Autumn has already arrived and winter is not far away. And it is precisely in this intermediate period that the world of men's fashion undergoes a dynamic and radical transformation. Particularly for winter 2023-2024, an engaging combination of maximalism, relaxing shades and innovative experimentation is expected. The target? Give you comfort and functionality depending on the climate. In the following sections, we will explore four key trends that will define men's fashion for autumn and winter 2023-2024. From bold maximalism to calming hues, from deep indigo blue to the energizing “apricot crush” – all of these trends offer a diverse range of options to elevate your style this season.
"Color Explosion: The Maximalist Movement"
The maximalism trend continues to flourish in men's fashion, bringing a barrage of rich colors, such as shocking pink, apricot, and deep blues like indigo and cobalt. These bold shades harmonize with softer shades like beige and off-white, creating fascinating contrasts. Raw, timeless textures and refined patterns add character to this trend. Maximalism finds space in dresses, heavy sweaters, classic blazers and trousers. Galactic Cobalt, inspired by the metaverse, stands out as the central color and reflects the modern space aesthetic.
"Serenity in Style: The Sober Natur Trend"
In contrast to the maximalist trend, "Sober Natur" offers a breath of fresh air with its serene and understated approach. This trend features a subdued color palette with soft tones in off-white, beige, and a range of grays that fade into earthy tones like brown, purple, and yellow. To avoid monotony, Sober Natur uses these monochromatic shades together with classic tartan patterns. You can expect to see knitted sweaters, jackets and coats that embody the essence of this trend.
"The Blue Wave: The Kingdom of Indigo"
Blue is set to dominate the autumn and winter fashion scene, with indigo blue taking center stage. This trend also includes sea blue in all its shades. The key to making blue exciting lies in its different textures, materials and natural patterns woven into jacquard. “Elemental blue” is a prominent color, known for its ability to evoke calm and heightened sensory awareness, reflecting the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives. Knitted sweaters and jackets in various textures unmistakably show this trend.
"Radiant Apricot: A Nourishing Palette"
WGSN has designated “apricot crush” as the color of the year for 2024. This yellow-red hue strikes a perfect balance between lifestyle and wellness, addressing concerns of both people and the environment. Apricot crush, a soft and natural color, pairs perfectly with neutral shades. It is vibrant and energetic without being flashy and by virtue of this it lends itself to these uncertain times.
T-shirts and sweaters, combined with jackets in sober and neutral colors, will be the key pieces to show off this trend. Whether you prefer the boldness of maximalism, the reassuring attractiveness of Sober Natur, the sea of indigo blue or the nourishing charm of apricot, there's something for everyone in next season's fashion scene. Embrace uncertainty with style and confidence.