So, where are we supposed to draw the line when it comes to fashion?
The ‘androgynous’ look really has taken off in the last year (yeah, we dig it) and a well-groomed guy with a pressed shirt is something to admire these days.
But if we’re constantly ‘pushing the boundary’, what is the boundary? It’s ok for girls to steal our button ups and jeans, so is it ok for us to steal their heels and handbags? Who says we can’t? (Not that we want to…)
We were browsing through catwalk images from previous ‘fashion weeks’, we stumbled upon something, and well, we’re not entirely sure what to think.
Dudes in Dresses?
We’re a little stunned, we’re even a little afraid that our fashion beliefs have gone off on some terrible tangent. Is this ok?
It’s ok.. If you’re stranded on a desert island…
This one we don’t even know what emotion to use…
In case you were considering ‘pushing the boundaries’ – just remember that it is possible to go too far. If your sweater is more emotive than you’re face, you’re probably not going to have a good time. Please stay indoors.
We already mentioned that menswear lacks a presence at fashion week, however, for what it lacks in representation it makes up for in innovation and style. Several trends have emerged in terms of key items for Spring/Summer 2012-13. Tailored jackets, drop-crotch trousers and denim, all with a sporty undertone,
have cemented themselves as a staple for every guy’s wardrobe.
Designers such as Ksubi, after almost an hour-long delay, unleashed a barrage of denim on the audience. They sent models down the runway in layered denim, demonstrating how this key wardrobe item can be worn in a range of ways. Others, such as Song for the Mute put on a more understated show. Using ‘The Box’, they paraded their models as installations atop light-up cubes. They paired back simple shirts with sporty yet tailored blazers and drop-crotch trousers, all in a neutral colour palette. The collective menswear show saw emerging designers such as Zsadar, Mils and From Britten reinstate these trends. Mils sent tailored ensembles down the runway, like the bright red blazer and short combination pictured below, whilst From Britten opted for more of a tailored sports look,
throwing cropped sweaters over t-shirts and fitted pants.
Overall, MBFWA this year has registered to us that spring/summer will see a clear menswear aesthetic emerge. Neutral tones will be used to calm down some of the bright colours, while in terms of shapes, we will see tailored pieces that have a sporty and relaxed vibe. Denim will also, yet again, be the all-important staple
(in almost every form- shirt, pants and jackets) and will be a must for your wardrobe.