It was Jean Paul Gaultier who first introduced the men-skirt to the runway back in 1984 from his Spring ’84 ‘Et Dieu Créa l’Homme’collection. But since then, there was always argument if men could wear skirt, and on the other hand, if women could wear pants, why not? But lately I realize, modern men is starting to be bold and to try something different from the status quo. Fashion for men is starting to evolve as it has become more diversified than ever before, with no longer just pants and shorts to choose from but a host of skirts, leggings, shirts, and everything in between. This is clearly seen from the example of men's SS13 collection where Jeremy Scott designed an Arabic scarf-esque skirt, while street wear labels Hood by Air and KTZ have done tunics and robes for the past few seasons. And of course, there's the Givenchy leather skirt which arguably sparked the trend, famously sported by Kanye West.
So as you can see from this outfit, it is something that I have never tried before but yet another type of style that is so appealing and special to me. I kept the whole look minimalistic without overwhelming the outfit, but with the perfect combination of black and white, it's always so edgy and and yet so clean.