Whether classic, modern or colorful, suits have appeared to be one of the major trends for fall 2012. Indeed, most collections presented in Milan and Paris during the past few weeks were composed of suits. Despite its strict and formal connotation, those suits emerged in several forms, each fashion house bringing its own vision of it. The man of fall 2012 is definitely someone who can play with codes, proportions and details. Because in my opinion, suits are all about the little details that make them unique. Over the past few years though, suits were too often associate with a uniform devoid of originality, but the fashion houses proved once more that the possibilities are actually endless.
Down below is a little suitscape I made :
Leather suits (Jil Sander, Agnès B, Hermès)
Following the S&M trend that has been going on for a few months now, it didn't surprise me to see suits made out of leather. In my opinion, these could be worn by someone who's confident in himself, perhaps someone a little bit mysterious. It's a nice way to mix classic (brought by the formal shapes) and rock'n'roll (brought by the darness and the textures). Will you dare ?
Monochromatic suits (Givenchy, Dior Homme, Costume National)
It seems that color block is not close from fading away ! A lot of fashion houses offered us some monochromatic suits that look in my opinion very modern and edgy. I think that these could be worn by someone young who wants to experiment with textures and colours, someone who sees fashion as a game and do not take it too seriously.
Military suits (Dior Homme, Prada, Gucci)
As suits refer to the idea of power and authority, it seemed natural to me that some designers incorporate codes belonging to the military. Whether using highly structured shoulders, khakis declined in infinite shades or double-breasted jackets, these suits give according to me a breakneck pace.
There are definitely more trends going on with suits but these are the ones that caught my attention first. If you have any other ideas, please feel free to include them in your coment !