The Israeli Designer’s A/W 2023 show was a study of menswear’s nascent possibilities. And its limitations.
Clothes have limits imposed on them by society, physiology, and meteorology. It’s every designer’s job to work within these limits and to nudge at (and sometimes burst through) the fences.
Sure, the revolution can be fun. But are we witnessing something more right now – a paradigm shift that creates lasting change?
It’s almost impossible to divine the permanence of changes at Paris Fashion Week 2023. But let’s try…
Changes in menswear are political as much as stylistic. And politics, like style, moves in circles.
Here are some of the menswear trends we’re witnessing –
stark asymmetry (shirts that are longer on one side than the other).
alpha dresses as stratified by Thom Browne.
oversized outerwear – a practical answer to the question, “What do you give the man who has everything?”
very voluminous in places where cut and fold usually bite.