There is nothing more masculine than taking on a colour most traditionally associated with girlhood and giving it your unique stamp. Designers who dipped into the hue this season include Grace Wales Bonner, who used it for her retro-flavoured sportswear with adidas; Raf Simons, who cut it long and lean, layered over black tailoring and acid accents; and Sarah Burton, who did an artful take at Alexander McQueen with ombre shades.
The past year of staying in and dressing mostly for oneself has made comfort the number one priority when it comes to dressing up—or down, as the case may be. And nothing is more comforting than being enveloped in soft, cosy knits. Miuccia Prada and Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta both championed loungewear luxe, but Jonathan Anderson took the prize with his dress-length sweater complete with pillow-like attachments. Recommended for air-con addicts.
In this age of streetwear and sweatpants, the death of the suit is often predicted, but it has proven to have more lives than a cat. This season, the suit crops up in a new variation: The shorts suit. How much leg to bare is entirely up to one’s preference. Conservative types may opt for the Bermuda length seen at Jacquemus and Ermenegildo Zegna; for the daring dresser, there are Valentino and Dries Van Noten’s short shorts.