Micro Trends | 80s Tailoring


How to harness the power of directional, throwback suits.

Retro styles lend a directional mood to SS20 suiting.

Evoking confidence since the 1980s, the office suit has been transformed from male-only workwear into fluid opportunities in style and experimentation for both men and women. Taking note to make a strong case for the summer suit, a host of Spring/Summer 2020 street style looks see structured silhouettes, playful proportions and unexpected hues emerge in a fresh explosion of creativity. Get inspired by the electric colours and quirky shapes of 80s-inspired tailoring, ahead.

Statement Blazer | Short Suit | Checks

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The statement blazer
Oversized, cropped, structured or relaxed, adopting a blazer into your wardrobe is a one-step move to nailing SS20. For considered style that makes a statement, match your blazer with a pair of coordinating trousers or shorts in a sleek, one-colour pallette – complete with bold accessories. Alternatively, polish up an everyday jeans and tee look with clashing styles, exploring XL shapes and neutral tones for your overcoat.

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Summer suiting
Who said tailoring doesn’t work in all seasons? Step into something new by swapping out traditional trousers for a summer-ready short suit. Laid-back meets elegance in sleek textures, varying lengths and playful colour combinations on the street – ready in all its new-season glory for SS20. The utilitarian trend is explored in muted shirt-and-shorts combinations, clean white hues are coordinated and sportswear is advocated in accompanying streetwear accessories.

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Check-mate
Take on the work-meets-play aesthetic of graphic checks. Subverting tradition, bold lines define modern suiting, overlaid with pops of striking colour and styled with pared-back tees and sleek footwear. Versatile and adaptable, the check print walks the line between chic and smart, offering the perfect hybrid for all your Spring/Summer street style needs.

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