I was very excited to finally take a look at the menswear Spring 2015 fashion shows especially since the menswear world has gotten a whole lot more interesting. While I wasn’t disappointed by the construction and design, I was a little let down that we’d gone back to the old, “Blue is for boys!” state of mind. With that being said, men you can look forward to a huge offering of this fundamental color next spring.
Almost every show featured blue pieces such as jackets, shirts, raincoats and pants. That isn’t so surprising, though. What I was surprised with was the number of collections that featured entirely blue ensembles, never mind the shows like Junya Watanabe, which showcased an entirely blue line.
For Next spring, Prada’s menswear offers many completely blue ensembles. The garments were styled with a mix of blue shades and in an array textures. It’s a monochromatic color blocking that we’ve all grown to love.
Although Issey Miyake’s line showed us a multitude of colors, he still chose to stick with the blue on blue that seems to be ever-so popular for the upcoming spring season. I can appreciate Miyake’s vision for the risks. Present in these all blue garbs are some very interesting fabric choices. Miyake used a crinkled fabric for a button up top as well as for a pair of shorts. The brave material choices alongside the slightly busy patterns were smart choices for these pieces.
Tom Ford incorporates the blue trend in a subtle way. Numerous looks are all blue denim on blue denim with a blue coat or jacket layered on top. His models can be seen with blue sweaters, over blue plaid shirts, topped off with a nice blue leather jacket. His approach to an all blue look is less dramatic than some of the one’s we’re getting into next.
Craig Green begins his show with a few all white looks, then all black, and back to all white. You think you know what the rest of the show will be like until BAM! Baby blue everything. The designs are presented in solid baby blue from neck to ankle. It’s a lot to take in at once, but the busy designs don’t let your eye stay in one place for long. Baby blue turns into a denim shade followed by a dark navy to close the show out.
This brings us to Junya Watanabe who showed us an entirely blue monochrome collection. Looks 1-45 are completely blue and white. We see many different textures, shades and prints in this line. My favorite aspect of the line is the patchwork pieces. This affect gives the blazer a new life. The baggy pants Watanabe brings also gives a new look to menswear standards. The show closes with a multicolored patchwork jacket with a navy collar and sleeve trim. The only time we don’t see any blue are the two cream and white looks that pop up in the middle of the show.