Historically, the excitement of fashion week has been contained to the four “main” womenswear lineups in New York, London, Milan and Paris. But there’s been a shift in recent years, as designers have worked to think beyond any preconceptions about menswear and open up their imagination to allow for innovation — and fashion worth writing home about.
Menswear itself has evolved, less tethered to traditional gendered ideas of dress and more welcoming of innovation, in terms of silhouettes, materials and trends. Creatives deemed “up-and-comers” have risen up and proven their staying power, becoming the new establishment. And the men’s fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris have become headline-makers, garnering the same fanfare as their womenswear counterparts.