It’s really heartening to see that the Men’s Fashion Weeks are drumming up as much enthusiasm and interest this year as their more mainstream variant. I’ve been saying it for a while now: men’s grooming and styling is really coming into its own and the Men’s Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017-2018 shows have generated a buzz even I wasn’t expecting!
Let’s take a look at some of the best men’s grooming and styling trends to come out of London Men’s Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017-2018.
Two of my favorite men’s style icons of all time –Elvis and James Dean– come together in this hairstyle, which is both timeless and trendy. The look is pared down by keeping the texture very soft and natural so it doesn’t look too heavily styled. While the quiff with its trademark billowy structure is right there, there’s a lot less product and stiffness so that the end result feels more modern. Think of it as blurring and diffusing some of the drama to make the look more wearable. In the same vein, instead of full-on sideburns, the face is clean-shaven but the hair at the temples is cut longer and styled into a low swoop, so you can pay homage to the King without veering into costume-territory.
Big fan of the texture here. We just don’t see enough curls in men’s hairstyles, let alone tightly wound and deliberately styled like so. This men’s hairstyle evokes a quintessentially English sensibility. The look is elegant, deliberate and proud but you can also sense an undercurrent of emotion and frailty. Yes, a hairstyle can be all that and more! The English collegiate/ university lad look is a classic and a great way to infuse some poetic romanticism into everyday life.
The Edward Crutchley show at London Men’s Fashion Week AW17 was possibly one of my favorites because of all the cool men’s hairstyles we saw. There are a bunch of different looks to choose from with a few common elements: volume, movement, swooping lines and accent details around the hairline. Again, even though the hair has been deliberately crafted, it still looks and feels soft to the touch. Men’s fringes might seem hard to style but if you’re adventurous, you can do something new everyday.
This particular men’s hairstyle from the Oliver Spencer Men’s Autumn Winter 2017 show caught my eye because it’s a great example of how to pair a messy, longish men’s hairstyle with a beard. Getting the hairstyle-beard combo right is a crucial element of men’s styling and one that so many chaps continue to get wrong. If you’re tempted to play it safe by pairing a bold men’s hairstyle with a clean-shaven face, don't give up just yet! The trick is to balance the look out. A short-medium stubble might be unremarkable by itself but works beautifully with medium-length hairstyles, bedhead vibes and the scruffy, artsy mood that’s so on-trend right now.
The men’s hairstyles from the Topman Design AW 17 show get my vote because they go in an unusual direction where color is concerned: for some reason, most dialogue on men’s hair color trends continues to focus on darker, deeper brunette tones. I’ve talked about how platinum hair color for men is going to be major this year and it’s nice to see the industry make interesting choices like buttery blonde and pale gold hair color for men.
Quite a fun mix of men’s hair trends and grooming options, isn’t it? Next up we have the post on the Milan Men’s Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2017-2018 shows, so be sure to check back soon for more!