From hip flasks to frog shoes: the FW23 accessory trends in menswear

Accessories and shoes make a look complete and ensure that the outfit is upgraded. So it’s worth taking a closer look at the special details and it-pieces that have defined men’s fashion weeks. FashionUnited has summarized the highlights from animal-cool shoes to picnic accessories.

messenger bag

With its long strap, the courier bag – also known as a messenger bag – is one of the it-pieces of men’s fashion for Autumn/Winter 23. It can be worn casually dangling from one shoulder or as a ‘crossbody’ – like a seat belt – and offers a wide range of options plus plenty of storage space.

She was seen on the catwalks at Givenchy with a fur trim and at Louis Vuitton in beige with a pen holder and typical all-over logomania. There was also a variation on Issey Miyake’s ‘Homme Plissé’ line. This looked like it could be transformed into a jacket.

FW23 bags by Givenchy, Louis Vuitton and Homme Plissé Issey Miyake (left to right). Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight

ski goggles

In men’s fashion, pieces from sportswear always make it into streetwear – including tracksuits, football jerseys and racing bike goggles. The latter is now being replaced by a relative from the mountains. This season, ski goggles are making it from the slopes to the streets. The Austrian designer Rebekka Ruétz brought the huge glasses onto the catwalk at the Berlin Fashion Week, but they were also seen internationally by brands such as Giorgio Armani and Rick Owens.

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FW23 goggles by Giorgio Armani, Rick Owens and Rebekka Ruétz (left to right). Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight

long gloves

Long gloves, which were spotted in different versions, ensure warm and at the same time ‘cool’ hands – and arms. Louis Gabriel Nouchi and Louis Vuitton opted for a second skin made of lacquer and leather. Outerwear brand Rains offers an oversized mitten with integrated pockets for a sporty, urban alternative.

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FW23 gloves by Louis Gabriel Nouchi, Rains and Louis Vuitton (left to right). Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight

Picnic with Prada and Fendi

Prada and Fendi dream of a picnic in the park, where the yellow and red colored leaves slowly fall onto the lawn on a sunny autumn day. Fendi offers a bag for this, under which a blanket can be strapped. Appropriate catering is also provided. So the Italian fashion house sent several bags in the form of baguettes to the catwalk. Prada provided inner warmth with an oversized hip flask. Bottom up!

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FW23 accessories Fendi (left and center) and Prada (right). Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight

Beastly wild shoes

When it comes to shoes, men are opting for beastly, wild styles this season. However, this does not mean the typical snake or crocodile leather look.

In Walter Van Beirendonck, however, the snake still plays a role. The front of a chunky shoe has been decorated with a snake-like creature with intimidating eyes and lots of fangs. The counterpart to this predator was seen at JW Anderson. The London fashion house partnered with British shoe retailer Wellipets to bring frog-design Wellingtons – a popular children’s model of the ’80s – to adults. Charles Jeffrey Loverboy took to the runway in chunky-soled loafers with claws extended.

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FW23 boots by Walter Van Beirendonck, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and JW Anderson (left to right). Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight

Spotlight: Bags at Louis Vuitton

Finally, there is a spotlight on the Louis Vuitton bags. Among other things, the French fashion house showed a metallic bag reminiscent of a large flashlight. Also, it gave a new meaning to the word “wallet” in which a bag in the form of several letters and documents was tied together with straps. But there was also a mixture of a classic Louis Vuitton suitcase – with an all-over print in beige and brown – and an old camera.

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Louis Vuitton FW23 bags. Photos: Launchmetrics Spotlight