Times are long gone when every time we heard the word sheer applied to clothing, we’d instantly think of a silky fabric covering a women’s body. There were also times when menswear was not expected to be so, let’s say, creative as womenswear and men’s brands were only focused on the same old cuts and finishes. That has certainly all changed now, with current technologies making fabric manufacturing possibilities almost endless and brands constantly pushing the boundaries in terms of design and the way they approach even the most elemental pieces of garment. Playing a major role on this “modern” take on men’s fashion is undoubtedly the house of Margiela that, with their subversive, whimsical and always fresh perspective, has managed to build a strong differentiation that speaks loud to the high end, fashion aware consumer.
A true case in point of what is stated above, are these new knits from the French based, Italian owned fashion house. Made from a super soft, lightweight and technically advanced locknit fabric, the knits feature a see thru effect that reveals a stripped pattern on the inside, being actually composed of two different pieces which are only attached at the collar and hem.
Stepping back to where we first started, this v-neck and cardigan are proof that nowadays, the word sheer doesn’t necessarily mean silk and it certainly doesn’t have to mean women’s apparel either.