Borrowing from the boys is not exactly a revolutionary sartorial concept for most modern-day women. One need look no further than red-carpet shots of Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in Dior Homme suits to understand the undeniable appeal of men’s wear on a female physique. From boyfriend sweaters to little boy blazers, these items can often make an effortless transition into any girl’s wardrobe without veering into cross-dressing territory.
While women have long benefited from dipping into the opposite sex’s clothing pool in crafting a cool outfit, the reverse cannot be said for their male counterparts. And with good reason: frilly dresses and micro miniskirts are not typically thought of as testosterone-friendly. But recently, a confident contingent of guys has been making strides into the girls’ arena, seeking everything from basic T-shirts to trendy pieces, jewelry and accessories — all the while retaining masculinity. And with the support of a growing group of retailers and designers, they are making a case for raiding the women’s department.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)