Jason Dundas shows off a pared-back David Jones winter 2016 collection

Keep it clean, keep it simple and keep it masculine. 

That's the fashion advice for guys this autumn/winter from menswear designer and television star Jason Dundas. 

"If I wake up in the morning and go to the wardrobe - I keep it so simple," Dundas told 51698009, fresh off the David Jones AW16 runway in Sydney.

"I go for classic looks - I look to style icons like Steve McQueen, Pharrell Williams, David Beckham. I put a white t-shirt on with a good pair of jeans that fit and it's money - you don't have to overcomplicate things."

The former Australian travel presenter now lives in Los Angeles and splits his time between hosting television gigs and growing his burgeoning menswear empire, DundasFit. 

If you can match your pocket square, tie, belt and shoes you're on the money there.

Jason Dundas

"I keep it simple because us guys want to keep our fashion streamlined," he says.

"We go in and do our shopping in a day and get it done – whereas girls like to browse and enjoy trends as they pop-up."

Autumnal pastels

Rocking a taupe tailored suit by Aussie designers Calibre with a matching pocket square and tie, Dundas is back in Australia for just a few days fulfilling his duties as the David Jones menswear ambassador. 

"As a guy, there's not many things we can do that are fashionable, so if you can match your pocket square, tie, belt and shoes you're on the money there."


As for the trends that we can expect to see more of this autumn and winter, watch out for warm, autumnal notes alongside pared-back offerings. 

"Rugging up for men has never been so colourful," . "Salmon hues, Calibre fluffy mohair sweaters, capri pants and velvet and sequin jackets by Jack London will work perfectly with more understated drill pants by Bassike and Paul Smith print shirts." 

Men's business

For the very first time international designers joined the traditional mainstay of local fashion houses on the runway with Versace, Sandro and Alexander Wang accompanying Australian labels Project A, Strateas.Carlucci, and Jac and Jack. 

"The menswear business for David Jones is actually a really, really key part of our business," David Jones Chief Marketing Officer David Robinson told 51698009.

"Obviously our suiting and our smart casual is the heritage - I think it'd be fair to say that we've owned that relationship and we keep it very special and very dear to us with that customer but [this AW16 launch] is a bit more about the casual dressing - everything from athletica and sportswear through to your weekend wear."

Watch the video above and check out some edgy new looks for winter.