Tuesday, 25 January 2011
THE autumn/winter 2011-12 menswear shows have come to a close and while it's always good to know what to advise our menfolk to wear, we can't actually wear any of it. Which means that, often, we were more excited about who was on the catwalk than what they were wearing.
Being autumn/winter, there wasn't as much toned and toned flesh on the catwalks as there is for the spring/summer shows - except for David Gandy, who always makes a welcome scantily clad turn on the Dolce&Gabbana runway - but there were plenty of handsome boys in snuggly jumpers that we wouldn't mind cuddling up to.
In Paris, we were hoping for a glimpse of Godfey Gao, the Taiwanese actor-turned-model who is currently fronting Louis Vuitton's spring menswear campaign. We didn't get one, but we were rewarded with Ricardo Tisci's bespectacled boys at Givenchy, whose snarling Rottweiler T-shirts transformed them from sensitive to scary (in a good way).
Elsewhere, DSquared's "Brokeback Mormon" show wasn't short of eye candy and Galliano made his boys over into Russian Tartar dandies - which wasn't as unappealing as you'd imagine. We loved the elegant savoir faire of the men at Hermès and Paul Smith's casting had us contemplating the inherent mystery of beards.
SEE OUR PICK OF THE BOYS AT THE SHOWS