Between the UK and Italy, the early year fashion season is always an opportunity to look great and get a head start on what you’ll be wearing for Autumn/Winter 2017. This fashion week brought some new design trends and a few surprises. Tailoring is going a bit looser and longer, creating a casual, more relaxed feeling and fabrics will be loaded with texture, pattern and layers of both. Autumn/Winter 2017 will be bringing more brown tones with a focus on “camel” as well as the blues and grey we’re used to.

A few pieces jumped out at me while in Europe and should not be ignored. A camel cashmere denim jacket from Brunello Cucinelli featured soft fabric with the typical Cucinelli lining for comfort and fit along with the details of a denim jacket. A soft wool navy jacket with a removable knit collar from young British designer Iaian Mackay of LM-Logan Mackay was very hip and stylish, and one of the coolest presentations this fashion week was the Z Zegna ski capsule. The details and patterns of the jackets and pants were taking it up a notch and spot on. If I were to go skiing, I would be styling up in Z Zegna and of course my favorite, Moncler. Lastly, moving away from the jackets, the “zip up” shirt by Eton was very cool, simple and a total winner if worn properly.

While trying not to overpack, I loved wearing my ivory turtle neck from Canali, navy v-neck “rose” sweater from Dolce & Gabbana, green cashmere blazer from Isaia and my reversible water resistant blazer from Ferragamo. As for the bottom half, my Canali slacks, Tom Ford sneakers and Bally monk straps got a lot of use. However, the most use my travel wardrobe got was my plaid Ferragamo overcoat and scarf —super stylish and perfect for the colder temps.

So, overall, it’s a good time to be a well-dressed man, and an even better time to take risks and kick it up a notch. See you in June!