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Capsule trend: Casual youth

Preppy classics are updated with reworked varsity graphics and a contemporary approach to silhouette and fabrication.

In reaction to the playful collegiate looks emerging from the menswear shows in Milan and Paris this season, preppy classics are updated with reworked varsity graphics and a contemporary approach to silhouette and fabrication.

Iconic shapes including the duffle coat, quilted ski gilet and crew-neck sweat are revised using cropped proportions and detailing twists to give this commercial menswear direction a younger, more sophisticated feel.

Key details to look out for include: shorter lengths on trousers (such as WGSN’s cuffed aviator pants) and jackets, subverted collegiate-style placement prints (see Acne A/W 11/12 for some of the best examples),

varsity styling, reworked traditional coats such as the shrunken duffle (as seen at Raf Simons and WGSN original artwork, pictured), retro colour blocking and quilting (think vintage skiwear) and vintage woollen blanket patterns on outerwear.

Buy on trend across all categories: capsule trends are uploaded daily at www.wgsn-boutique.com

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