Each era and society need its own heroes, reassuring figures who embody values such as loyalty, courage and hope, but also have an image full of strength and physical athleticism. Do not expect colorful and adherent jumpsuits or strange costumes, rather a decidedly more contemporary ideal of hero, closer to the everyday way of dressing, casual and sporty, youthful and fashionable.
Men's fashion this season, in the trendiest creations of Valentino, Lanvin, Philipp Plein, Neil Barrett, Marcelo Burlon and Dsquared2, is a fancy evolution of power dressing: The modern hero can be a warrior, a revisited Japanese samurai or be inspired by manga and comics.
Through camouflage or colorful prints, written and graphic symbols, soldiers, samurai and supermen pop up on shirts, sweatshirts and accessories, becoming highly communicative iconic elements, irresistibly captivating.
Here are our suggestions for three different outfits to dress like heroes and escape the ordinary daily life through adventure and fantasy that only fashion can give us.
The Military Hero
They defend their homeland at the front, are ready to fight at all times and have always had an absolute charm thanks to their strength and their character. The military look repeatedly inspires the fashion world with its earthy and dark colors, camouflage prints, raw materials and comfortable shapes suitable for men with a fighting spirit and practical attitude.
Ronier fur and wool detailed coat by Moncler, Cotton crew neck sweatshirt by Polo Ralph Lauren, Camustars print T-shirt by Valentino, Low crotch cargo trousers by Dsquared2, Nylon backpack by Dolce & Gabbana, Traditional 20.15 camu sneakers by Hogan.
They fly with a red mantle or bat wings, have the x-rays view, a superfine hearing and hyperactive senses, fight the bad guys with their super powers and incredible strength. The super heroes come from the pages of the comic books or the movie screen to land on t-shirts and accessories bestowing an adventurous spirit in men's fashion of this season.
Spider embroidered sweatshirt by Lanvin, Super Duper embellished T-shirt by Philipp Plein, All I Need jeans by Philipp Plein, About Me leather belt by Philipp Plein, Pixel patterned nylon backpack by Prada, Thunderbolt patterned slip-ons by Neil Barrett.
The Last Samurai
The noble samurai was a prodigious fighter, expert in martial arts and Zen practices, devoted to a rigid code of honor and moral principles that make him a true fearless hero in the collective imagination. Although coming from a time and a culture so distant from our own, the samurai stimulates the creativity of the trendiest fashion designers, which mix traditional oriental prints and shapes inspired by ancient Japan, in a perfect balance between yin and yang.
Del Bolson printed sweatshirt by Marcelo Burlon, Vintage looking cotton T-shirt by Dsquared2, Cotton oversize cargo pants by Rick Owens, Japanese logo patch beanie by Dsquared2, Encre de Chine fragrance diffuser by Baobab, Cotton flip flops by Brunello Cucinelli.