From expertly draped pantsuits at Dior to chunky (but sexy) knits at Sacai
Gender neutral clothing lines have become the norm as opposed to an outlier, and the merging of men’s and women’s looks into a single show demonstrates how the fashion week format is changing, but it was really this year’s past red carpet that made the best argument for the dissolution of binary gendered codes of dressing. In 2018 we saw Timothée Chalamet in an Alexander McQueen suit emblazoned with painterly florals, Ezra Miller in a floor-length hooded puffer dress by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Moncler (complete with oxblood lipstick), Troye Sivan in a see-through mesh top under a fiery red Valentino suit, and Chadwick Boseman in an all-white Versace ensemble dripping with gold embellishments and jewellery.
It’s a mood we expect to see continue right through to the future if the latest menswear shows are anything to go by. Sure, there were pin-striped suits and sweatshirts over shorts, but there was also intriguing draping, prints, asymmetry, intuitive layering and bold colourblocking, none of which can—or should—be classified as “for men” or “for women.” Click through the slideshow below for some of the looks we’re (mentally) adding to our closets this year.