Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Vivienne Westwood

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Vivienne Westwood

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Text: Pakkee Tan

Queen of controversy Vivienne Westwood stages an emotionally charged runway show

English Romanticism meets East London punks... in Westwood's no-holds-barred (or should I say bared) spring/summer 2016 runway show. Opening looks included models walking in tiny tangas and mesh tops that left nothing to the imagination, to say the least.

Florals for spring... were not subtle in their interpretation here. One particular outfit was covered from head to toe in a profusion of English roses from a spring garden — projecting a look that was more roguish than sappy.

Actor RJ Mitte made his runway debut... wearing a messenger bag printed with bare breasts around his neck. While Westwood's intentions may not have been clear with this one ('Free the Nipple' perhaps?), it certainly made for a striking image and interesting conversation fodder.

Bumsters look set to make a return... with Westwood sending out the revised '90s trend, layering them over drawstring pants for a louche, rakish look. Warning: This look is only for the brave.

Westwood dipped her toes into gender bending... with feminine footwear, including a sandal adorned with ruffled flowers that was repeated multiple times in white and black.


To see all our coverage of Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.