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Rainbow warriors

Life&style Menswear is set for a colour fest this summer as designers declare war on the dull by mixing and matching styles.

Menswear is set for a colour fest this summer as designers declare war on the dull by mixing and matching styles. Tracy Nesdoly reports. All photos: Catwalking.com We can be forgiven for thinking that menswear, in fashion terms, moves at the pace of tectonic plates - for whatever designers send down the runway, the guy in the next cubicle will still be wearing his khakis and the boss will still be in his dark blue suit. While the changes in menswear are far more subtle than those of womenswear, there is a new age dawning. There is colour, shape, print, and clothing for nothing more than enjoyment, as there is no other reason for designers to include leather shorts or shiny cargo pants in their collections. This is a season that allows sartorial change and expression of individual taste, style and lifestyle.

Summertime always leads to a loosening of the strictures of form in fashion. It's the time of holidays and days off - and so a great point to test-drive a new look should your wardrobe or your psyche require a slight readjustment. If you want some pointers in the right direction, these are the trends to look out for.