The top 5 trends from Pitti Uomo Spring 14.
- Micro prints
Although checks and stripes still proved popular across shirts, many labels opted for small printed designs.
Ditsy floral patterns, small geometrical prints and micro circles were used in abundance across Saks Fifth Avenue and Scott James’s collections.
A homemade feel was on show with the use of patchwork for spring 14. Denim brand Closed used a new patchwork design across its denim, with both jackets and jeans featuring the collage look, whereas other brands selected colourful patchwork prints on swimwear.
The military print shows no sign of abating, with camouflage used across brands from streetwear to premium tailoring. Many collections used camouflage accents throughout the range, such as on linings and trims, whereas others used it as a complete look.
Layering was again the name of the game with shirts and ties partnered with blazers, lightweight knits and waistcoats. It was clear that many labels had decided to back waistcoats for spring 14, perhaps as a lighter option to the winter gilet.
- Contrasting undercollars
Hidden details on shirting came in the form of contrasting undercollars. Camouflage prints, polka dots, tartan and floral designs were used on the reverse of collars across both shirting and blazers as brands attempted to inject an element of surprise.