SPRING 2022

The Men’s Fashion Week Looks That Got Twitter Talking

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A model wearing a Fendi men’s spring 2022 mini cropped blazer
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Typically, it’s the London designers who get the weirdest at the main fashion week circuits. But this season, those elsewhere in Europe gave them a run for their money. Even a house as mainstream as Burberry shook things up by plopping Joan Smalls atop another model’s shoulders. (Not to mention adorning much of the cast with as many as a dozen temporary piercings.) Meanwhile, between extreme logomania and other enigmatic accents, Virgil Abloh outdid himself at Louis Vuitton. Catch up on all the head-turning looks you may have missed, here.

Louis Vuitton’s Hulk Hands
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Been thinking of doing a social media detox? Louis Vuitton’s giant gloves are guaranteed to keep you off your phone.

Burberry’s Double Trouble
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Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci took a page out of Rick Owens’s book and hoisted models like Joan Smalls onto the shoulders of hunkier, shirtless members of the show’s cast.

Y/Project’s Double Collars
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Creative director Glenn Martens is also of the opinion that two is better than one.

Fendi’s Next-Level Crop Tops
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A micro blazer perfect for pairing with this summer’s go-to for lads like Harry Styles: teeny tiny shorts. (They were everywhere at Prada.)

Louis Vuitton’s Kanye-ism
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Face masks may finally be starting to go out of style, but much like Kanye West, artistic director Virgil Abloh is covering up more than ever.

Y/Project’s Lobster Claws
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Martens also joined Maison Martin Margiela in teaming up with an athletic brand (in his case Fila), though we wouldn’t recommend wearing his split-toe shoes out on the field.

Prada’s Skorts
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Men in skirts and dresses are no longer really novel, but men in skorts? Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada featured just that—with hemlines just as short as the aforementioned trending tiny shorts—in their second joint menswear outing.

JW Anderson’s Take on Day-to-Night
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Remember way, way back to the “pillow challenge” in the pandemic’s early stages? Tracee Ellis Ross, Anne Hathaway, and Halle Berry were among those who attempted to elevate ordinary cushions to—well, not quite the level of Viktor & Rolf’s 2005 masterpiece, but surprisingly high-fashion heights. JW Anderson’s fell somewhere in between, and just might be the most wearable take yet.

Lazoschmidl’s Tightest of Skin-Tight
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The duo behind the conceptual, nonbinary label Lazoschmidl used yellow vinyl to present a more extreme version of skinny jeans. (And one guaranteed to make you sweat.)