“Lardini’s Mediterranean blue suit. Wear this to the office or a summer wedding, and you are sure to be the best dressed one there! We paired it with a Fray purple and blue check shirt, a Stefano Ricci paisley tie, and John Lobb double-monk strap shoes. Ties are a great way to hit the ‘refresh’ button and give your suit a new look for the season.”
Is it a provocation or the next big thing? Women’s dressing went mainstream for men like never before during Milan Fashion Week
MILAN — Is it a provocation or the next big thing?
Women’s dressing went mainstream for men like never before during Milan Fashion Week, which ended its four-day run on Tuesday.
Gucci was the most extreme with lace shorts, satiny bow tops and floral suits — all for men. None of the looks could rightly be called unisex — or at least as the term has been used until now, reserved for looks that possess a gender neutrality. These outfits had a decidedly feminine point of view, emphasized even more by the female models who wore versions of the same.
And even on the menswear runways less committed to the strategy, there were touches of femininity, with softer fabrics, colours and cuts.
At the same time there was an emphasis on utilitarian looks, including anoraks, safari coats, trousers and shorts fitted with big pockets and flip flops.