AW 21/22 menswear fabrics and decorations strive for a natural look and feel, strongly marked by a search for creative quality while also embracing fancy effects. Though fantasy is rather discreet, it is nevertheless quite present and, like the decoration in women’s products, it embraces a certain ambivalence. Confidently balancing functional comfort and refinement, fantasy perfectly demonstrates next season’s crossover styles and genres.
While checks and stripes remain essential designs for the men’s wardrobe, this season they stand out in seductive new interpretations. These revisited classics share the field with a dreamlike extravagance, with decorations that invite us to venture off the beaten tracks and prioritize originality to avoid any hint of the banal.
Discover on the Marketplace our selection of Men’s Fantasy developments to build your shirt collections for AW 21/22.
Perfectly addressing the need for functionality and comfort, overshirts are a must-have of the AW 21/22 wardrobe. Oversized, with relaxed cuts and flap patch pockets, the new overshirt is worked in natural materials – thick cottons with a visible structure and sturdy, deeply indigo denim plain wovens – and livened up with intricate geometric patterns. Designs are imbricated, filled-up and pixelized to create new digitized versions. Styles are also constructed of thick and warm cotton-blend knits that are brushed, quilted and decorated with optical 3D effects to fashion new generation cocoons. Ready to be cunningly layered, overshirts can be teamed with a hoodie for a thoroughly casual look, or with an impeccably cut striped shirt for a new take on casual tailoring, for ultra-practical and easily versatile looks.
Casual flannel shirts
A sharp taste for “protective” clothing can also be found in woolen fibers and yarns caringly slipped into the season’s wovens, enlivened by fantasy worked with controlled restraint. Though authentic looking, the new season’s casual shirt features refined details: shapes are pared-down, rather structured, the collar can be Mao, and topstitching is visible.
Checks make the most of double readings and visual tricks with a blurred neatness that goes right to the heart of motifs. Brushed finishes, woolly bouclette and irregular wefts trace out cozy patterns: the fabric is revealed and clearly boasts its highly sought-after ability to provide comfort and reassurance.
Fluid printed shirts
Printed fluid shirts continue to please. Much appreciated for their ease and practicality, they are broken down in city versions to lend an offbeat touch to a classic suit, and casual versions to team with a wide-legged jean. Shirts favor Lyocel and viscose blends, which are seeing a sharp uptick, and bi-stretch qualities. Cuts remain faithful to traditional men’s shirts, with a comfortable fullness, in long-sleeved versions that avoid a too-classic look through their choice of patterns and color schemes. Fun, extravagant, even slightly crazy, they explore the full gamut of creative possibilities. Neo-camos move away from a military inspiration to mimic feline furs and the millennial-old layers of the earth’s colorful rocks.
Printed pajama tops
In no-gender versions, the pajama-style printed shirt is confirmed in both women’s and men’s fashions, making it easily interchangeable. A choice of sophisticated fabrics – stretchy matte satins, silky cottons – confidently dismantles the boundaries between city and casual wear. In this category, typical men’s designs – paisley, geometric – are reinterpreted in personalized versions. Small geometric patterns vaunt their originality, creating a feeling of volume thanks to optical illusions, while paisleys are intertwined and transformed thanks to an interplay of rotations and proportions.
Also find a selection of fancy women’s fabrics to build your shirt and top collections for next Autumn Winter.