SS2017 TREND - THISISMDFSIt’s common knowledge that fashion weeks are some of the most instrumental moments in fashion. During these times, designers get to show the world just what they’ve been working on behind the scenes. And while some looks seen on the runways are dramatically different—sometimes simply for shock and entertainment value—certain trends will emerge most of the time.

No matter how different certain designers might be when it comes to signature styles and personal background, somehow they produce similar motifs and themes when it comes to their collections. As far as the menswear spring/summer 2017 collections go, there were some standouts that must be noted. This year, fashion month extended from June 12 to July 14, with shows in all the fashion capitals (London, Milan, Paris, and New York), and below are the biggest trends that were spotted amongst the many designers.

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Perhaps one of the most quintessential menswear styles is that of the military grunge. Updated cargo pants and cool olive green coats were seen at Stampd, and Michael Kors showed a tan militant-style shorts combo in a desert sand tone. As Esquire noted about the look: “It’s been a foundation for menswear for 200 years—why stop now?” There’s just something to be said about paying homage to history.

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Androgyny is bigger than ever in fashion. There are fewer gender boundaries holding people back from wearing what they want to wear, and the response has been overwhelming. EJ Johnson, for example, enjoys wearing sheer clothing and dresses, though he is a man (photo in Daily Mail). In a similar vein, the catwalks gave men much more freedom, exhibiting sheer, lacy fashion from Moschino and Gucci. Talk about blurred (gender) lines.

Valentino_gucci floral jackets SS2017 TREND - THISISMDFSFloral Printed Blazers

Perhaps a product of the feminine turn that men’s fashion has taken, playful and printed blazers with matching pants have taken the scene by storm. Floral prints take the cake on this look, and the jackets can be worn either as a set with pants or layered onto an outfit complete with sneakers and skinny jeans (Saint Laurent). Naturally, the bolder look is monochrome. Richard James put the print on everything from the jacket, to the shirt, to the tie, to the shoes.

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The sporty vibe is going strong in both men and women’s fashion; athleisure is here to stay. No longer are track suits reserved for athletes, and these looks were shown by big-name brands like Perry Ellis and Tommy Hilfiger at New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Looking at Lyst, there are trending track jacket varieties from Stussy, Gucci, Calvin Klein, and, of course, Reebok.

Valentino_ retro shirt trend spring summer 2017Retro Shirts

Deeper Vs, dated prints, and wider collars. We’ve mentioned before that ‘70s fashion has come back from the back of the closet, and the SS ’17 menswear shows have proven that the retro silhouettes are not on their way out just yet. Old-school, color-blocked collared shirts emerged from Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons gave us one combining plaid and tan prints. With throwback cuts and pale hues, these shirts are definitely a blast from the past.