Baggy and loose shapes are back in fashion. Since two years ago menswear has tried to find away to revolutionize man’s silhouette. The last real change was made by Hedi Slimane for Dior Homme in 2000. He recalled the fitted shape of the Sixties’ suit exaggerating its severity with more essential shapes: he created a trend that was adopted in the following years by a lot of brands until it broke into department stores’ stocks. The trend spread as fast as widespread, to the point of decreasing the ties’ width of 4 cms and making shirts so tight-fitting not to allow to put on a kilo. But today something is changing: the “tight” is a countertrend. And it will be so next f/w, and more next s/s: I’ll tell you, since I’ve just seen all the fashion shows! It’s to soon to buy a new coat, I know. But next autumn remember to choose suits, sweaters and trousers with baggy and loose shapes. The most trendy coats are wide but also very long. If fashion with the capital F doesn’t suit you, you’ll have several options,anyway: there are more classic knee-lenght coats and trousers with a more “normal” width. But say goodbye to the tight-fitting. Left, maxi coat by Guglielmo Capone, ph. Andrea Gandini; right, sweatshirt by Polo Ralph Lauren and trousers by Ermenegildo Zegna Couture,ph. Stefan Giftthaler.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.