This might sound typical to a college girl, but apparently for designers like Kenzo and Rick Owens, this should be within the realm of possibility for men as well.
During Paris Menswear Fashion Week, which occurred about two weeks ago, designers like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Acne and Dior Homme presented their ideas of what men should wear in fall 2011. (Overachievers much? I can only think up to a week in advance; how do they do a full year?) While the interests of the general masses may not be piqued by the event, the top dogs of the fashion industry fly in from around the world to see what’s in store — and what could possibly be sold in stores — for the season. Think of it as kind of like a yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, except with the Tom Fords and Derek Blasbergs of the world, plus guys in tights.
Paris as a whole is known for “pushing the envelope,” and for several seasons, designers showing there have been trying to push the idea of a “man skirt.” Maybe I’m just too prudish, but I’m not sure I could visualize a construction worker or a bodybuilder rocking one of Kenzo’s male-friendly skirts, no matter what the print or color. Even with the rumored pluses of better range of motion and natural ventilation, something strikes me as wrong about going in for a layup and having to worry about your skirt floating up too far. I foresee the trend catching on, just about the same time that us guys accept the possibility of intentionally looking like Andrej Pejic, who happened to be our gender’s representative in the Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2011 campaign … Yeah, at about that time.