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Men at Milan Fashion Week Can’t Wait to Wear Spring’s Big Color Story

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The influential power of Dior Homme creative director Kim Jones and Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh is palpable.

Just six months after they showed Spring/Summer ’20 collections dense with pastels for their respective brands, fashion week goers at Milan Fashion Week Men’s endorsed their spirited concepts by adding dashes of mint green, lavender and pink into their winter looks.

The colorful looks were simple—often a play on light versus dark.

Checkerboard and striped knits provided a canvas for men to add pink, lime, yellow and lavender into their looks, balanced by loose-fit dark bottoms and chunky footwear. Yellow and lavender ombré jeans were paired with black turtleneck sweaters. An oversized mint sweater was worn draped over dark jackets and leather trousers.

Pink beanies and blouson jackets punctuated otherwise classic Milanese fare like check jackets and loafers. For others, pink fur capes and sweaters adorned with pastel feathers provided the confectionary punch men’s fashion has been lacking.

In addition to flashes of pastel, men showed skin at Milan Fashion Week. Shorts were worn with pink coats and lavender knits, grounded by work boots or Ugg boots.

Bolder colors were also present. Canary yellow sweaters were paired with matching scarves. Varsity jackets got a colorful makeover in purple. And a multi-color knit sweater was the perfect companion piece for one fashion week goer dressed in color-blocked jeans.

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