After the fashion industry has suffered in the last period due to all the restrictions, Men’s fashion week appears to be returning in full force this June. Let’s have a look at what you should expect from designers this summer.
London Fashion Week: 11 – 13 June 2022
The British Fashion Council (BFC) expressed its plan to go co-ed across its schedule in December last year. A summertime edition of London Fashion Week will run from 11–13 June 2022. It will take place in the spot that was previously occupied by London Fashion Week Men’s. A slimmed-down schedule of physical and digital happenings focuses on a new generation of designers. Most of them also specialize in menswear. Labrum London, Robyn Lynch, Marie Lueder, Ahluwalia, and Martine Rose are among those scheduled to appear. Furthermore, Ravensbourne and Westminster universities will hold graduate shows as part of the event.
Pitti Uomo, Florence: 14 – 17 June 2022
Following a scaled-down version of the Florentine fair in January, the 102nd Pitti Uomo returns to its usual four-day schedule, with the vast Fortezza da Basso venue once again filled to its capacity. Brunello Cucinelli, Herno, AlphaTauri, and others have confirmed their participation at the fair. This year, the fair is themed ‘Pitti Island’ (“a land for meeting and being together before everyone sets out on their own journey”, according to Agostino Poletto, general manager of Pitti Immagine).
Along with the historic fair, the event will feature a lineup of guests. Among them is London-based designer Grace Wales Bonner, who is returning to the runway after a two-year pause. She promises to bring her “vision of cultural luxury” to an unnamed location in the city. In the meantime, second guest designer Ann Demeulemeester organizes a special project to commemorate the 40th anniversary of her eponymous maison. The event, which was postponed from January, also marks the label’s ownership transition to Italian entrepreneur Claudio Antonioli. He has also increasingly brought Demeulemeester back into the fold.
Milan Fashion Week: 17 – 21 June 2022
In January, several brands canceled shows in the city; this season, Milan Fashion Week’s menswear edition looks set to return with a ‘pre-pandemic’ schedule highlighting the best in Italian design. For the first time in several years, Versace and Moschino will present menswear collections at the event, while the usual suspects – Fendi, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana – will no doubt continue to provide the week’s highlights.
Paris Fashion Week: 21 – 26 June 2022
Despite the restrictions – and reduced guest lists – the January edition of Paris Fashion Week Men’s maintained a near-normal schedule. It also showcased the city’s historic houses such as Dior, Hermès, and Louis Vuitton. They’ll all be back this season as part of a jam-packed schedule that includes menswear week stalwarts (Rick Owens, Loewe, Givenchy, Paul Smith, and others). Moreover, a new generation of international design talent will be present, who debuted in the city last season.
A contingent of Japanese designers will return to Paris Fashion Week Men’s after a two-year hiatus. Some of them are Comme des Garçons, Issey Miyake, Junya Watanabe, and Kolor, while Yohji Yamamoto will continue to show digitally. Moreover, Marine Serre will make her menswear week debut with a devoted collection.