It has become something of a cliché in the fashion world that womenswear is always pushing the envelope of design creativity while menswear, like a murky form of pond life, is merely… evolving. Yet, this spring, it’s time for womenswear to make some room at the top.
The shift was due to the talent of a raft of home-grown fashion designers such as Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicholl, Christopher Kane and Agi & Sam who, over the past couple of years, have channelled their creativity into producing ever-more impressive men’s clothes that never stint on bold use of colour, pattern or innovative fabrics. And just as these clothes have hit the rails, a bunch of high-profile, style-conscious men from the worlds of the arts, media, sport and music have been more than happy to be photographed and filmed wearing them. Benedict Cumberbatch, David Gandy, Dermot O’Leary and Tinie Tempah are the kind of celebrities who have embraced these trends, and they look confident and stylish in them.