Menswear is traditionally based around sleek, tailored looks, but as Men's Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-2014 proved, designers take these classic conventions and run. Over the week, the standard men's suit morphed into different colours, unique patterns and diverse fabrics, and the simple men's sweater enlarged in size, popped in bright colours, assumed leather accents or changed completely and turned into an on-trend sweatshirt, while the typical men's trouser was loosened and rolled up, or tightened and detailed.
Hedi Slimane's first menswear collection for Saint Laurent showed us rock through the ages, Louis Vuitton's Kim Jones guided us through his recent trip to Bhutan and Nepal, and Sir Paul Smith took a classic collection and stirred it up with funky colours and unconventional textures.
Through Milan, London and Paris, the Fall/Winter 2013-2014 menswear collections turned the tables on tradition and livened things up, showing that women don't have all the fun when it comes to fashion.
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By Quinn Connors
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