Spring 2010 Menswear designers like Gucci, D&G, and Emporio Armani are currently showing in Europe, and I decided to pop online to take a look at the newest trends for the fellas.
First I took a peek at Dsquared2…
… for obvious reasons!
You might remember, last year DSquared made headlines for having a majority black cast:
At the time, website Fashionista said in an article called Changes on the Runway, “In reverse of how shows usually go, the majority of the models were black, with just a couple majorities. Now, there’s a delightful rumor…that next week’s Lanvin show will have an ‘all ethnic’ line up.”
Welp, this year, Brazilian Jean Carlos (in the 1st picture above) was the only splash of color in DSquared2’s whole show. Quite a drastic change, so I decided to see if other shows kept up with the celebrated diversity of yore.
Emporio Armani featured two men of color:
Vivienne Westwood provided some eye candy:
And surprisingly, Calvin Klein represented with a handful of brothers (maybe it was that New York Times article by Cathy Horyn where she shouted out Francisco Costa for his homogeneous lineup):
But for a large majority of shows–Gucci, D&G, Moncler Gamme Bleu, Iceberg, John Varvatos, Prada, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Gianfranco Ferre, Burberry Prorsum–they were decidedly back to their old non-diverse tricks:
We always hope that a large outcry, an all black issue, and numerous blog and newspaper articles will effect a true change. But after all the hubbub of last season, it seems things have returned back to normal (for the men’s shows at least).
With all the love Gucci gets from Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane, you’d think they’d have at least one brother!
What do you think?