Eight Pieces of Menswear to Enliven Your Wardrobe

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Dior Men’s A/W19 Photography Melvin Israel

In the wake of the A/W19 men’s shows, we present an edit of pieces designed for men but that work for women, too

As the men’s shows in London, Florence’s Pitti Uomo, Milan and Paris proved, the once defined line between mens- and womenswear has become more and more blurred, while the rise of gender fluidity – dictating both the way people dress and fashion houses design and present their collections – has seen the unisex fashion become commonplace. So, as another season of shows draws to a close, we present an edit of pieces designed for men but that work for women, too.

1. First designed by John Galliano in the 2000s, Kim Jones reimagined the ubiquitous Saddle Bag as part of his debut collection for Dior, marking its first iteration for men. Available now, this version in house monogram is equally covetable for men and women alike. 

2. The cowboy became synonymous with Raf Simons’ tenure at Calvin Klein, which sadly came to an end in December last year. Claim these Calvin Klein 205W39NYC tex polished leather ankle boots before it’s too late. 

3. Ludovic De Saint Sernin’s designs have been infused with personal narratives and erotic influences ever since the brand’s inception two years ago. Part of the Paris-based designer’s third collection, titled Summertime Sadness, this Été embroidered T-shirt – created in collaboration with Sunspel – is a simple staple to renew your spring wardrobe.  

4. Channel Gucci’s (and several other brands alike) recent lust for logomania with these GG-Supreme pattern brown wool-blend trousers – with front and back pleats, they make for a subversive take on business attire.

5. For his S/S19 collection, presented at Florence’s Pitti Uomo last June, London-based Craig Green drew inspiration from the uniforms of cleaners, surgeons and postmen. Among the utilitarian boxy, lightweight styles in his signature seersucker cotton, this acid-wash worker jacket is our favourite. 

6. Inspired by the great outdoors and with practicality at its core, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is the Spanish house’s latest men’s collection that rethinks utilitarian standards – this technical canvas backpack would work for work days and holidays alike. 

7. Prada’s utilitarian black nylon – first launched in 1984 – is enjoying a revival, thanks to the fabric’s appearance in Miuccia’s recent collections (A/W18, in particular). We’re after the practical logo belt bag, which features two zipped compartments and an adjustable belt closure (wear it around your waist or across the chest).

8. Exploring hyper-masculinity and British West Indian cultural identities through her collections, London-based menswear designer Bianca Saunders has become known for her approach to reworked tailoring and ruched shirting – her Tension cotton shirt being one of the most desirable examples.