Is The “Frankenstein” Trend A Solution To Menswear's Dry Spell?

MEN 'S FOLIO Singapore|October 2019

Is The “Frankenstein” Trend A Solution To Menswear's Dry Spell?
Is the “Frankenstein” trend a solution to menswear’s dry spell?
Wilson Lim

“Everything that can be invented has been invented” was reportedly the bold statement by Charles H Duell, commissioner of the US patent office, in 1889. The quote still rings true today when we are constantly fed information about inventions that we never knew we needed.

This is especially true when it comes to menswear because the reality is men tend to be conservative dressers (hence, no men’s haute couture fashion week) and wearing a kilt or skirt is no longer considered “groundbreaking” in the present gender-fluid environment. While fashion insiders have their favourite fashion era, how many more retro throwbacks does the world need to endure? Streetwear has also evolved from being a “normcore” trend to just being the norm.

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October 2019