Following the cancellation of Jacket Required's July edition, moving forwards the menswear portfolio will be curated by Karen Radley, Founder and MD of Scoop. This new edit of menswear collections will mirror the premium line-up of Scoop's women's fashion labels and will be part of the show's exciting September 2021 edition.

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18 September 2019

Menswear trends for AW20

From various revamps of the classic two-piece suit to a sudden penchant for Matrix-inspired styles, there’s one theme running through men’s fashion for AW20: we’re going back to the future. New takes on old favourites are fast becoming the norm, as menswear pushes the boundaries of the familiar tailoring and sports styles we’ve become used to. Here’s what the latest runway looks are telling us about the next big trends…


Tailoring revolution

Since we’ll be launching our very own tailoring sector at next season’s edition, it only makes sense that we start here. Led by Dior’s tailoring master, Kim Jones, men’s tailoring is more exciting than ever right now. As the modern man’s uniform transforms into something smarter and more refined, the suit is changing with it.

The most noticeable shift is that designers are getting more innovative with their cuts; we’re seeing more typically “female” cuts make their way into men’s tailoring. Cinched waists and fitted blazers are in and combined with softer fabrics, like silks and lace, bring a subtle New Romantic vibe to suiting.

Another gamechanger for tailoring is experiments with asymmetry. Whether that be in colour, cut or fabric, a little bit of fusion seems to be the new norm. Vertical “half-and-half” suits open the door to endless opportunity for creativity whilst patchwork-esque combinations offer a simple yet effective new look. Balmain, Off-White and Dior are all bringing elements of asymmetry to catwalks.


Sci-fi utility

Utility has been a key trend in both men’s and women’s wear for a while now, and this season is not exception. The growing trend for techwear is ever-present, with military-meets-video-game inspired pieces bringing a futuristic feel to fashion. Pockets and hardware reign supreme. It seems that the high-end are also taking inspiration from such nineties classics as Matrix and Men In Black when it comes to style. We’re seeing monochrome looks with sharp tailoring, black leather and Neo-esque sunglasses on catwalks at the moment. It won’t come as a surprise to learn that Celine’s Hedi Slimane is behind this slick and sophisticated look, along with Bottega Veneta and Balenciaga.


More is more

Flying in the face of menswear’s staple blacks, greys and blues, AW20 is the season of colour, texture and out and out extravagance. As we’ve already mentioned, tactile fabrics will be big in the upcoming season, with silks and velvets bringing a bit more luxury to men’s styles whilst luxurious reds and purples take the place of summer’s pastels.

Discover the latest trends and most exciting names in menswear this AW20 buying season at Jacket Required. Join the community on 22nd and 23rd January 2020 at the iconic Old Truman Brewery.