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Men What To Wear To Art Basel: 10 Stand-Out Menswear Pieces

What To Wear To Art Basel: 10 Stand-Out Menswear Pieces

What To Wear To Art Basel: 10 Stand-Out Menswear Pieces
By Benjamin Fitzgerald
March 20, 2018
Appeasing the harshest style critic (yourself) can be tough, especially when dressing for an uber-creative event like Art Basel. Well, colour's a certainty. Prints and patterns? Your prerogative. Here are 10 stand-out fashion pieces to wear to Art Basel Hong Kong in 2018.
Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion
Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Prada comic print jacket 

A work of art in its own right, this graphic Harrington jacket from Prada is as eye-catching as it is stylish. Italian-made and in a relaxed cotton fit, the lightweight comic book print—in striking noir et blanc—is designed to be played with; roll up the sleeves, pop that collar or wear it open to show off that silky satin lining.

Available at matchesfashion.com

Photo: Courtesy of Browns Fashion
Photo: Courtesy of Browns Fashion

Raf Simons backpack

Back up your look this Art Basel with this season’s need-to-have accessory, the rucksack. This black Raf Simons Eastpak bag—with gold-tone panel blue scribble—is perfect for all-day gallery hopping. Features include a grab-it-on-the-go top handle, a two-way zip and external pockets.

Available at brownsfashion.com

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford
Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Haculla joggers

Don’t leave grunge styles to the Brooklyn-ites or East Londoners this Art Basel. Haculla’s paint-splatter jogging pant—in all-over black with white graffiti chalking and flecks of red and turquoise—pairs perfectly with your favourite monochrome high-tops. Team with a colour-block tee, sweater or satin bomber to bolster the renegade-sports look.

Available at lanecrawford.com.hk

Photo: Courtesy of Ssense
Photo: Courtesy of Ssense

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC shirt

Want to look smart this Art Basel? Calvin Klein’s worker shirt comes cut in a classic silhouette with updated utility features: double flap front pockets, barrel cuffs and a pointed spread. The duo-tone deep navy and sky-blue trim make this a more modern button-down.

Available at ssense.com

Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion
Photo: Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Off-White t-shirt

Not up to speed with your art history? Off-White’s Mona Lisa-print t-shirt will have art-types thinking you’re on track with your da Vinci anyhow.  In true Virgil Abloh form, the black t-shirt is crafted from a luxe cotton-jersey with a crew neck, short sleeves and that unmistakeable Off-White graphic. Pair with shorts and bold sneakers.

Available at matchesfashion.com

Photo: Courtesy of Ssense
Photo: Courtesy of Ssense

Golden Goose Deluxe sneakers

Kick minimalism to the curb with a pair of statement sneakers. Known for distressed sneakers, Golden Goose Deluxe has introduced a series of high-octane coloured kicks, dipped in a translucent rubber that coats the shoe while exposing the sleek accents underneath. Turn heads with this bright blue pair.

Available at ssense.com

Photo: Courtesy of End Clothing
Photo: Courtesy of End Clothing

Needles track pants

Retro forerunner Needles has reworked its vintage track pant in 2018’s colour of the year, ultra violet. Beyond the lush palette with signature butterfly motif and speedy striped taping, these bottoms offer an easy-wear elasticated waistband and ankle tapering for a modern, trouser-esque fit.

Available at endclothing.com

Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch
Photo: Courtesy of Farfetch

Ami sweater

Colour-block up top with a statement sweater from France’s Ami. Designed by Alexandere Mattiusi, a Parisian artist in his own right, this soft jersey sweatshirt offers hours of comfort in a royal blue hue with the word ‘Amicalement’ (or ‘Friendly’ en Anglais) emblazoned across the front in neon. Pair with vintage wash denim and retro sneakers.

Available at farfetch.com

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton "Yellowstone" sneakers

Inject subdued logos into your Art Basel look with these monogram high tops from Louis Vuitton. The French maison’s LV moniker will almost go amiss, printed on the trim of these sneaker boot in cotton canvas and suede calf leather and finished off with contrasting red laces.

Available at louisvuitton.com

Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Porter
Photo: Courtesy of Mr. Porter

Craig Green shirt jacket

Craig Green’s trompe l’oeil shirt jacket is crafted from textured cotton with diamond shapes in mid-century orange and blue hues, which pop out to the viewer. In a boxed, neat fit, the trickery comes via interwoven clear threads creating that cool guy quilted effect. Wear as an over-shirt or zipped as a jacket.

Available at mrporter.com

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