Fashion Expert: Gath A. D’Silva
About: Gath A. D’Silva has had a long career in fashion and is currently a designer at The Jacket Maker.
For starters; fashion apparel for men is moving toward a more evolved presence which has a kaleidoscopic quality that makes it really interesting. From the inclusion of colour, prints, and textures to the wide spectrum of silhouettes that move from traditional to modern and ultimately avant-garde.
Now diving right into the core of this subject, men’s fashion trends from now until the next year or two will showcase styles that are relaxed, sometimes vibrant; containing a generous use of prints (often hinging on tropical elements, marine life or nature-inspired motifs) that also include artsy motifs that are abstract or animated, often influenced by tribes, tribal art, ethnic elements etc.
Many shapes and silhouettes will reflect subtle to clear references to the East i.e. China, India or even Turkey. Asymmetrical cuts and off-centered style will be quite common. All in all, men’s fashion in the not so distant future may blur the line some more between masculine and feminine ideologies, but at the same time; highlight a unique mix of culture, history, and style for men.