Catwalk trend alert: Dystopia


London Fashion Week Men’s Catwalks – S/S 19 Trend Alert 

This catwalk season, we’re sharing exclusive WGSN content on WGSN Insider.

After show-hopping, and a team debrief, the WGSN Menswear editors call out the most exciting and directional emerging trends – and, for the first time, we’re sharing our favourites here. 


Catwalk trend alert: Dystopia

Matthew Miller SS19

Visions of a ‘future imperfect’ feature at London shows, with subcultural inspirations and a hint of malevolence.

Sharp tailoring pairs with sardonic slogan ideas and bold details hint at S&M or survivalism.

A graphic, controlled palette of mostly monochrome tones and pops of primary brights emerges.

Matte and sheen play adds to the drama.

“This trend appears to expand on the smartening up of streetwear and the rise of the suit, themes we expored in our Emerging Trend Matrix 2.0.” – Volker Ketteniss, Menswear Director WGSN


For insight, analytics and detailed trend alerts this Spring/Summer 19 season, head to the WGSN Men’s Catwalks section.

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