Metallics Light Up the Spring 2024 Menswear Shows

Designers appeared to be in a contest to outshine one another for spring 2024 as metallics rose to prominence, including glamour to among the season’s strongest menswear collections.

And whereas they might have been going for the gold, silver sightings had been way more frequent. Grace Wales Bonner, for one, took long-distance runners as her inspiration for a silver monitor jacket with a cummerbund waist.

Elsewhere, silver was worn head-to-toe within the collections of ERL, Gucci and Marine Serre, who labored a brand new metal-free leather-based into outerwear that WWD’s Paris bureau chief Joelle Diderich noticed, “bathed the wearer in a halo of sunshine.” 

Equally experimental, EgonLab’s Florentin Glémarex and Kévin Nompeix dipped a resin bustier in silver chrome, “giving males the prospect to point out off identical to their feminine counterparts,” wrote London bureau chief Samantha Conti. 

Gildings additionally lit up the runways, like at Ami, the place designer Alexandre Mattiussi coated denims with paillettes that will be “perfect should you’re going to the Beyoncé live performance,” he informed Conti.

And though Dries van Noten held again on the vivacious prints with which he’s now synonymous, he went full-steam forward with pajama-like shirts and pants so densely sequined that worldwide editor Miles Socha identified their “shaggy facet.” 

Sequins heightened the textural impact of appears to be like at Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Loewe as effectively.

Mermaidcore can be seeping into the menswear house with free-flowing, iridescent materials paying homage to the ocean at Martine Rose and Wooyoungmi and glowing starfish and scale-inspired motifs at Dsquared2.

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