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Menswear trends from Men’s Fashion Week spring/summer 2020: Shirtless suiting, cutouts, and more

Menswear trends from Men’s Fashion Week spring/summer 2020: Shirtless suiting, cutouts, and more

Modern masculinity

Text: Ryan Sng


Menswear is not what it used to be; streetwear and the blurring of gender stereotypes have made the runways of Men’s Fashion Week fertile ground for experimentation and expression. With the spring/summer 2020 shows wrapped up, we take a look at the most striking trends — we trust that you don’t need telling that pinstripes and double-breasted suits are always in vogue, somewhere in the world — and attempt to put them in context below.

COLOUR AND LIGHT

Whether it was ombré, tie-dye, dip-dyeing, or watery washes of colour, designers clearly had fun dipping into the paintbox this season.

SNATCHED GOODS

Several brands pitched the ultimate menswear curve ball — cinched or curvy hourglass proportions typically found in womenswear.

SHIRTLESS SUITING

Spring/summer 2020 was, uh, not a vintage season for shirtmakers. But think of the savings you'll make on dry cleaning!

ALL DRESSED UP

For the few designers who did decide to go the shirted route, they went almost to the knee; call it a shirtdress, call it a tunic, call it whatever makes you happy.

SHEER DELIGHTS

#freethenipple, boys.

SOME UNHOLE-Y WAR

When women tell men to "cut it out", this isn't exactly what we had in mind (we meant with, like, sexism and stuff).

ARMS WIDE OPEN

Ok, we get it, somebody didn't skip arm day, sheesh.

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