Gucci steals the scene. If Alessandro Michele made well-thought extravagance his mantra, the rational and eye-catching style that distinguishes him is also found in the Cruise collection shirts. Next to striped patterns, tartan and floral ones stand out, to be juxtaposed freely or combined with other contrasting colours. A trend that also applies to solid-colour styles, often embellished with neck bows and structured collars, next to dressing gown inspired, paisley motif enriched, waist length proposals with matching belts, marked by a decadent and luxurious aesthetic that looks to the past without losing anything of its contemporaneity.
The same concept can be seen in the Etro collection. Paisley prints and oriental ornaments invade shirts with shades of blue and ocher, or unusual geometric details and bright stripes. Rust, cyclamen, pink and anthracite, on the other hand, prefer solid colours but are enlivened by iridescent textures, small decorative elements and precious embroidery.
Layering is the watchword for Balenciaga, which opts for oversized micro-flag patterned or full-logo shirts worn over striped or check garments.
And if DSquared2 likes to transform the classic white crispy shirt with a punk twist and add maxi logo, pockets, zip and contrasting tartan inserts, Off-White, instead, draws attention with postcard-like prints featuring colourful exotic landscapes or washed faded denim that becomes almost immaculate.