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The Men of Fashion Week vs. The Women of Fashion Week–who wins?
I maintain that if you look hard enough, you will find that it is always fashion week somewhere, but so rare are the occasions that we can revel in the menswear of their proprietary seasons. This makes it slightly sad that the shows are just about to wrap but wholly exciting that the tail end of this season always denotes the beginning of Couture which–and maybe you’ll disagree–I find sufficiently inspiring for no reason other than my mere knowing that no matter how hard I look, how many times I see the clothes and how badly I may want them, I will never, ever be able to obtain or replicate the often regal looks.
This, of course, then opens up a question about the collections that do become obtainable and whether or not they seem less…apppealing based on that merit alone. Is that a testament to the saturation and exposure of the latter collections or am I lone ranging on this one?
Regardless, I am now summoning you to the click, click, clicks of Tommy Ton’s viewings and subsequent capturings for Style.com from Mens Fashion Week. I have to wonder if he must train his eye to capture mens fashion week through a different lens (pun pathetically intended) vis-a-vis the ladies of their fashion weeks, which also quite perfectly parlays into a debate I’m bringing forward care of these images: are the women of June in Milan as well-suited (literally) as the men? Can we only discern the difference because the men outnumber the women and as a result offer a more extensive variety of garments to rank? OR are we just so deeply invested in a cosmo that celebrates the usage of mens clothes on women that we have reached a point where even clothes that are inspired by men but made for women all but pale in comparison to the former?
I’m inclined to say no, maybe, and I don’t know, in that order–but what do you say?