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Eccentric 80s Menswear

The Balenciaga Spring/​Summer 2013 Collection is a Retro Throwback

— June 30, 2012 — Fashion
The Balenciaga Spring/​Summer 2013 menswear collection is a throwback to 80s-inspired styles. From exaggerated proportions to loosely layered looks, this retro-infused runway show is the epitome of understated elegance.

Exuding a youthful fashion flair along with plenty of personality, this eclectic collection features a series of memorable staples that include oversized outerwear, sleek suits and easy-to-wear casuals. The versatile Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2013 men's collection is showcased in a palette of mostly monochromatic tones that are paired with bold pops of color seen through eccentric prints and rich primary tones.

This edgy runway show embraces the fashion world's top trends with a focus on men's floral patterns, retro silhouettes and deconstructed tailoring techniques that fuse aesthetics along with purposeful and multifunctional design concepts.
Trend Themes
1. 80s-inspired Menswear - Opportunity for clothing brands to create affordable, retro-inspired collections for the modern, fashion-forward man.
2. Multifunctional Design Concepts - Potential for designers to create clothing that combines both aesthetics and practicality for everyday wear.
3. Deconstructed Tailoring Techniques - Chance for fashion brands to experiment with new techniques that merge traditional tailoring with contemporary design elements.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Opportunity for clothing brands to create and market retro-inspired fashion lines for men that combine both practicality and aesthetic value.
2. Textile Manufacturing - Chance for textile manufacturers to develop new materials emphasizing both sturdiness and comfort, suitable for everyday wear.
3. Printing and Embroidery - Potential for print and embroidery shops to expand their offerings to accommodate the demand for bespoke, intricate designs that align with the 80s-inspired trends of menswear.
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