São Paulo Fashion Week: You’ve Got Male

The first two menswear collections hit the runway on day four of SPFW with V.Rom and Reserva

Jill Langlois 0

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

Sergio Borelli

So far, São Paulo Fashion Week has been a female-dominated event (with a few men in the Colcci and Amapô shows), but menswear makes its true debut on day four with collections from V.Rom and Reserva. V.Rom keeps things casual and simple, with a few special touches here and there. Lots of layers are put with pants cuffed above the ankle, hoodies are lined with fur, and leather-like shorts are purple instead of the usual black.

But Reserva takes it a step further, starting things off with a live band in the centre of the runway and walking young models alongside them in hair and makeup clearly done to make them look old. With hair painted grey and lines on their faces, they show off looks that are “old man chic,” with chunky knit sweaters, corduroy pants and jackets, every type of argyle imaginable, suspenders, and bowties, but all with a dishevelled touch (and a young one too – not many older gentlemen I know would pop their outfits with neon pink shoelaces).

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