September 2, 2016
By Jody Hume
WHAT MEN REALLY THINK OF THE FALL 2016 RUNWAYS
The runways can be divisive. While some looks sent down the catwalk are straightforward, wearable and easy to understand at a glance, others are experimental, the product of layered ideas and references, more fantasy than practicality. The very point of these is to defy expectation and push the envelope, moves which are often met with skepticism. And though plenty of men follow fashion and are just as excited and knowledgeable about current trends and the latest rounds of designer shakeups, for some, the world of the runway and its more avant garde shows are a source of confusion: why would women wear this? Of course, we have our reasons, but we thought it would be enlightening and fun to ask men we know what they really think of some of the most popular and controversial looks we saw for fall 2016. Read on for their opinions on everything from Gucci’s head-to-toe pink to Chloé’s latest athleisure look.
Demna Gvasalia is revolutionizing the historic house of Balenciaga with innovative, street style-inspired garments.
Marc: Tablecloth extravaganza.
Slaton: The tights pull it all together.
Josh: If Blossom and Santa Claus had a daughter this is what I’d imagine she’d look like.
Tim: This is nice, but it needs more patterns.
We love Jonathan Anderson’s mix of minimal sillhouettes, luxe neutrals and talismanic accessories.
Marc: Sanitarium patient.
Slaton: Cat got your fashion sense?
Josh: Frankly, I don’t know how many young girls will be able to afford this Hello Kitty outfit.
Tim: Very obscure cosplay.
Miuccia does it again with cerebral, ugly/cool designs and envelope-pushing details.
Marc: Who knew homeland security did runway shows?
Slaton: The wait for Swiss Army couture is over.
Josh: I wouldn’t mind a corset to hide my dad bod. Do they make this top in a men’s large?
Tim: Office to evening if your job is mountain climber.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection managed to bring sexy back for fall and stay true to his futuristic design tendencies.
Marc: Female papal guard.
Slaton: Someone got a little too excited reading their Marvel comics.
Josh: Finally, an outfit that allows you to go from coffee with the ladies to battlefield.
Tim: Catching a flight to MatadorCon 2016?
Clare Waight Keller is taking the dad hat trend to the next logical, and comfortable, level at Chloé with the dad sweatshirt.
Marc: She just gave up.
Slaton: Prozac meets the runway.
Josh: The top looks too big and just like the one my Dad wore to go pick up bagels last Sunday morning.
Tim: Seems like a bridesmaid at an unexpectedly cold wedding.