In all honesty, it doesn’t take much to make a male model look good. A loin cloth usually works. But nonetheless, menswear designers (for the most part anyways) have overwhelmingly stuck to the straight and narrowly tailored. You know: suit, tie, solids, yawn. But this season, Milan got a little wacky. In fact, between all the meggings (male leggings), man-dals (with and without socks), and some body jewelry that would have made a “Faith” era George Michael blush, we started to wonder what was going on and, more importantly, if “Blue Steel” was strong enough to withstand it.
The press notes for Giorgio Armani’s spring collection included a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.” Nonconformity, eh? Well, whatever it is we will give you there’ve been moments of brilliance thus far in Milan — Raf Simon‘s safety brights and electric tape trimmed blazers, for one. And also plenty of the brilliantly strange. Because we like to keep it weird, here’s some of the latter.