Every time I come across the new Saint Laurent (hold the Yves) ad campaign, these mysterious creatures in my belleh put on their party hats and start dancing like the old man from the six flags commercials. And when I say party hats, I mean the widest brimmed fedoras you’ve ever seen.
Ya see whaddamean?
Scrolling through Tommy Ton’s street style photos from men’s fashion week, I found those same mysterious creatures in my belleh partying like rock stars, only this time it was a co-ed party and the brims of their party hats were slightly slimmer.
There is something so yummy about an accessory that can be shared between genders. Both looking spiffy as ever in fedoras of all sizes, it’s a beautiful thing.
What’s interesting about my train of thought (Saint Laurent ads -> wide brimmed fedoras -> street style trend -> androgynous trend) is that I just looked through Hedi Slimane’s menswear collection for Saint Laurent and thought to myself, I kinda wanna buy the entire collection. For myself. Not for my cool older brother. (I have three older brothers, can’t wait for them to duke it out over which one I was referring to. Hee hee. Hoo hoo.) Which is quite intriguing since it was designed with men in mind.
The point is, the lines are blurring people! Women are dressing like men. From ties to boyfriend jeans to tuxedos to oxfords and brogues. And now, if you’ve been able to catch a glimpse of the fall collections, men are dressing like women. From skirts to dresses to ruffles to cropped blazers and capes. I wonder if one day in the near future there will no longer be two separate collections per season, one for men and one for women, and instead designers will opt for a unisex collection. Sounds kinda strange but Hedi Slimane wasn’t that far off this season…it could happen.
I’ve been exploring the male/female dichotomy (or lack thereof) in fashion a lot recently, haven’t I? I find it fascinating! Do you? Do ya? Do ya?