With the men’s Paris show that went down this week, Capsule once again set the bar for the trends you’ll be following this SS13 season. A recurrent theme throughout many of the collections? Classic suits updated with modern elements. We saw loads of brands take suits and updating the details. Here’s a rundown of how designers shook up elements of the traditional suit.
For SS13, Camo updated the tie, the finishing touch on any suit. Rendered in a lightweight, breathable knit, Camo made casual ties perfect for the daytime. Striped in vibrant colors like blue, red, and green, Camo’s ties were consistent with another trend we noticed at Capsule Paris:
At Capsule, brands like Rick Tailor kept the classic form of blazers, but ditching the typical grays and blacks of suits. Instead, the brand opted to present them in mint greens and orange shades that were whimsical and daring. These jackets are for all play and no work.
Jackets weren’t the only piece of the suit that got a jolt of color: pants got in on the multicolored fun, too. H.O.M.E.C.O.R.E. presented pants in colorful shades like pink, orange, and blue.
Reporting for duty at Capsule Paris were Fabio Quaranta and Gloverall, playing with the form of suit jackets instead. Adding a button underneath the collar made their jackets adjustable for a structured, military look.
While us Americans celebrated the 4th of July yesterday, we weren’t the only ones this week singing the praises of the ol’ red, white, and blue. At Capsule Paris, several brands presented suit pieces with elements of Americana that evoked a rugged feel.
First up was Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen, who declared bandanas weren’t just for your head anymore, showing shirts in printed fabrics. This is Western done international style.
Journal Standard / J.S. Homestead also took a cue from the old west and showed scarves with bandana prints, accessories sure to add color to any outfit.
H.W. Carter & Sons also used bandana prints, but took the Americana feel one step further by producing vests made of denim. It’s what cowboy Woody from Toy Story would look like if he lived in Paris and read GQ.
We’ll be on the lookout for any trends at Capsule Berlin, which starts today (July 5) and continues through tomorrow (July 6).
Words by Javy Rodriguez