A longtime Prada styling trick for both equally guys and ladies, the layering strategy has a way of seeking subversively amazing on ladies—see Chloë Sevigny in pink Miu Miu at Sundance previous week—but a little bit stuffy on guys. A current polling of male mates above beers immediately after the Women’s March unveiled that none of them essentially liked carrying the semi-official combo. “Too clingy,” mentioned a single. “Makes my shoulders glimpse much too broad,” complained a further. About textual content, I polled a bigger team of fellas about shirt-sweater layering. Succinctly, 1 good friend replied. “Dad. Terrible.”
So what gives? Miuccia Prada opened her men’s present with the easiest of gray V-neck sweaters over a company blue button-down. When the higher priestess of experimental trend channels Place of work Room, you know a thing is up. This followed Gosha Rubchinskiy’s Caulfield-esque schoolboys in Kaliningrad, some sporting intarsia knits below science-instructor plaids. Valentino’s reformed punks arrived subsequent, yet again in mixtures of FiDi grey and blue. Even Dries Van Noten, whose menswear has veered towards baroque in recent seasons, imagined a environment in which a man’s every day outfit would be medium-wash jeans, a white button-up, and check sweater.
Could it be that it’s no longer great to be great? Vetements’s Demna Gvasalia would disagree. He paraded of crew of stereotypically clad Emos, Punks, and Goths at his Vetements’s Fall 2017 show these days. But for my section, there is some thing alluring about an outfit you know so nicely it is not even an outfit at all. Let us see if this new simplicity sticks through the womenswear demonstrates in February.