Menswear spring 12
The look The simple black suit was caught up in a net theme by way of mesh-effect fabrics.
Key pieces Traditional suits were updated, with the most interesting variations including a lapel-less jacket, cropped 2db blazers, longer-length jackets and carrot-fit, rolled-hem trousers. Mesh then took over, used on layered T-shirts, Bermuda shorts, sweaters and leather jackets, styled over a solid under-layer or worn as a see-through item.
Colours Graphic black and white, with touches of aubergine and peacock that faded to tones of grey and espresso.
Commercial appeal While the netting theme was at times heavy-handed, mesh and perforated fabrics are worth watching as they filter down for the season’s sporty activewear trend and beach-ready swimwear looks.