A brand new yr has dawned and everyone seems to be manifesting massive issues. Huge wealth, massive fashion, massive success. And with the boys’s fall-winter 2022 shows mostly done in Milan, evidently some designers are additionally considering massive. As in, big-ass shirts.
At Zegna, there have been boxy, generously reduce mid-layer shirts in cream, brown, black and grey proven over mock neck knitwear and underneath workwear-style coats. They’re a part of the model’s push into re-imagining the swimsuit for a post-COVID world as a modular garment system, a Tetris-like manner of dressing each formally and casually on the similar time. As such the shirts kind of floated across the physique and hit properly beneath the waistline, a convincing bridge to the dress-up/dress-down divide.
Equally, Silvia Venturini Fendi explored some “new swimsuit” concepts along with her fall assortment, together with longer shirt-jackets that landed mid-thigh and featured oversize collars and unfastened, blousey sleeves.
But it surely was Kean Etro who took it to its craziest and, to be sincere, most sensible conclusion — lengthy tunic like shirts spilling out from chunky sweaters or diaphanous caftans with deep V-necks and slender neck fastenings in purple and marigold and worn half-tucked into matching trousers.
There was, after all, a time when every little thing was skinny: skinny denims, skinny fits, skinny ties. However these days are gone. Blame it on the jolt of Y2K nostalgia that has the style world in its loss of life grip, or the truth that every little thing else (jeans, shoes, bags, fits in general, really) are getting comically massive (absolute units, amirite!?). And it’s no massive shock that individuals more and more need consolation, the power to maneuver round with ease, and to really feel coddled somewhat than crushed. Or perhaps it’s simply that the style enterprise is an enormous outdated pendulum and the time has come that we’ve uninterested in small and now need massive, massive, BIG, and shortly sufficient we’ll tire of that and whittle ourselves into skinny issues as soon as extra. In all chance, it's going to be a mixture of all of the above.
However within the meantime, we agree with the Milanese maestros—dream massive, suppose massive, costume massive.