"I ♥ Classics." For Christopher Bailey, hearting the classics meant overcoating the tartaned BURBERRY PRORSUM boy in obvious army surplus, Mrs. Robinson cougar prints, and Deneuvian Belle de Jour trenches; ponyhair, sharkskin, latex. Anally well-groomed, emblazoned in hearts, and seeing through animal print tinted glasses, this man is classic industry fare.
Chests were crossed and breasts double and single in equal measure but the "epic masculinity" JIL SANDER proposed was single minded: sleeveless suiting, Cossack minimalism, white brunettes with pink lips and black boots.
"I created a bridge crossing an ocean,” said JOHN VARVATOS. A bridge made of arm warmers, foulards, flared pants, braided wallet chains, mucho velvet, and taught waistcoats, apparently designed to cross "the English dandy" over to “the modern age."
Paint me a cloud motif and filter it blue like we call the sky, apocalyptic red, and storm grey. "Carol [Lim] and I fly so much, and we always look out the window,” explained KENZO ’s second half, Humberto Leon. The design duo looked to the sky and found moon boots, tiger logo Magic Eye stereograms, and rave plush.
PRADA vibrated with a youth from the days when they say the teenager was invented. With lopsided collars designed to stick out, color washed leather coats, thick tread soles, and pants for the flood, we agree with Miuccia: "You want to wear everything and that is really what fashion is."
"Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain." How to be a man according to VERSACE: mix two parts Norman Mailer roughhousing to one part urban safari pillage. Draw on some Vargas-rivalling nude hunks, paint a little Kenzo Takahashi print, scribble like a middle schooler, and—for the grand finale—Marc Jacobs at the MET inspired lingerie for men.
Guys, what did you do this weekend? Because all of this happened.