Runway: 5 styling lessons from the spring/summer ’14 collections

Fashion is about mastering the impeccable style rather than acquiring new pieces. Here we draw five styling lessons men should know from this season’s runways.


1. Burberry Prorsum: Scarf and tie do belong together

Prim and proper British kid, Burberry Prorsum proves that a little quirk can be turned into a charm. Its turquoise tie and rounded scarf match, for instance, successfully turns a usual shirt and tie pairing into a sartorial statement.

Dries Van Noten

2. Dries Van Noten: Formal suit can be toned down by a pair of sandals

If your suit has been hanging in the wardrobe this whole time, wearing it with sandals during the warmer days is a great alternative for a more relaxed feel. Dries Van Noten even accentuates the dark-colored suit with a printed shirt, which is advisable.

Haider Ackermann

3. Haider Ackermann: Big bomber jacket is no longer women-repelling

The first menswear collection of Haider Ackermann manages to explore how resourceful a bomber jacket really is. Roll the sleeves, put the tailored pants on, and don’t forget to show some ankles; then off you go to a perfect evening.

Saint Laurent

4. Saint Laurent: Light washed denim pants can be your route to the nineties

Hardly there is any more line deciding which denim belongs to which gender. The skinny, light washed denim is commonly worn by women, but when put together with red turtleneck and grey blazer like what Saint Laurent does, they make the cool ‘90s comeback.


5. Valentino: A touch of maroon will balance busy motifs

Do not fear printed pants because maroon will come to the rescue. Valentino exemplifies that by showing how the dark red shade adds certain depth to the pattern play on the pants, refraining you from looking overtly flamboyant.