Spring/Summer time 2023: Menswear version has formally concluded. And boy, how the time flies.
It looks as if simply yesterday, we witnessed Rick Owens’ extremely uncovered tank high and Versace’s vase equipment stroll the runway.
A few of the finest vogue moments, as deemed by Highsnobiety editors, from the SS23 males’s vogue month concerned every part from outsized footwear motion to bum-bearing viral ‘suits.
There’s undeniably a case brewing for the au naturel. However, SS23 additionally confirmed one other development is ready to set sail on the excessive seas.
From anchor-toting headwear to Breton stripes, brace yourselves for maritime realness.
I first took discover of the forthcoming sailorcore craze throughout Kenzo’s SS23 assortment, the place branded Dixie cups hats and patchwork striped naval uniforms embodied a youthful sense of nautical cool.
Thom Browne’s SS23 presentation delivered an in-your-face tackle the development (actually), the place thong-mini skirts — be careful, Miu Miu — and, erm, anchoring sideways headbands exuded seafaring influences.
Whereas the ocanic vibes weren’t as outright as Kenzo and Thom Browne’s collections, JW Anderson additionally sampled the development’s waters with its personal dock-worthy kinds.
Anderson’s sweaters — whether or not wrapped round handlebars or stamped with an precise glove — obtain the marinière therapy, boasting breton stripes that embody the development by the whimsical lens of British clothier.
After all, it does not get any extra aquatic, or Anderson for that matter, than some boat sneakers touting a graphic that includes a boy biting an apple sporting the identical pelagic stripes.
It is also price mentioning how these manufacturers approached the development with Parisian aptitude. In any case, the entire nautical stripes aesthetic is a Paris factor, to start with.
The French Navy, particularly, included the design of their uniform since time imemorial. Whereas seamen appreciated the heat of their striped knits, the sample additionally served as an progressive means of calling consideration to an emergency, like recognizing a sailor overboard.
In a metropolis of fashion savants, maritime stylish naturally grew to become a vogue assertion even for these not enlisted in France’s marine defenses, because of seafaring designers like Jean Paul Gaultier.
Now, the nautical development is predicted to have an excellent larger second subsequent 12 months, the place unshaved tushes and striped bike sweaters might be plentiful, leaving IRL sailors scratching their heads at vogue’s peculiar methods.