The outfits on the front row of the men’s fashion shows are as mesmerizing as the ones walking down the runway. Even better, they’re being sported by a delightfully fresh crop of faces, reflecting how menswear is updating who gets to be a style icon.
The field feels more expansive and inclusive. South Korean boy band Enhypen caused a frenzy with their sleek and expertly coordinated seven-member Prada looks. While Wednesday actor Hunter Doohan, who attended multiple shows with his husband in tow. Director Luca Guadagino proved that a good fit only gets better with age at Prada and Loewe. And the men of White Lotus continued their reign as the internet’s crushes of the season with appearances at Prada and Giorgio Armani. A slew of online creators were present too—transit enthusiast Francis Bourgeois, French-Algerian influencer Riadh, Emirati TikTok twins Mohammed and Humaid Hadban.
Even some women stole the show—perhaps illustrating the growing conversation between the two sectors. Jenna Ortega delighted in a vampy, hooded look, while Spanish pop star Rosalía performed in a slouchy fit at Louis Vuitton.
In fact, menswear as womenswear and womenswear as menswear (or at least the traditional distinctions between the two) took place across the board. Conan Gray embraced a fun, experimental look with pointed three-inch heels and sharply tailored black-tie trousers. And there were a bevy of skirts worn over baggy trousers. If the emerging style stars of menswear have anything to teach us it’s this: individuality wins.