Is “Sexy” Trending in Men’s Fashion?

Is "Sexy" Trending in Men's Fashion?

“Seductive” – an adjective describing beauty that brings a gentle sense of excitement – has long been associated with women’s images in collections from major fashion houses like Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Jacquemus, and more. However, there have been few topics and articles related to this element when it comes to men. This article will help “unveil” the seductive nature hidden in men’s collections for so long.

Is "Sexy" Trending in Men's Fashion?
Is “Sexy” Trending in Men’s Fashion?

Recently, Culted published an article titled “SS24 menswear is bringing sexy back.” This could mean that “sexy” has long existed in the fashion dictionary for men but has been obscured. However, it is making a comeback and being “reborn” under various creative designs. It can be seen that men’s clothing has gradually become more daring and revealing.

Especially when comparing the present to the past, significant differences can be noticed. Looking back at previous years, seductive elements were described through short and deep-cut outfits. Now, we can easily come across “sexy” outfits in a less positive manner. In other words, designs under the label of creativity have somewhat tended towards blind and bold provocative trends.

The term “thirst trap fashion,” while not suitable for children, represents the maturity process of fashion houses in terms of intellect and artistry.

In a diverse world of perspectives, displaying and celebrating the body still “tickles” old-fashioned and criticized thoughts about seductive elements in clothing. To encourage fashion enthusiasts not to hesitate in expressing their personalities, many designers have conveyed “liberating” messages.

For example, the brand LaQuan Smith has launched a men’s clothing collection that can flaunt muscles under a translucent layer of fabric.

LaQuan Smith Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear Collection (1 & 2), Blumarine, Luar (from left to right)

Eckhaus Latta and Palomo Spain alternated in shaking up the runway with the “rebellion” of abs, transparent fabrics.

Eckhaus Latta and Palomo Spain Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear Collection (from left to right)

Meanwhile, in the “land of mist,” Mowalola and Burberry pursue styles that reveal the seductive parts of the body.

Mowalola and Burberry Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear Collection (from left to right)

In 2015, Rick Owens’ Spring collection surprised with boldness, with just a piece of fabric wrapped around the hips.

Rick Owens Spring 2015 Menswear Collection

At the Spring/Summer 2024 shows of Diesel and MM6 Maison Margiela, male models dressed modestly to highlight the proportions and patterns of the garments. Similarly, the meticulous materials and stitching concealed the seductive nature of Tom Ford and Helmut Lang, attracting the attention of those around.

Diesel, MM6 Maison Margiela, Tom Ford, and Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear Collection (from left to right)

In addition to the relentless efforts of luxury fashion, we can easily come across nude images on social media to encourage those who are hesitant to do so. But it is noteworthy to distinguish between sensuality and provocation. That blurred line can disappear at any moment and destroy the artistic barrier.

If you only want to highlight a beautiful body in a conventional way, try pairing with tank tops or sleeveless shirts as an alternative. Sensuality from an artistic perspective is expressed through clothing, so we need to explore this “territory” intelligently and without deviation.

Admire Loewe’s Spring/Summer 2024 menswear collection under the hands of Jonathan Anderson or designs by Raf Simons two decades ago, and you will understand what a seductive masculine silhouette looked like in the past era.

Loewe Spring/Summer 2024 Menswear Collection

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