2015: key trends
By Matt Glazebrook, 21 January 2015
January sees the menswear world flock to London, Milan and Paris to get a glimpse of what's going to be on the streets and the shops' shelves at the tail end of the year. We prefer to direct our crystal balls towards the nearer future and, as such, have tasked the ASOS design team with predicting which trends will fill your baskets and define your style over the next few months. Continuing our quest to fully prepare you for an on-point 2015, we present three big menswear moments to watch out for this spring and summer.
Of the many things that have been claimed as 'the new black', white makes more sense than most. Like its darker inverse, it's neutral, simple and hard to mess up if done correctly. For 2015, expect to see classic menswear staples refreshed in crisp bleached-out tones. Head-to-toe is the way to go for the fashion-forward, while adding in a white bomber jacket, rucksack or neoprene sweatshirt will allow the less attention-seeking dresser an easy way to get on trend.
This vibrant, colourful trend reflects the dominant early-90s sportswear influence on street and catwalk brands. Think Italia 90 and New Order's World In Motion video – laddy terrace styles mixed with rave-ready party spirit and a summery vibe. Italian sports labels like Kappa, Fila and Ellesse provide vintage inspiration, while synthetic fabrics and bold colour-blocking are the key takeaways for today.
Rich, print-heavy styles are going to be big news when it comes to summer tailoring. We've already told you that coordinating your printed pieces is one way to go – but mixing and matching your patterned items will be an equally strong look for summer. Clash a bright printed shirt with a dark floral patterned pair of shorts or trousers and adopt a similarly open mind when it comes to combining relaxed casual silhouettes with smarter lightweight outer layers like blazers and deconstructed macs.