Spring fashion trends for menswear span a wide range of influences, ranging from sleepwear and Eastern influences to the color pink. Pictures of the runway shows can be found at Style.com, allowing the viewer to examine key looks for specific trends. The key to wearing these trends off the runway is to practice restraint and avoid combining most trends.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Eastern Influences
This menswear’s spring fashion trend features classic materials and construction methods from the East reimagined for Western dressing. At Etro, luxurious patterned silks were fashioned into unstructured tops and bottoms. Ermenegildo Zegna had a more restrained look, featuring mandarin collar jackets in cool neutrals.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Gingham
While gingham in menswear is often restricted to a tastefully patterned shirt, spring 2009 saw many top designers using it for jackets, pants, and vests. Junya Watanabe showed one of the most wearable versions of this trend, restricting gingham to a jacket and a carefully upturned cuff on the trousers. Moschino created a gingham vest and trousers that worked largely due to the relatively unadorned white shirt beneath the vest that broke up the pattern.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Pink
Variations of the color pink were seen on the runways of many top menswear designers. Louis Vuitton combined different hues of salmon, while Salvatore Ferragamo created a matching suit and shirt and bowtie in a more saturated hue. Yves St. Lauren choose a more muted version of the trend, pairing masculine tailoring with pink and a neutral pant.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Small Scale Pattern
While small scale pattern is most often found on ties in menswear, spring 2009 found many designers giving it more than a supporting role. Patterned jackets, pants, and suits were found on the runways of Dries Van Noten, Burberry Prorsum, and other top menswear designers.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Sleepwear Inspired
Unstructured drawstring pants and other sleepwear inspired pieces were found in several shows. The most wearable of these trends was Bottega Veneta, which paired their version of the pant with a suit jacket and casual shirt.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Cuffed Shorts
Cuffed shorts added a certain formalism to several runways. For the most part, the length was just above the knee, and modernized with a flat front and more streamlined tailoring.
Menswear 2009 Spring Fashion Trend: Bold Stripes
Wide and bold stripes were seen on the runway of several prominent menswear designers. Wide striped suits walked the runway of Paul Smith and Ann Demeulemeester, while Gucci featured pants with wide multicolored stripes and a body conscious fit.