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September 2, 2016

By Jody Hume

WHAT MEN REALLY THINK OF THE FALL 2016 RUNWAYS

What Men Think Of The 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.

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Balenciaga

What Men Really Think Of The Runway Balenciaga

Our take:
Demna Gvasalia is revolutionizing the historic house of Balenciaga with innovative, street style-inspired garments.
Their take:
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.

Loewe

What Men Really Think Of The Runway Loewe

Our take:
We love Jonathan Anderson’s mix of minimal sillhouettes, luxe neutrals and talismanic accessories.
Their take:
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.

Prada

What Men Really Think Of The Runway Prada

Our take:
Miuccia does it again with cerebral, ugly/cool designs and envelope-pushing details.
Their take:
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.

Louis Vuitton

What Men Really Think Of The Runway Louis Vuitton

Our take:
Nicolas Ghesquière’s collection managed to bring sexy back for fall and stay true to his futuristic design tendencies.
Their take:
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?

Chloé

What Men Really Think Of The Runway Chloé

Our take:
Clare Waight Keller is taking the dad hat trend to the next logical, and comfortable, level at Chloé with the dad sweatshirt.
Their take:
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.

Gucci

What Men Really Think Of The Runway Gucci

Our take:
Only Alessandro Michele’s collection for Gucci could make us want ‘70s all pink everything.
Their take:
Marc: Princess Bubble Gum.
Slaton: An accident at a bubble gum factory.
Josh: Is this a collaboration with Bazooka Joe?
Tim: I think IT did something weird to my monitor’s color settings.