As with every season in fashion, every wants to know what’s next. As you’ve settled into your cashmere sweaters and you’ve dusted off your favorite trench, fashion retailers are gearing up for their second busiest season: Spring.

Spring typically brings your usual bright colors, short sleeves, and linen suits, but amidst that, designers have found a way to use a simple approach to using color and incorporating art.

LP presents to you in one, simple place the Spring ’13 colors and trends. Consider this love at first type!

Spring ’13 Color Trends

Red | Rust | Golden Rod | Orange | Limeade


Spearmint | Olive |  Cerulean | Ink | Straw


Spring ’13 Style Trends

Monochromatic (aka tone on tone): Styling with similar color hues throughout the entire look.


L to R:

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ’13 in monochromatic orange

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ’13 in monochromatic spearmint

Emporio Armani Spring ’13 in monochromatic olive

Emporio Armani Spring ’13 in monochromatic ink


Print and Pattern/Arty Abstractions: Infusing abstract art, florals, abstract lines, and digital prints.


L to R:

Balenciaga ’13 in red and floral prints

Burberry Prorsum ’13 in golden rod and, prints, and abstract art

Dolce & Gabbana  Spring ’13 in abstract lines and floral art

Gucci ’13 in cerulean and floral prints

The New Tailored: Explore tailoring in a new way. New shapes, colors, and cuts bring fit into a new category for Spring ’13.


L to R:

Givenchy Spring ’13 in new tailoring (shapes)

Alexander McQueen Spring ’13 in new tailoring  (colors, fabrics)

Etro Spring ’13 in new tailoring (cuts)

Canali Spring ’13 in new tailoring (color)


Summer Sportswear: Taking foundations of sportswear and fusing it with couture elements but utilizing functionality


L to R:

Lanvin Spring ’13 in summer sportswear

J. Crew Spring ’13 in summer sportswear

Louis Vuitton Spring ’13 in summer sportswear

Issey Miyake Spring ’13 in summer sportswear


Transparency: As the weather warms up, wear less. Designers pulled together their creative “jeans” and highlighted “visual tricks” through fabrics that provide transparency.


L to R:

Versace Spring ’13 in transparency

Dries Van Noten Spring ’13 in transparency

Paul Smith Spring ’13 in transparency

Viktor & Rolf Spring ’13 in transparency

Now that you know, what is your favorite trend?

-Marquelle Turner

8 thoughts on “Trend Forecasting: Menswear Spring 2013

  1. I really like the article and of course the spring colors… The idea of bright colors is really attention seeker as well as attention catching. I like The very unique style o the outfit worn by the models… Honestly I’m excited for the spring and the fashion world

  2. Extremely thorough breakdown for the Spring 2013 colors and trends. It will be interesting to see how stores like Zara and H&M incorporate these trends into their spring collections for the more moderate consumer. Personally, I’m looking forward to playing with color and prints while testing out the sportswear and monochromatic trends.

  3. Great read as usual! I am most excited about the different patterns and textures combined with great colors and how this will look on the everyday consumer. I personally can’t wait to try out Spearmint and Cerulean in my everyday attire.

  4. Great article! I am loving the color schemes and can’t wait to include them in my spring wardrobe. Thanks for update on trends. Spring is my second favorite season, so this article is very beneficial. Keep it up!..

  5. I’m goin to try this!! Of course, it will be a lot more subtle, but I’m down with this look. I like when the looks are wearable. If it’s too over the top, I can’t see myself trying the trend.


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