For decades now – or arguably centuries – womens fashion shows have continually pushed creative boundaries, putting together shows and outfits that could give Lady Gaga a run for her (supposed lack-of) money. Designers like McQueen have been hailed for their “weirdness” and embraced by fashionistas the world over, even if the garments were not quite wearable off the runway. This morning, however, I came across a review by the Huffington Post of the strangest ensembles that were presented in Milan at the latest Mens Fashion Week. First of all, I agree that these looks are bizarre. Gold lips and man-corsets (cue Howard Moon)? I’m not a fan. But I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m “hoping no male we know will try them at home“. Why is there a double standard for men in fashion? The Carrie Bradshaws of the world are praised for their bold style choices, even if they’re sporting a fake flower larger than a basketball or a full-lenth see-through doily dress. If a bloke wants to wear a long pink sweater and matching bike shorts, or wrap a crocodile harness bag around his chest, I say go for it. Women don’t favour fashion for men’s sake, so why should men let their dress be dictated by what the women at Huffington Post think? So for all you guys out there wearing gold lipstick, more power to you!
Luckily though, there are some alternative style choices to strange burkas and kermit the frog green. Here are some of the more successful looks from Mens Fashion Week:
1. Burberry2. Prada
3. John Varvatos
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