Pastels and bare midriff's debuted for Fendi and mandarin collars with hand painted shirts for Dior. Menswear Spring 2022 wasn't so much about the grand or avant garde, but about shamelessly transitioning back to the basics; our minds on the accessible, the wearable and the versatile.
Skimpy and fleshy marked the dress code at Prada, just as Pierpaolo Piccioli slashed the hemlines for Valentino, Prada followed suit, dangerously and erotically shortening hemlines for men. A collection both modern and eclectic, an ode to collecting vacation looks for warmer months away by the European coastlines. Moving itself forward by looking into the past, Prada Spring 22 Menswear took a well deserving bow to childlike summers with its Spring 22 renditions of rompers and its collection of boyishly short shorts.
Turquoise and yellows interjected the muted palettes for Hermès Spring 22 Menswear, a collection that returned back to the wardrobe classics with pieces that were of no frills and tastefully bare and simple. Open toed sandals, roped belts and open cotton shirts toyed us to the idea of hot hazes in the Mediterranean; a flag towards the ordinary, a breathtakingly optimistic attitude towards embracing the simple.
Next we had Glenn Martens with Y/Project that took an edgier turn in menswear, with a collection both dynamic and playful with its clever spin on traditional sportswear. Pieces that followed were both tasteful and confusing; toying between the unbuttoned and the buttoned, the dressed and the undressed. Deconstructed knits, bold sportswear bombers and unravelled suiting took spotlight; proving that a collection can be so perfect right in its imperfection.
Lemaire Spring 22 Menswear cements that bedroom luxe and pajama suiting has most definitely made its way back into menswear. Delivering everything in boxed silhouettes and in the oversized, menswear tailoring takes a new relaxed spin from draped suiting to wide straight legged trousers and its perfectly effortless slouched trenches.
In celebration of the global return of physical runways and in-person shows, RUSSH round up our favourite key looks and styling notes from some of our favourite designers from menswear Spring 22.
Fendi Spring 22 Menswear
Prada Spring 22 Menswear
Dior Summer 22 Menswear
Hermès Spring 22 Menswear
Y/Project Spring 22 Menswear
Lemaire Spring 22 Menswear