Less formal and freer in style, the Smart male wardrobe for Autumn-Winter 23-24 nevertheless remains elegant. A revised and corrected version of the citywear spirit seen on recent catwalks confirms the desire to redefine conventional codes. The boundaries between clothing segments become more porous, adding to the interrogation around the notion of gender. To respond to this desire for freedom, drapery is moving off the beaten track and encourages us to navigate with ease between more eccentric invisible and visual qualities.
Changes in lifestyle are inviting designers to reassess the codes of tailoring and go back to basics. Drapery for the AW 23-24 season illustrates this desire through a search for sobriety and inner quality.This quest can be seen in a density of materials, characteristic of the season, but also in a fluidity and energy that expresses the desire to move towards innovative stylistic propositions.
This season, men’s suits also reveal a more experimental and instinctive facet. This approach embraces a spontaneous spirit and strives to revisit the timeless classics. Draperies and woolens are inspired by traditional references and then twist them with a touch of humor: a way of refocusing on the essentials without taking things too seriously, offering them a visual and tactile added value.
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