From Ken to Brad Pitt, the notion of gender is questioned by contemporary fashion.
The year 2022 was marked, from a fashion point of view, by a clear contrasting evolution.
Thus the fluidity of genres in clothing has come out of confidentiality, while sure values, a little traditional, bring up to date a certain comfortable sobriety.
What are we going to do with all of this? We will start today with the skirt or dress version for men.
First of all, under the double effect of the Barbie Core (which we will experience the real invasion when the film is released) and the opening of the media to a less codified aesthetic, taboos are gradually being lifted. The pink color is essential and the man in a skirt is less scary. Things have changed since Jean Paul Gaultier proudly wore the kilt. Thom Browne took the deconstruction of the dividing lines further, until they ended up, if not becoming obsolete, at least seeming irrelevant. The men's skirt is no longer taboo. Dries Van Notten, Egonlab, Kenzo, and Dolce
The man in the robe is on the cover of a magazine (Harry Styles in Vogue, in 2020). And, in 2022, Brad Pitt is very comfortable in a linen skirt suit and biker boots on the red carpet of the Berlin Film Festival... Jared Leto also wore the skirt, and sometimes the pumps!
A sign that the trend is descending from the catwalks and red carpets: ASOS is offering a "dressy skirt" for men (the model wears it with the same manly ankle boots as Brad Pitt)... and according to the commercial site, the stock will soon run out.
And if you're flying on Virgin Atlantic, the male pilot or cabin crew can wear the skirt, while women with the same jobs can wear the trouser suit. Touching detail, it is the late Vivienne Westwood who was responsible for designing the new uniforms.