Friday, June 26, 2009

Balenciaga rocks the male harem pant

balenciaga SS10/

If Milan was all about the cropped trouser, the nascent Paris menswear schedule – which kicked off on Wednesday night with the new YSL Homme collection – seems already preoccupied with its own headline trouser silhouette. Although the transparent and notably, sleeveless themes - the latter omnipresent in Milan - were dominant at Juun J and Hugo Boss, the bigger day one trend was the fuller pant. Seen at YSL Homme, Issey Miyake and Alexis Mabille, Balenciaga took it to the most extreme proportions. Seemingly a male version of the popular harem, dhoti or zouave pant, that continues to sweep the women's market, Balenciaga's interpretation verged on the Japanese men's hakama trouser.


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