Men stepped out at Milan Fashion Week Men’s with gravitas, signaling that traditional gender codes in fashion are out. Their fashion choices were layered with textural embellishment and sheen, whereas women’s street style for the event veered towards workwear and minimalism.
Multi-color crystals illuminated a black suede jacket. A plush white coat added drama to a romantic shirt with button-and-loop closures. The statement pieces were worn over a turtleneck top—a major street style trend this winter. And doily-inspired knit scarves with scalloped trim brought an heirloom vibe to classic ecru jeans and a check blazer.
Silken fabrics added a boudoir feeling to men’s suiting, too. However, elements like cargo pocket trousers, crinkled textures and novelty prints like leopard spots kept the look fresh and youthful.
A silk bomber jacket was updated with Southwestern motifs, a look that was carried into knitwear and leather patchwork jackets. A classic Trucker jean jacket was printed with black-and-white images captured at a rodeo.
In other instances, dark floral blazers were paired with hoodies and flare jeans. Damask-inspired scrollwork decorated long wool cardigans. A paisley-print velvet suit was paired with back-to-basics white sneakers, while paisley-printed flare jeans matched with a check overcoat, blazer and striped shirt in golden and rusty colorways from the ’70s.
The warm color palette was seen in two-tone wide-leg trousers, chevron print knits, camel-colored wool coats and in the heap of shearling that lined the inside of black denim jackets.
While men added neckerchiefs, Fendi harness bags and cowboy hats to their ensembles, the women at Milan Fashion Week Men’s opted for simplicity and function. Key items included high-waisted, relaxed-fit jeans, vintage leather jackets and oversized zip-up boiler suits in military green and goldenrod.