I gotta be honest, the Menswear Street Style during PFW doesn’t really give me the same thrill as Womenswear.
One must think it’s the same, but it’s not.
From the atmosphere in the air, which seems to be less hectic and exciting, to the lack of female models (don’t get me wrong, I value the boys too, but nothing beats a cute model leaving a show with an amazing hair-do and killer make-up + the boys tend to be less interactive as well), the relatively smaller attendees (meaning many of my “muses” won’t be there), to the outfits (I love men, but they tend to be less experimental which is something I really look forward to).
But I don’t want to be a downer, and I want it to grow on me, so this season I ventured in the cold to shoot some street style during Men’s Fashion Week.
Overall I kind of confirmed that womenswear is my thing, but then I also like to try things I don’t necessarily love or that challenge me a bit… leaving my comfort zone, you know?
I struggled a bit finding enough inspiration, and the freezing temperatures didn’t help, and although these photos do not reach my usual standards, I think that considering the conditions, they turned out better than I would have expected.
One thing that I noticed (IMO of course) is that men in fashion don’t go for middle ground but rather choose a side; either super classic & dapper or avant-garde and daring. So it’s common to see in the same event, guys wearing oxfords, tailored-suits and bow-ties, as well as guys dressed in only B&W, layering deconstructed pieces with odd volumes.
So that’s one thing that interested me… although it’s not my personal style, I do love when guys dare to wear clothes from Rick Owens, Maison Margiela and Comme des Garçons and make it look freaking cool.
Well now I stop, I hope you like the photos (there’s A LOT), which I shot at the shows: Issey Miyake, Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester and Dior Homme.
All photos by me. All rights reserved. © Ylenia Cuéllar.