Thursday, May 15, 2014

Menswear Spring/Summer trends via America and China

MENSWEAR SPRING SUMMER '14 TRENDS

Hello everyone on Madison ave, Melrose place and everywhere in between. My name is Crespatrick one of Meg's assistants. I am a mens wear enthusiast. The craftsmanship of clothing and the art of style are active passions of mine. I'm always curious of why things are designed the way that they are and why people dress the way they do. I recently took a trip to China where I spent two weeks exploring the culture and people daily, noting the interpretation of fashion in the Far East. I saw influences of Japanese streetwear and lots of active wear. The younger generation is highly influenced by Italian sprezzatura lifestyle as well as Britan's dandyism, with the occasional American rugged worker wear. Reading all kinds of menswear magazines is one of my favorite ways to stay up to date in fashion. While I was in China, I picked up a few Chinese fashion magazines including GQ China. I saw similar trends to the states and what they chose to highlight as well as others that Americans do not par take in. I wanted to take the rest of this post to highlight and compare a few current trends here in the states as well as in China.

The Cool Spring/Summer Trend

CHINA
GQ China April 2014 issue

























AMERICA
GQ May 2014 Issue












































Both countries have similar stripes and floral prints while sporting bomber jackets and layers. America is styled with more urban influence and China has more of an edge to it. China has a common theme of a black undertone in all of their pieces. Whereas, in America we embrace color more often especially because of the warmer seasons.



Trends for the Rainy Weather

CHINA
GQ China April 2014 issue




AMERICA
GQ MAY 2014 ISSUE





China styles their rain attire as functional, neutral, and classy. America keeps all things classic but livens it up with bold, bright colors to pierce through the grey weather.


Colored Suits

China
GQ China May 2014 Issue


AMERICA
GQ What to Wear Now Spring Summer 2014 Issue



Colored suits are in full effect in both countries

TRENDS IN CHINA

Monochromatic 
GQ China May 2014 Issue




Different hues of burgundy is a trendy color this season in China


Pastels
GQ China May 2014 Issue






The Jumper
GQ China May 2014 Issue



TRENDS IN AMERICA

The Double Breasted Blazer
GQ What to Wear Now Spring Summer 2014 Issue


























    

























White Pants
GQ What to Wear Now Spring Summer 2014 Issue
    

The Return of the Hawaiian Shirt/Print 
GQ What to Wear Now Spring Summer 2014 Issue


Check out GQ.com for the whole Spring/Summer '14 Trend Report as well as GQ.com.cn for GQ China!

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