A line that every fashion lover will swear by is that "fashion is uplifting". And it truly is! Still stuck in our homes, the only "feel-good" and distressed moments can be the times when you're decked up although there might not be a place to go to or no one to catch up to. But, that's okay! As long as the power of clothes and its blessed styling is there, overcoming storms can be bliss, after all, you get to do it stylishly. Amidst the pandemic, the menswear SS'22 collection is out. The collection understands human emotions and beautifully encaptures the mind and dialogues. The runways swoon with groundbreaking designs and creatives focussing on blurring the gender norms, unisex trends, cultural references, rich maximalism and soothing looks. Presenting some of the ongoing Menswear SS'22 collection that will help you be the 'modern chic dude' and actually make you happy, maybe.
Some Of The Best Menswear SS'22 Collection So Far
1. Prada SS'22 Collection
Stuck at homes for more than a year, Prada knew we needed a resurgence and refreshment and nothing better than watching a digital fashion show taking place on a scenic beach. So, the soft spot is already hit. And when there's Raf Simons at the house of Prada, you can expect meaningful and timeless trends. The luxury brand known for its sharp aesthetics blended well with the now "lounging style" effect left on us, thanks to the pandemic. Clothing wise, men's fashion has now reached a free and liberating state and it sure is uplifting! There's "shorter than the regular" hemline shorts, rompers in pastel-pink, blazers that are structured yet chilled, skorts for men - and yes, it's okay for men to go for some skin-show looks. Simons is known for his suits and now, when we itch to wear them at home, the designer knew how to hit the spot with tailored looks that will let your peers address you as the "cool boss". Summer calls for a splash of colours without looking like a mismatched fellow, Prada's styling of course believes in the emotionless nude palette with the correct tinge of bright tones - something that definitely asserts Prada's dominance. It's well-styled, the music keeps you hooked, uplifting looks, and a breeze to the eyes. Of course, the iconic Prada bucket hats have reclaimed their throne.
2. Fendi SS'22 Collection
We are dreaming of post-pandemic vacation and like, already asserted men are ready for some skin-show business or what we would like to call this as "hot summer boy". Genderless aesthetics are only getting better and Fendi's approach to 2022 menswear is new and very progressive. A melange of fresh springtime hues - pistachio green, ice blue - all these summer usuals was there but it only got elevated with Venturini Fendi bringing out those crop tops, cropped jackets with midriff-baring structured silhouettes. This is the way of Fendi whispering to the men to be as stylish and carefree as possible. Not just progressive clothing, the collection brought quite a lot of those internet y2k trends - lower-rise pants and even midriff flossing. Yes, men can too do this contemporary trend and Fendi schools us into it with a very tiny metallic fanny pack as a belly chain. It's an intelligent collection that anyone irrespective of their gender will scramble to get their hands on. Safe to say that menswear fashion looks the most exciting right now and Venturini Fendi needs to take a bow for this stroke of genius.
3. Priya Ahluwalia SS'22 Collection
Priya Ahluwalia is making quite the news in menswear, first, after winning the Queen Elizabeth Award for British Design, and later for backing the GQ designer menswear fund. Looks like the menswear world is going back to the yesteryears to bring forth prominent styles that are encouraging. For SS'22, Ahluwalia decided to pay a powerful ode to the black hair. Tracing it back to the Indian and African roots, the collection plays a pivotal role in discussing the beauty in diversity and pressing issues that come with discrimination in the fashion world. The collection showcased with a digital film has printed eccentric joggers, a healthy blend of patchwork, feminine silhouette - that will take you back to the '70s. As an emerging designer, Ahluwalia's collection looks definitely promising and confident but more likely, it will be to instil conversation about the pressing diversity problems more.
4. Ermenegildo Zegna SS'22 Collection
The Zegna men's style has always remained synonymous with "retailoring the modern man". But, for SS'22, the modern men are ditching the structured silhouettes for something more easy, comforting and laidback. Designer Alessandro Sartori remains the undisputed king of menswear but in a pandemic-stricken world, his sartorial essence of tailoring has somewhat taken a vacation but in a good way. There are soft-sorbet tones worn head-to-toe, relaxed clothing that you can actually give a countless spin of styles so, kudos to multifunctional styling. There are no "over the top" ensembles meaning that you can combine these with your existing wardrobe. While the other fashion collection might have gone for something that will bring a new edge to the menswear world, Sartori didn't play the partial designer role - his collection is effortless and something even a common man can easily put it off, after all, isn't fashion meant to be inclusive? His luxury crafting and distinctive design looked enviably elegant. It's a happy show.
5. Etro SS'22 Collection
We are frantic to dress up, to look the best, to look happy, to look wild. So, what do we do after two years of being stuck at home? Looks like that's the story of Etro's Spring '22 menswear collection. It's eccentric, whimsical and very fun. The Etro Man has always been fun, someone who picks out all the possible colour tones and prints and yet would be the one on a mystical quest. But, this time he decided to be all in loose-fitted silhouettes. (ofcourse, he needs to put comfort as the priority, now). Etro men decided to play a colour pop show in a train yard that very well explains the majestic gipsy and pilgrim mind of the collection. Eye-blinding colourpop colours, wild prints, rattan mats rolled into studded bags or totes, leather-clad canteens slung across shoulders - the collection seemed to be on a nomadic spirit. To see so many joyous looks rolled into the collection makes you itch to do some sun-basking with citrus and actually, just "dress-up" good for the well-being of the mind. The signature paisley prints continue their reign. It's refreshing.