Strappy Footwear, Tights, Shorts with Suits, a Playful Menswear for Next Summer

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With the recent Spring-Summer 2010 showings, menswear is abuzz with new, exciting fashions and styling ideas for the coming season. The hottest trends out of Paris and Milan offer fresh, out-of the-box styles for modern men. In these times of emerging global villages and the search for individualistic traits in fashion, men have started to look beyond traditional garments for personal styles. Early runway hits include youthful takes on classic ensembles, modern versions of traditional shapes, and the glorification of the street influence on men’s style. From the new vanguards of menswear to the resurgence of old fashion houses, Spring-Summer 2010 forecasts a more playful presentation of trends. Next season take your cues from these hot-off-the-runway trends:SHEER GENUIS  For some cycles now, the sheer trend has appeared on and off from the fashion radar. This time around, it has gained popularity among European fashion designers for its avant garde appeal. No longer are sheer pieces being layered to make them less apparent, now they are worn as is and without frills. Hugo by Hugo Boss offered traditional, long-sleeved shirts in sheer fabrics—the same went for Kris Van Assche and Z Zegna. THE NEW GLADIATORThe recently fashionable gladiator sandal finally has crossed over to menswear.  Designers Bruno Pieters for Hugo by Hugo Boss and Kris Van Assche have signaled the entry of strappy, leather footwear for men next season. …