If you thought crop-tops and jeggings for men were a mistake on the recent SS11 runways, just wait until you get a load of the accessories. Marc Jacobs covered his Louis Vuitton models in temporary tattoos, which were a staple at the women’s Gaultier and Chanel show last season. Jacobs enlisted his own tattoo artist, NYC-based Scott Campbell, to spray LV logos across the necks of his mannequins. The tattoo trend continued over at YSL, where Stefano Pilati “portrayed the tattoo artist Mark Mahoney of the Los Angeles Shamrock Social Club in a short film, directed by Ari Marcopoulos, which debuted at its men’s show last week,” says the Independent. Also fixated on the male neck was Alber Elbaz at Lanvin.
Elbaz introduced thick chain chokers (some equipped with over-sized gems, some with tiger teeth) and charms fit for a decidedly fierce Indiana Jones. And while luxury neck ink and statement jewelry isn’t for every man, Thom Browne took men’s accessories to a whole new level of weird this past week. In addition to slim tailored short suits, Browne introduced school girl knee-socks and lips that looked as though they’d been plated in gold. Never one to play it safe, Browne’s latest collection pushes menswear’s boundaries yet again.