Trend Watch: Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Theophilus London Wear Kilts
Would you rock this look?
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Recently, we've noticed a few rappers wear kilts onstage, in videos, and at events. A$AP Rocky sported the look in the visuals for "Long Live A$AP" a few days ago. He rocked a Rick Owens drawstring kilt, as well as a Hood by Air camo kilt in the black and white clip.
In February, Theophilus London also wore a Rick Owens kilt at the Levi's Fall 2012 Global collection presentation in New York City. The rapper, who initially wanted a gold kilt similar to one Riccardo Tisci designed for Givenchy, briefly discussed his interest in the garment in this StyleLikeU interview.
But, of course, Pretty Flacko and Theo were not the only ones to pull this off. Kanye West wore a leather kilt during the Watch the Throne tour. Then, he had everyone talking when he rocked the same look at the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert a few weeks ago—there's even a parody Twitter account now called @KanyesSkirt.
Men wearing skirts isn't anything new though. In 1984, designers, such as Jean Paul Gaultier, sent their models down the runway shows in Paris and London in kilts. The phenomenon, as it was called, was the first time men were seen wearing kilts at the European fashion shows. French designer Daniel Hechter even said it was "the most important thing to happen in fashion in the past 20 years." We saw the same look at the Commes des Garçons and Jean Paul Gaultier runway shows in Paris in 2009. Kilts have also appeared in a few of Rick Owens' collections, including the Spring 2010, Fall 2010, and Fall 2011 lines. Those were followed by Raf Simons' Fall 2010 collection and both Givenchy's Pre-Fall 2012 and Fall 2012 collections.
This has been a trend people thought would happen a few times. Could this be the time it finally happens? What do you think?