Cargo styling, like five-pocket jeans a motorcycle jacket, can be endlessly reinterpreted and still retain its timeless identity.  For next season, the military or utility-derived inspiration is there, but fabrics are softer and colors are gentler. Newness comes in gathers, channel elastic, drawstrings, subtly contrasting fabrics, rib-knit trims, cutouts and layered effects. Accessories lose any aggressive edge as well, with squashy constructions for handbags and footwear.

Sacai Menswear Spring-Summer 2020
Sunnei Menswear Spring-Summer 2020
Marni Menswear Spring-Summer 2020
Etudes Menswear Spring-Summer 2020
Private Policy Menswear Spring-Summer 2020
Paul Smith Menswear Spring-Summer 2020


Big giant sweaters were a thing in Cruise/Resort collections, and we are seeing more of them on the women who walked the runways in recent menswear shows. The sweaters can be cable-knit or ribbed, or a mix of stitches. Extra long sleeves, stretched-out turtlenecks and drop-shoulders emphasize the oversized fit.  Sleeves can be widened as well, for a cozy I-just-threw-this-on look. These bulky sweaters look newest when styled with tailored shorts or soft dresses, or front-tucked into waisted jeans.

Juun J Menswear SS20
Amiri Menswear SS20
Nanushka Resort 2019
Juun J Menswear SS20
Pal Zileri Menswear SS20
Sacai Menswear SS20



There’s a new matchy-matchy combo this season — pants layered with a matching skirt. The skirts can be long and graceful for Contemporary customers or short and sassy for Juniors. Many of the skirts tie-on apron-style, but some are created with built-in panels. Perhaps the look got its start with all the dress-over-pants layering seen on the streets — and emerging on runways as well.

Valentino Fall/Winter RTW 18
Undercover Fall/Winter RTW 18
Sacai Fall/Winter RTW 18
Marta Jakubowski Fall/Winter RTW 18
Palmer Harding Fall/Winter RTW 18
Akris Fall/Winter RTW 18



Mock or turtleneck pullovers are becoming the new ‘it’ accessory. Layering thin knits under dresses, sweatshirts and light jackets creates a Mod-retro yet contemporary look for next Fall. This versatile base-layer can provide a bright contrast pop, or can be in a similar hue as other pieces for a subtle tonal effect. Details like cropped or slit hemlines, flared sleeves and dimensional ribs freshen up the basic item.

Versace Pre Fall 2018
Markus Lupfer Pre Fall 2018
Prabal Gurung Pre Fall 2018
Sacai Pre Fall 2018
Chloe Pre Fall 2018
Erdem Pre Fall 2018