Menswear Fall/Winter 2014 Trend Report - Urban Opulence

Fall/Winter 2014 Trend Report.

Urban Opulence.

A dandy look that mixes streamlined well cut tailored garments with sophisticated materials like exotic furs, metallics, embroideries, patterns, bold colors, luxury fabrics like brocades, velvets and silks.

It takes a bold, confident man who looks for luxury and is not afraid to stand out in a crowd to pull of this trend.

Burberry Prorsum, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce And Gabbana, E. Tautz, Etro, Haider Ackermann, Paul Smith, Valentino, Versace & Yohji Yamamoto.

Five Things I Know About Style

By Patrick Grant:

1 Keep it simple. I’ve always been into tailored clothes, so I don’t like anything too fussy. I started borrowing my dad’s 1960s suits when I was 14 and they fitted me for a while, but then I grew out of them.

2 I’m not a fan of denim. I spent the best part of a year looking for the perfect shoes for jeans. Eventually I realised it wasn’t the shoes that were a problem, it was the damn jeans. I don’t like them.

3 There are no rules. Wear what works for you. I tend to wear one or two colours as a base and then a little pop of something else. I try to make sure everything is harmonious.

4 British men’s fashion is coming back to life. We were a dominant force right up until the Peacock Revolution, then the Italians took over. There seems to be a real momentum behind British menswear houses now.

5 There’s a backlash against a couple of decades of scruffiness. There was a revulsion during the Thatcher era twoards fat cats and suits. Now men are sharpening up again.