Eye-popping men’s prints for summer

Tropical fruit, magazine covers, ink splats – anything goes, says Marianna Giusti

Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen

First came the pastel numbers sported by Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s Narcos. Then Brad Pitt’s Hawaiian shirt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with its Japanese-style print on bright yellow. The Jonas Brothers, Usher and Finneas O’Connell showed up in bold patterns at this year’s Grammys; Timothée Chalamet regularly appears in all-over-print co-ords. The shirt patterning once associated with 1960s hustlers, and later baptised as high fashion by designers such as Gianni Versace, is now flourishing in style and reach. This season, boundary-pushing prints embolden shirts, trousers, bucket hats and socks: there are tropical fruit and zigzags at Dolce & Gabbana; playful red cars at Versace; orange poppies at MSGM; and vintage magazines at Balenciaga. Too much? Embrace it.

Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
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Etro
Etro
Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney
Dior
Dior
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton

Versace
Versace
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten
MSGM
MSGM
Fendi
Fendi
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