Whilst there may be a lot of cooing over the intricate, outlandish and beautiful during the ladies wear shows, there is something altogether more tragi-comic about the parading pouts and cheekbones of the menswear models, forced to done over-the-top creations unsuitable for leaving the house in, their handsome faces shoehorned into all manner of creations. London Collections: Men saw a host of S&M inspired gags and JW Anderson stuck men in cropped trousers and women’s shoes, the dominate theme at Milan was one of inexplicable headgear.
We start off with Vivienne Westwood’s garish hooded gold tracksuit ensemble, which manages to be both utilitarian and a bit ridiculous, though not as absurdist as Fendi’s fur covered baseball cap, sitting incongruously out of place on the rest of the well tailored look. I’d hazard that not many into a nicely suit and coat also wear funny hats.
Frankie Morello was clearly inspired to mix together hip-hop and Zorro for a culture clash of slogan daubed ponchos that will probably never crossover to the high street.
The always understated Versace have gone for the sublimely put together ridiculousness of embroidered jeans and a hooded fur bomber, teamed up with a white roll neck, it looks suspiciously like something Diddy would wear if left to his own devices in the cupboard of a rich teenage girl. Continuing their PETA angering them, they stuck a motorcycle helmet on a shirtless man wearing a fur blazer. Though maybe that is what the general public of Lombardy wears when zipping around town on their Lambrettas.
Roberto Cavalli though have kept it simple by adoring the poutiest face we’ve ever seen with a headband, even though he doesn’t even have any hair to keep out of his eyes.