With increased attention to androgynous dressing and wardrobe-swapping as well as rising male millenial influencers, Men's fashion is more relevant than ever. With a slew of whimsical trends and surprising style cues, last week's Milan Fashion Week proved that when it comes to fashion, boys know how to have just as much fun as the girls.
Like a virgin
A number of designers debuted their first collections for design houses for Autumn Winter 2017 including Alessandro Sartori, appointed Artistic Director of Ermenegildo Zegna following his tenure at Berluti; Francesco Risso, formerly of Prada, showed his first collection for Marni after Consuelo Castiglioni's departure in October; Lee Wood's confident debut collection at Dirk Bikkemberg after a successful consulting career including 16 years working alongside Donatella Versace and Guillaume Meilland's first collection as menswear designer at Salvatore Ferragamo following his turn as senior designer at Lanvin.
Sitting out this round
Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Burberry and Calvin Klein Collection opted out of showing at the menswear shows, insteading choosing to present their men's collections alongside womenswear in February.
Dolce & Gabbana's millennial moment: #DGMilennials
With their presentation entitled, The New Princes, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana flooded the runway with young talent, moving last season's front rowers onto the runway including Cameron Dallas, Austine Mahone, Presley Gerber, Rafferty Law, Brandon Thomas Lee, Lucky Blue Smith, Neels Visser, Sophia Richie, Juanpa Zurita, Marcus Butler and Le Oliveira.
Roberto Cavalli and Brioni both took breaks from the runway this season as they continue to look for replacements for creative director's Peter Dundas and Justin O'Shea, respectively.
Blasting from the past, Elizabeth Hurley popped up at the DSquared2 show as did Paris Hilton who was also seen at Phillip Plein.
Quite the character
Men's A/W'17 was seemingly all about dress-ups. See: Friars at Wales Bonner, pirates at Antonio Marras, soldiers at Moschino, gauchos at Marcel Boulon and old-world gangsters at Emporio Armani.
Prada women stole the show
Who run the world?
Up your game
Sportswear to a step up, next-lev-style. This is no longer just a meeting between street and high fashion, this is Sport Couture; luxe materials against high-tech fabrications in plush, regal colours as seen at Astrid Andersen.
Side note: Backwards flat caps are a thing again.
Ch-ch-check it out
Whether smart and stiff or cleverly deconstructed into punk vibes, checks were almost omnipresent at the shows.
Can't stop raving
Neon brights, fluffy toy back-packs and eye-watering graphics felt like a trip back to the 90s.