Ilan Chetrite traveled back to the Fifties for spring, alluding to jazz music and the Beat Generation in a collection inspired by the libertarian intellectual lifestyle of the era.
Straight pants were slightly cropped, in Prince of Wales check or denim, and were paired with tropical or striped shirts — short-sleeved, of course — while suits, which included a bright mustard yellow linen ensemble, were paired with mesh knitwear, all telegraphing a crisp yet casual feel.
Elsewhere, Chetrite contrasted shapes and styles, working an outsized Mackintosh with nautical details like buttons up its sides; making a camel suede jacket with contrasting stitching short and boxy, or upending the Wall Street striped shirt by giving it a relaxed polo shirt neckline and tunic shape.
See More From the Men’s 2018 Collections:
Valentino Men’s Spring 2018: Pierpaolo Piccioli’s casual lineup was all about self-expression.
Y/Project Men’s Spring 2018: The collection was more merch-friendly without losing any of the edge.
Cédric Charlier Men’s Spring 2018: Called “Playtime,” the starting point for the coed collection was a sculpture by Todd Knopke.
Balenciaga Men’s Spring 2018: Demna Gvasalia’s collection was an ode to Sunday in the park with Dad
Jil Sander Men’s Spring and Resort 2018: Lucie and Luke Meier debuted at Jil Sander with a women’s and a men’s collections, which offered a fresh, new take on the signature rigorous elegance
of the brand.
Fausto Puglisi Men’s Spring 2018: Urban, baggy silhouettes met references to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures in this capsule collection.