerge. They are:

New Local - new suburbia, glocalization (supporting local businesses and belonging to community), and the design of better products (quality over quantity)

Human Nature - off the grid (unplugging/unwinding), climate challenge (reducing emissions), and eco-tourism (sustainable travel)

Emotional Capacity - spiritual practices (meditation), mindfulness (sharing feelings), and human sensation (multi-sensory experiences)

New Creative - industry disrupted (job roles are shifting), hyper culture (instant access to information), and freelance culture (digital nomads, workplace freedom)

1. Main St.
Key takeaways for the Main St. story are: dad style, matching sets, domestic bliss, commuting coats, occasion dressing, relaxed tailoring, maximum pattern, nostalgia, time-honored styles, and suburban living. 

main street mens fashion trend spring 2019

Materials include sporty satin, puckered gingham, drop needle knits, tapestry texture, pieced shirtings, retro poplin, and patterned seersucker. Design details are boxy sleeves and Johnny collars. Must-have items are the gent bomber jacket, banker suit, brunch sweater (polo style), league shirt (bowling inspired), executive pants (subtle pleats), and weekend polo shirt. Accessories are the Oxford and derby shoe, fishermen sandal, weekender bag, and vintage watch. The colors are retro mid-tones, aquatic hues, and greens such as lilypad and avocado. Brands to reference for more inspiration are Prada and Gucci.

main street spring 2019 colors

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2. Talisman
Ten key takeaways for the Talisman theme are: a focus on Australia, ancestral stories, traditional techniques, symbols + relics, mystical surrealism, summer marls, subtle embellishment, nature's accessories, all-season tailoring, and loud print + patterns. It's a trend for the younger customer, with a focus on active basics and the evolution of outdoorsy looks.

talisman men's fashion forecast spring 2019

Materials include nylon mesh, embossed exotics, patterned modal, tribal jacquards, distressed, yarn-dyed shirtings, micro poplin, and lightweight marls. Design details are tribal piecing, braided closures, mystical inserts, techno toggles, decorative beading, and hood flaps. Must-have items are the ritual jacket (trucker silhouette), mechanical suit with functional details, outback sweater, painted hill pants in (new camo prints), and the totemic T-shirt (boxy fit and tribal motif). Accessories include the coin pendant necklace, relic jewels, and beaded bracelets. The color palette uses purple as an accent, with teals, blues, and warm red balancing out the neutrals. See Off-White and Missoni for more examples.

talisman men's colors

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3. Ventura
Key takeaways for the Ventura story are: contemporary rustic, Euro Americana, technical lightness, refined quilting, range of pinks, black & white landscapes, unstructured tailoring, desert journey, soul searchers, and rustic balance. 

ventura men's trend frecast

Materials are pique Oxford cloth, cracked leather, lightweight suede, puckered shirtings, overdyed jersey, and gauzy knits. Design details are the softened funnel neck, lace-up placket, pronounced stitching, zippered shoulders, and suede horsebit inserts. Must-have items are the Dunes jacket (suede body and trucker silhouette), Mojave suit (pima cotton), Ashcroft sweater (notch lapel and boxy fit), Mirage shirt (zip front), Yuma shorts (linen blend, above the knee), and the painted desert henley. Accessories are the active sandal, tennis shoe, travel knapsack, extra long belt, straw cap, and round aviators. The color palette makes strong use of pink, and also includes blues and pink-casted browns. See Topman and Ralph Lauren Purple Label for more inspiration. 

ventura trend forecast colors spring 2019

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4. Xchange
Ten takeaways for Xchange are: the new uniform, heritage without the cliches, updates to workwear, cool + casual + comfort, tech-y tradition, micro motifs, active tailoring, focus on accessories, ultra clean lines + styling, and integrated tech for retail. 

xchange trend spring summer 2019 men

Materials are heavyweight nylon, electra wool, workwear canvas, flex wovens, jute herringbone denim, cork, and jersey-lined suiting. Design details include: ID tags, kangaroo pockets, zippered plackets, stitched pockets, industrial straps, and metallic taping. Must-haves are the engineered suit (pieced construction), IBM sweater (cardigan with cuffs and side vents), data shirt (snap placket), co-op pants (loose shape), and the e-knit (active-inspired). Accessories are the slide sandal, runner shoes, nylon backpack, velcro straps on footwear, and the smart watch. Colors for Xchange are tech-driven, with lush green, blues, and neutrals including grey and khaki. See Givenchy and Rick Owens for more inspiration. 

xchange colors spring 2019

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Additional trend reports:

Four women's denim trends for 2020.

Four men's fall 2019 winter 2020 trends.

Four women's trends for spring summer 2020.

See four men's trends for fall 2018 and winter 2019.

See four denim trends for 2019.

See five footwear trends for spring summer 2019

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