Versatile garment with a sporty spirit, in the spring of summer 2019 the men's sweatshirt becomes an essential piece for the casual look, to wear under a denim jacket in cool spring evenings or alone instead of the jacket during the summer.
Vintage look and utility-style for the oversized sweatshirts of summer 2019
That the sweatshirt is one of the most beloved item for trendy men is well known, but this year more than ever we will have the desire to fill our closets with the many ideas proposed by the most trendy designers. Because now the sweatshirts and sweaters, born as sporty garments and initially used only for outdoor activities and fitness, become true must-have pieces.
Among the main trends of spring summer 2019, there’s the vintage look proposed on the catwalk by several designers, which transforms the sweatshirt into a sporty piece recalling sweet memories from the past.
This is the case of the sporty track jackets with colored bands, closed by zip and decorated by animal-shaped maxi embroideries for Valentino, or in Lycra and decorated with laser-cut floral patterns by Stella McCartney. Among the vintage-style models, revisited in a contemporary key, there are also the 50s-college-style button-up hooded sweat jackets proposed on the catwalk by Marni.
For this season, utility style is one of the most loved by menswear fashion designers, who propose sweatshirts and sweaters in different variants:
Oversize lines for the sweaters with 80s-style neon details by Fausto Puglisi and the high-edged ones by Y-3
Elongated proportions for the zip-up hoodies created by Lanvin or for those with buttons closure by Rick Owens
The three-quarter sleeves become very wide for the sweatshirts matched with the work suits designed by Off-White
Many utility-style pockets and plush-effect lining for Dsquared2, but also for the total-white sweatshirts designed by Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton
Technical fabrics for the sweatshirt used instead of the jacket and proposed by Neil Barrett in many shocking colors
Nylon and changing-color hi-tech fabrics for Dyne's removable hooded sweatshirts and for those designed also by Ermenegildo Zegna
Punk mood and a pinch of irony for the most beautiful printed men's sweatshirts seen on catwalk
Choosing a print may seem simple, but the kind of pattern we choose reveals a lot of us and about our good tastes in terms of fashion. For this season, the many proposals of all-over and placed prints satisfy every desire, suiting to any kind of style.
For who love a refined and classic look, there are striped prints for the crew neck sweaters proposed by Moncler, the hooded ones designed by Martin Grant and those in the classic blue-and-white navy style proposed by Ralph Lauren. There are also the classic sweatshirts with brand’s logo, one of the main trends of the year, like those seen in the Isabel Marant’s fashion shows, who proposes her embroidered tone-on-tone logo, or Valentino, which uses its logo for the all-over prints of oversized hoodies.
Who love a luxurious and excessive style may appreciate the prints by Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, which this year propose both baroque patterns and ironic happy-go-lucky prints.
Among the most imaginative prints, there are those psychedelic or inspired by cartoons created by M.S.G.M., Undercover and MCQ. For who love surprising effects and a captivating style, there are the photographic prints representing the icons of Rap music proposed by R13, those inspired by the Olympic sports made by Ralph Lauren and those bold-colored following the 60s-tapestry-style seen on Prada’s catwalk.
Color-splash effect for the summer sweatshirts that give a pinch of joy to your wardrobe
With the arrival of summer, the designers abandon the dark winter colors in favor of more intense shades that give vitality and joy to the more casual male style. This year, color is the absolute protagonist of the men's fashion weeks, with proposals that embrace the entire chromatic range.
Among the most seen effects there’s the color-block ones, that’s a combination of two or more colors creating strong contrasts, like those seen the fashion shows by Balmain, Dsquared2, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Lucio Vanotti, Iceberg and Woolrich.
Another strong seasonal trend is fluorescent color, with neon shades used by both Fausto Puglisi, Acne Studios and Marcelo Burlon. Tie-dye effects instead for the oversized sweatshirts inspired by Grunge style designed by Jil Sander or for those in nylon by Valentino.
For who prefer a more classic style, there’s the mélange gray proposed by Dondup or the white used by Saint Laurent and Ralph Lauren. Another protagonist of men's casual fashion is black, which is proposed with a Gothic style for the super-skinny hoodies by Balmain and in Punk-street-style for those with graffiti-effect writing seen in the Vetements’ fashion shows.