I have spoken about how I find men in skirts pretty sexy quite a few times, so its not surprising that I challenge myself to find the right skirt for the men I come across.
I have always thought it might be the word itself that has such a negative connotation for some guys if instead of skirt one used tunic, kilt sarong or even a kikoy it doesn’t have the same effect . Of course those already in the fashion know, will have already spotted the trend on more daring trend-setters, but it seems that now is the time that manskirts go mainstream at least that’s what everyone is saying ..
And there are no shortage of innovative designers providing options for men looking to get their legs out this Summer as well as this coming Autumn/Winter 2019, season, from Eckhaus Latta and Ezra Miller, to Maison Margiela.
In London Craig Green presented an AW2019 collection replete with his signature skirt-like trousers and maxi-skirts in plaid, worn with matching knitted smocks. Gender fluidity was a seasonal focus at Art School, who sent models wearing skirts down the runway at fashion week in January.
Kilts and pleats are popular when it comes to the man skirt – kicked off by Kanye’s famous leather kilt moment which tough guys can certainly don the look ! Charles Jeffrey delivers knee-skimming kilts in vibrant colours for Loverboy and Iceberg’s creative director, James Long, went for more traditional red plaid. Other brands dropping fashion-forward manskirts into their collections include Sandy Liang, Chalayan, Lucio Vanotti and Alyx.
And then of course, there are always those designers who are way ahead of the curve, Marc Jacobs actually looks best in a skirt and Rick Owens wears them all the time and both Owens and Raf Simons have been experimenting with man skirts for a decade now.