Haute Off The Runway: Menswear Trend Report F/W 2017

Haute Off The Runway: Menswear Trend Report F/W 2017

By Robere Lett – Publisher

As the runway lights dim on the menswear European shows for the 2017-18 season we bring you highlights from London, Paris, and Milan for the menswear F/W 2017-18 collections.  We were treated to some surprisingly creative and innovative looks.  Stylish elements abounded; everything from the surreal apocalyptic Rick Owens collection to the oversized layers of Dsquared2 and everything in between. The resurgence of the cape for men from design houses such as Dior Homme who’s vision channeled Houdini and sorcerer type magicians or Valentino’s Sherlock Holmes reference, Balmain’s extravagant embellishments and Vivianne Westwood where gender fluidity was on grand display.  The paramilitary influence at Moschino and Balmain. Hallmark design houses such Prada, Zenga, Hermes, Givenchy, Armani, and Louis Vuitton, kept it clean and direct with beautiful wearable pieces. Designers like J.W. Anderson (with amazing crochet and knits), Fendi (stylized textures and accessories), Dsquared2 (layered grunge) and Dolce & Gabanna (animal backpacks), Izzy Miyake provided a wilder ride with a mash-up of color, texture, and bravado. No one creates a look like Rick Owens with a seemly apocalyptic combination of ghoulish and puffy while still managing to create wearable art. Lots of 80’s references with baggy trousers and wide padded shoulders shown through at Neil Barrett. All in all, a very wide berth of fashion to kick off the fashion dynamic but we still have NYFW to come… more soon!

Rick Owens  A/W 2017-18 Collection

Balmain  F/W2017-18 Collection

Dior Homme F/W 2017-18 Collection

Valentino F/W 2017 Collection 

Moschino F/W 2017-18 Collection

Dsquared²  F/W 2017-18 Collection

Dolce & Gabanna F/W 2017-18 Collection

 Vivianne Westwood  A/W 2017-18

Fendi F/W 2017-18 Collection

 J.W. Anderson F/W 2017-18 Collection

Prada F/W 2017-18 Collection

Izzy Miyake F/W 2017 Collection

Hermes  F/W 2017-18 Collection

Givenchy F/W 2017-18 Collection

Emporio Armani  F/W 2017-18 Collection

Neil Barrett  A/W 2017-18 Collection

Images courtesy of:



The Michigan Fashion Media Summit (MFMS) – Arrives April 13th at The Stephen M. Ross School of Business U of M Ann Arbor MI.

Robere Lett | Publisher After meeting with the team who founded this amazing project, U of M seniors Alix Gropper,

SAUVAGE – The New Eau De Parfum from Dior

By Robere Lett | Publisher The relaunch of the much lauded signature mens scent Savage is again taking the country

“ON THE GO” Coolness! The March 2018 Edition of What’s New | What’s Next

By Lisa Beard | Contributing Fashion and Beauty Blogger. Spring is coming, and my product quest for March gives us

Fabulous New Beauty Products to Start the New Year – Here are our Haute Picks for January

By Lisa Beard | Contributing Beauty + Style Blogger There are lots of fabulous new items to start off the

Dooney & Bourke Men’s Collection – Gifts for Him.

By Robere Lett | Publisher With less than three weeks until Christmas and gift giving stress at an all-time high

Neiman Marcus Presents Crazy Good – Champagne & Shoes December 7th Somerset Collection

By Robere Lett | Publisher If you missed the November 16th Crazy Good Champagne & Shoes event, you will have


2017 Winter Edition!

Subscribe For Free