If you're under the impression that womenswear is the only arena where designers manifest kookie fashion fantasies and idiosyncratic delights, you're much mistaken. Men's fashion weeks from London to Milan boasted a similar array of eccentric attire, from military-inspired looks meant to appear peace mongering, to cartoonish accessories that appear to have been snatched out of a video game. Read on for the 13 quirkiest looks from men's fashion week 2014.
Sankaunz Spring 2015
I’m more than slightly disturbed by the oversized, Super Smash Bros-esque mitts on this model.
Astrid Andersen Spring 2015
Once again, I’m at a loss with Astrid Andersen’s designs. Where, oh where is one expected to wear this chest-bearing top?
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2015
This type of bob/bowler hybrid looks dangerously vision-obscuring and somewhat comical, thanks to its purple suede constitution. If you’re keeping score, this hat is a perfect example of what not to purchase for your best guy’s birthday.
Craig Green Spring 2015
If I’m not allowed to wear my robe in public (which I find a completely logical rule), I feel the same decree should apply to men as well. Therefore, this quilted Craig Green set belongs indoors or in the garbage.
Astrid Andersen Spring 2015
This male model appears about as comfortable wearing this ensemble as the audience felt looking at it. However, I suppose the men’s kimono idea was bound to hit the fashion industry at some point; I suppose Andersen deserves a round of applause for creativity.
Sibling Spring 2015
Sibling may have found the perfect solution for low-esteem days: wearing an oversized pom-pom for a hat.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2015
Though I’m not sure how many men I can picture wearing this patent-embellished coat on the street, it’s the slicked-forward, emo-looking hairdo which is most concerning about this look. Call me simple-minded, but I thought flattened, front-bang look ended several years ago when Justin Beiber cut off his once-signature locks.
KTZ Spring 2015
Sometimes, fashion moves more swiftly than the taste of the average man or woman. This is one of those occasions.
Katie Eary Spring 2015
Just because ’70s styles are on-trend for Spring 2015 doesn’t mean that a look like this one should be taken seriously.
Maharishi Spring 2015
Moschino Spring 2015
Considering that Moschino showed Barbie-inspired looks on their women’s Spring 2015 runway, it is fitting that the label’s menswear collection would be equally eccentric. But this degree of patriotism in one ensemble was more than I bargained for.
James Long Spring 2015
Perhaps I’m simply not accustomed to seeing so much color in menswear — or a pairing of basketball shorts and a knit crew neck sweater — but this looks is ever-so-slightly overwhelming.