Show Notes: A Look Back at Men’s Fashion Month

Men's Fashion Director Eric Jennings Gives Us a Peek at What's In Store For Spring 2017.

Four cities, 18 hour days and a month of non-stop fashion: With our bi-annual pilgrimage to the men’s shows in Europe under our belt, we’re giving you a first look at what’s to come for the spring/summer 2017 season, courtesy of Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings. We sat down with him for the inside scoop on the month’s highlights, biggest trends, and designers to keep your eye on.

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Palm Angels Staged Their First Runway Show, While Diesel Black Gold and Acne Continued Their Repertoire Beyond Denim

Left to Right: Palm Angels | Diesel Black Gold | Acne Read More..

Four cities, 18 hour days and a month of non-stop fashion: With our bi-annual pilgrimage to the men’s shows in Europe under our belt, we’re giving you a first look at what’s to come for the spring/summer 2017 season, courtesy of Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings. We sat down with him for the inside scoop on the month’s highlights, biggest trends, and designers to keep your eye on.

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Palm Angels Staged Their First Runway Show, While Diesel Black Gold and Acne Continued Their Repertoire Beyond Denim

Left to Right: Palm Angels | Diesel Black Gold | Acne

SaksPOV: So after a month of back to back shows, presentations and appointments, what’s the big takeaway? What are the trends to keep our eye on for next year?

Eric Jennings: I’d say this season was more about evolution that revolution and continuing to explore the concepts from last season. That being said, I’d say four distinct trends really emerged – Utility was big, but more of a trekker-traveler look than military-inspired; references to the old Eastern Bloc; gender fluidity, and retro-eclecticism.

SaksPOV: What designers, emerging or otherwise, should we watch out for?

Eric: Raf Simmons showed an incredible collection, Balenciaga was very directional, as was Prada and Gucci. It was all about that trekker-traveler trend at Prada and retro-eclectic at Gucci. For emerging designers, this season Palm Angels had their first runway show in Paris. They’ve done presentations before, but this was their first full-on runway show, and it was genius.

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 Khaki Gets a High-Fashion Remix In Milan, Courtesy of Versace and Neil Barrett

Left to Right: Versace | Neil Barrett

SaksPOV: It was the 90th anniversary of Pitti Uomo, any big moments commemorating that milestone?

Eric: Oh absolutely. Cartier had an event, Karl Lagerfeld had an incredible retrospective of his photography, Brunello Cucinelli had a glamorous dinner. There was definitely a lot going on at Pitti. The Saks Fifth Avenue Collection team was also in Florence, to scout new resources for the Modern collection. What’s happening in the next year will be really elevated, it’s exciting and something our customers can look forward to.

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London Calling: Heritage Cool From Belstaff and Oliver Spencer

Left to Right: Belstaff | Oliver Spencer

SaksPOV: Any other big moments of note?

Eric: Quite a few major fashion houses didn’t show at any men’s fashion week, so that was a big topic of discussion. On one hand it made room in the schedule for emerging designers, which brings a great element of newness and innovation, but then it poses the question what does this mean for the future of men’s fashion week? Is the future going to be show now buy now? Will the shows be off calendar? So that was an ongoing conversation throughout the month.

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Tailoring Goes Oversize in Paris

Left to Right: Issey Miyake | Y-3 | Lanvin

Stay on the pulse of fashion now and beyond at Saks.com.

Photos Courtesy Eric Jennings


Summer Essentials: The Guy’s Guide to Swim

Everything You Need to Make a Splash.

Summer’s ultimate upshot is how very little you need for a great time. Key example being those leisurely days spent poolside or chasing waves – what else do you need than a pair of trunks and slides? So we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite styles that’ll get your weekend fun in order, like cheeky boat-print shorts from our own Saks Fifth Avenue Collection, or jolt of logo-embossed red slides from Gucci. When getting dressed is this easy, it frees up time to focus on what’s really important – like where to get a nice cold beer.

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The Staples of Summer – Trunks and Slides

Clockwise From Top Left: Givenchy: Sandal | Saks Fifth Avenue Collection: Swim Trunks | Versace: Sandals | Gucci: Sandals Read More..

Summer’s ultimate upshot is how very little you need for a great time. Key example being those leisurely days spent poolside or chasing waves – what else do you need than a pair of trunks and slides? So we’ve pulled together a few of our favorite styles that’ll get your weekend fun in order, like cheeky boat-print shorts from our own Saks Fifth Avenue Collection, or jolt of logo-embossed red slides from Gucci. When getting dressed is this easy, it frees up time to focus on what’s really important – like where to get a nice cold beer.

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The Staples of Summer – Trunks and Slides

Clockwise From Top Left: Givenchy: Sandal | Saks Fifth Avenue Collection: Swim Trunks | Versace: Sandals | Gucci: Sandals

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Counter-Clockwise, From Left: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection: Swim Trunks | Sandals | Gucci: Sandals | Versace: Sandals

Gear up for summer in style at Saks.com.


New at Saks: Tom Ford For Men

An Uncompromisingly Luxurious Grooming Collection.

Women have long had the good fortune of enjoying a beauty routine curated and created by fashion legend Tom Ford; now, the same daily luxuries are being extended to the men. Tom For For Men is a tightly edited grooming collection that truly answers the needs of the modern man. The seven piece assortment includes a facial cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm, beard comb, and for those mornings after a long night at the office, a skin revitalizing serum, under eye treatment and concealer stick. If the youthfully debonair Mr. Ford is himself an indication of the line’s efficacy, then our advice would be to run, not walk, to your nearest Saks.

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Elevate Your Grooming Routine With Tom Ford For Men

Clockwise From Top Left: Tom Ford: Lip Balm | Beard Comb | Concealer | Facial Cleanser Read More..

Women have long had the good fortune of enjoying a beauty routine curated and created by fashion legend Tom Ford; now, the same daily luxuries are being extended to the men. Tom For For Men is a tightly edited grooming collection that truly answers the needs of the modern man. The seven piece assortment includes a facial cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm, beard comb, and for those mornings after a long night at the office, a skin revitalizing serum, under eye treatment and concealer stick. If the youthfully debonair Mr. Ford is himself an indication of the line’s efficacy, then our advice would be to run, not walk, to your nearest Saks.

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Elevate Your Grooming Routine With Tom Ford For Men

Clockwise From Top Left: Tom Ford: Lip Balm | Beard Comb | Concealer | Facial Cleanser

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Tom Ford For Men Presents a Tightly Edited Selection of Products For the Modern Man

Tom Ford: Moisturizer | Eye Treatment | Skin Revitalizing Concentrate

Find your best self in the grooming collections at Saks Fifth Avenue.