This month has seen menswear fashion week in London, Milan and Paris for spring/summer 2017. See the latest fashion for men.
Menswear Fashion Week SS17
Menswear fashion week has exponentially grown in popularity and size in the past few years. Yet, they face the same balancing act.
There's the tug of war between commercial and creative, the balance between sartorial and sportswear and the playfulness of masculine and feminine. The spring/summer 2017 fashion season is no different.
Here's our highlights from menswear fashion week in London, Milan and Paris.
London Collections: Men
The men's fashion weeks SS17 began with four-days of shows and presentations for London Collections: Men. The capital offers breadth in the form of heritage Savile Row brands to exciting new fashion designers.
Both Burberry and Alexander McQueen forewent a fashion show which is possibly a reaction to the uncertain economic situation in Britain. Although, it could be a sign of the ever-more packed fashion calendar as resort wear ends and haute couture beckons.
Alexander McQueen, however, did offer a brief indulgence in splendour that crossed between 1960s colonialist India and the 18th century. The Maharajah met the dandy and it was glorious.
Tailoring, ruffles, beading, jacquard prints and hand-stitched embroidery made for exquisite opulence. Watch the latest menswear line from Alexander McQueen.
Milan Men's Fashion Week
Next up was Milan Men's Fashion Week which only showed three fashion designers. One of which was the wonderful duo of DSquared2.
The factory setting and Blondie soundtrack set the tone from the off. It was a suited and platform-heel booted nod to seventies New York.
The theme was then mixed with the rough and ready British street style with ska skinhead staples. Plaid shirts, suspenders and denim all made an appearance.
It was wearability with punk and pizazz in the sparkling camouflage, glitter tops and cropped flared trousers. Once again the pair clashed genres to make a youthful rebellious whole.
Paris Men's Fashion Week
Paris holds the last men's fashion week before haute couture takes over the city. A highlight was unsurprisingly the Valentino menswear SS17 collection.
The theme was of the unfinished from an expert viewpoint inspired by The Met Breuer exhibition in New York Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible. From a technical angle it was exciting the see the process.
The slightly undone, work in progress shows creativity in action that is completed in the wearing of it. Valentino have questioned the process of design and creation.
Their line offered an array of military casual, all camouflage and smart comfort. There was also a surprisingly large assortment of outerwear for the season.
Layers showcased shirts and cropped trousers, dangling threads on knitwear and sumptuous materials. An emerging favourite is their jaguar camel coat though the many bomber jackets will likely take the crown.
(Main image from Valentino)