Concept Korea showcases Korean fashion designers and their best ideas at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week twice a year. I always try to attend simply because they tend to be a little more over-the-top in a good way! For Fall and Winter 2015, one of the two featured runway shows had a whimsical and out-of-the-ordinary menswear looks created by a designer named Tae Yong. His take on what men should, and could, wear for fall and winter was definitely not your basic khaki-and-button-down combo. But, like I always say, there’s an element in every outfit and garment that leads us to other trends or, it could be worn on its own instead of employing the over-the-top styling most runway shows require to make them more “showy.” Take a look at the slideshow below and you’ll find yourself smiling at some of these wacky menswear pieces! But, without a doubt you’ll develop an understanding that Tae Yong’s garments are beautifully made, and with a little modification they could become wearable to the bro’s here in the Midwest.
Trends to spot:
- Patterns on classic suiting materials
- Over-sized proportions
- Wildly-patterned lining in otherwise “normal” looking items
- Motorcycle jacket styling
- Faux fur and leather combos
- Great attention to detail
- Bomber jackets
- Trench coats
- Whimsical applique and decorative accents
- Man clutches
- Pieced-sleeve treatments featuring distinctly different textures
- Leather slip-ons and trainers
Keeping up with fashion trends doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll want to wear them, but instead they challenge our perception of what an ordinary item of clothing could become in the hands of someone who thinks outside the box! Keep in mind, Goodwill is a great resource for new ideas while on your own style journey!