So I haven’t been posting much over the last couple of weeks because I’ve had visitors and have been busy showing them around NYC. So my deepest apologizes for the late post.
As we all know, men don’t usually wear skirts. Well, it’s not that they can’t, it’s just not exactly socially acceptable unless of course you’re wearing a kilt then that could be a totally different story.
But there have been men brave enough to wear a skirt. Couple of famous people who have done so would be Marc Jacobs and Kanye West.
Source: An Ode to Men Who Wear Skirts
Men in Skirts
I don’t think I’ve ever seen my sister wearing a skirt. I have however, seen her wear it to a dress up party. It’s a little too feminine for her tastes.
As I was procrastinating, I found myself going through Chanel’s Haute Couture collections. I think I read somewhere that Style.com named this collection as one of it’s best collections of the season. (hope I’m right, maybe someone can correct me on this?)
Karl Lagerfeld took inspiration from Indian inspired outfits.I really love this collection because I really like Saris. I know it sounds lame but I really do find Saris so beautiful maybe because I love the opulence, colour, embroidery, etc found on these Saris.
Source: Vogue UK – Chanel Paris/Bombay
Chanel Paris/Bombay Haute Couture 2011/2012
These two outfits are probably one of my favourites. I thought by pairing the skirt in the first picture with the shirt in the second to I could perhaps create a look that was both musculine and feminine. Something my sister and her “boyish” lesbian friends could wear? So I kind of drew a skirt similar to that of Chanel’s runway look with a men’s shirt. However, I’m not sure if the skirt is too feminine. What do you think?
Chanel inspired skirt and shirt outfit
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Andromeda Skirt – $434.00, Ivory Studded Shirt – $75, Belt J.Crew – $39.50, Tranney Lace Bootie – $149.95
With further procrastination, I came across the Burberry Prorsum Menswear S/S 2001 (fast forward the video to 1:19) a men’s version of a skirt. So it got me thinking if I lengthen the skirt or made it looser would this make more masculine and something my sister could wear?
Longer skirt with men’s shirt
What are your thoughts?