Cotton, nylon, jersey, denim: the men's suit is back on the SS22 catwalks, opening up to casual and streetwear influences. Let's discover together the coolest proposals of the season
Key word: coordinate.
Whether it's a suit in wool or linen, nylon, cotton or even (a bold choice) a denim suit, the new "craze" on the streetstyle catwalks (and beyond) is to match the top with the bottom.
This trend has its roots in an illustrious past which is not so long gone as the timeless classic men's suit, but which willingly opens up to the influences of a new age culture which interprets the coordinated outfit as a sort of urban uniform, to be worn at work, in leisure time or even at home, as lockdowns have unfortunately taught us.
SS 22 coordinate outfit: the Strike proposals
Preceded and announced by the renewed love for 90’s tracksuits, the suit declined in a casual and sporty style becomes a 4-season must-have, to be worn also in informal contexts, able to express itself at its best in every look and style.
Let's discover together the Strike proposals for the great return of the men's matchy-matchy outfit in the SS2022 season.
Nylon and denim suit for Alyx
Alyx, a futuristic brand with an experimental approach, embraces "coordinate-mania" presenting two men's proposals, long and short, for SS 2022.
In nylon, the coordinated cargo shorts and short-sleeved shirt, both with a rollercoaster buckle that is the brand's distinctive sign and says a lot about its urban and adventurous character at the same time. The light sheen of the nylon fabric suggests an idea of essential luxury that appeals to lovers of minimalist looks.
In denim the long proposal: officer pants (cargo again) and a long-sleeved shacket with large front pockets, a real uniform outfit conform to any needs and contexts.
Rick Owens DRKSHDW: jersey and denim coordinates
Considered by many - and rightly so - as the most eclectic and visionary designer in contemporary fashion, Rick Owens is no stranger to this trend: long before matching became mainstream, Rick Owens was one of the first to create and offer pants and shorts in the same fabrics as t-shirts.
For SS 22, Rick Owens too succumbs to the allure of denim, together with nylon, one of the favourite textile of the season.
The first coordinated look, in total black, sees the Jumbo Worker, an oversized denim jacket, matched with the Tyrone Pants with rips, a style we talked about in this article dedicated to the history of Rick Owens.
Next to the denim proposal there is the one in jersey, again strictly total black, in which another great classic of Rick Owens' production, the Berlin Pants with drawstring, is combined with the Hustler Hoodie, an hooded double t-shirt with drawstring, which recreates the idea of a sports tracksuit.
Bonsai offers a total look in raw hemp
The Bonsai proposal is completely different, inspired by bohemian and shabby images to create 3, designed to combine style and comfort.
This is the case of the coordinated linen outfit, a precious and breathable fabric, designed to be long-lasting and resistant, in line with the trend of sustainability and bucolic living, but which, thanks to its comfortable fit, also adapts perfectly to hectic city life.
Axel Arigato: beige canvas ensemble
Similar colour but different material for the Axel Arigato canvas ensemble, which for the SS 22 season focuses at all (or almost) on preppy style, with comfortable garments reminiscent of the 90s teenagers looks.
In fact, the Anorak comes from the 90s, a jacket without a zip that is paired with Carpenter trousers.
All very structured, thanks to the choice of a fibre, 100% cotton canvas, originally used as a canvas for paintings and successfully converted to the world of fashion, which has among its characteristics an extreme resistance due to the coarse weave.
Stussy: black nylon co-ord outfit
Ceated by Shawn Stussy, a Californian skateboarder, Stussy has always had an eye on workwear, and proposes in the SS 22 a collection that tries to combine functionality and style, without giving up a playful and fun touch. This is also the light in which the total nylon suit is presented, with a jacket and a trousers, total black, softened by the contrasting white stitching, which creates an "hand-drawing" effect, like a drawing on a blackboard, in perfect harmony with the graphic illustrations and imaginative silhouettes that also distinguish the other items of the collection.
Laneus and its poplin pack
Laneus also rides the workwear trend with its poplin pack: tunic, bermuda shorts and trousers in cotton poplin are the interchangeable elements of a real uniform, suitable for all circumstances and never out of place.
In line with the rest of the SS 22 collection, the Laneus proposal is a tribute to a minimalist and functional style, as can be seen from the V-neck of the tunic with chest pocket and the loose fit pants and shorts with elastic waistband.
Flying birds tailored suit for 3.Paradis
Moving away from the more casual and sporty proposals and towards a more tailored mood, we encounter the interpretation of 3.Paradis, a visionary brand that does not give up its style with childlike touches that recall a kidcore aesthetic, proposing a classic white jersey suit printed with the traditional doves, the symbol of the brand that embodies purity and transparency.
The SS 22 collection is a tribute to the fatherhood faced and experienced during the pandemic by designer Emeric Tchatchoua.