Trends for Fall ’09: Menswear
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Like most trends, it’s stuff we’ve seen before only slightly re-imagined. Fashionistas have been flirting with the menswear-as-womenswear trend ever since Marlene Dietrich donned her first tuxedo. Although some of the looks we’re seeing lately come across as a little too literal too us.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Case in point. These don’t look like womenswear to us at all. They look exactly like they’re wearing men’s clothes, right down to the tailoring.
Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton
At least these looks have a slightly more interpretive quality to them. We only really like the Calvin Klein though and even then, we don’t love it.
MaxMara, Moschino, Rag & Bone
Have we mentioned that the ’80s are back?
Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Yves Saint Laurent
Love that YSL. The rest? We could take or leave.
We have to say, these are our favorites. Yes, they also come across as a little too literal, but they’re so luxurious-looking that we can’t find fault with them. LOVE that first jacket. In fact, we love it so much, we want it, which should tell you something about how literal it is.
We don’t know, it’s something we’re kind of ambivalent about. This was a trend that started when it was considered shocking for women to wear pants at all. Doing it in the modern age strips it of any subversive qualities, which, it seems to us, was the whole point in the first place. Now it just seems so done.
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