The recently concluded Men’s Milan Fashion Week 2022 saw cutting-edge-loose silhouettes, trends that steer nostalgia and well- tailored garments, all characteristics that usually fuel the fashion spectacle
The recently concluded Men’s Milan Fashion Week 2022 saw cutting-edge-loose silhouettes, trends that steer nostalgia and well- tailored garments, all characteristics that usually fuel the fashion spectacle. During the weeklong event, on day two, Italian fashion house, Fendi showcased models donning cropped tops and blazers for men which raised many eyebrows. Designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, the menswear look had tops and blazers cover till below the chest, teamed with relaxed, loose-fitting pants. While crop tops for women have been raiding on the style radar since the 60’s and were a rage in the 90s, will men’s crop tops set the same trend?
Back home, fashion enthusiasts say that crop tops for men are not just a fad but will make its place in mainstream fashion. “Crop tops are essentially a Pride outfit used by black gay men in the 80s, which have slowly come into mainstream. Men all over the world have slowly started experimenting with gender neutral clothing including India. India is very conservative in fashion and thinking therefore it will take a while but it shall be mainstream soon,” says designer Anand Bhushan.
Many also feel it is a great twist and helps redefine gender-neutral clothing – the direction fashion has been taking for a while now. “The Fendi show this year interpreted the new masculinity and was more fluid and relaxed. The half suit which comprised of crop tops is something which was absolutely a new twist and I think in times of gender neutral and inclusive fashion, it can be worn by men globally and does not necessarily call for 6 packs and can be a versatile piece of clothing but one has to be confident and suave to carry the look or else it can backfire,” says designer Shruti Sancheti.