Male models strutted the runway while donning bizarre smiley face crop tops from Lazoschmidl’s latest collection featured at the 2019 Spring and Summer Stockholm Fashion Week Wednesday.
Designers Josef Lazo and Andreas Schmidl from the Swedish-German brand Lazoschmidl put male models in a variety of smiley face crop tops, sheer shirts and even paper hats for their latest collection called “Playdate,” Vogue reported.
“Some male models wore corsets embroidered by Lazo after being crocheted by his mother; one had the face of a Muppet-like monster, another of a cat,” wrote Laird Borrelli-Persson for Vogue.
“Hand-drawn prints, ‘paper hats’ made of scraps of fabrics, and romper-style silhouettes added a bit of kids’ play to this upbeat collection, titled Playdate,” added Borrelli-Persson. (RELATED: ‘Male Pregnancy’ Makes Debut At Fashion Show)
The collection also attempted to challenge gender stereotypes by putting female models in clothes cut for men.
“Lazo and Schmidl have always challenged gender stereotypes by reinterpreting silhouettes and fabrics usually associated with womenswear for men, and they continued in that vein here. The designers took a shine to Lurex and glittering sequins, and they accessorized the models with metal chain jewelry—including a codpiece,” wrote Borrelli-Persson.
The brand was founded in 2014. The target demographic is for “carefree party boys” in New York City and Los Angeles, i-D magazine reported.
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