Katie Eary Spring 2015 Menswear Collection

Posted on June 19, 2014

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[Photo Credit: IMAXTree]

    • lecoffeeaddict

      wtf.

      • boweryboy

        Right? It’s like they’re costumes for the umpteenth revision of Hair.

        • J.W.

          I’ll second that…

          • Raspberry2012

            Threesies!

      • H2olovngrl

        I loathe peace signs on clothing with a white hot intensity. They are so ingrained into the mainstream that they have lost whatever anti establishment message they originally were intended to convey. You can’t go shopping in Target in the little girls section without having to paw through racks and racks of clothing covered in them. Ugh.

        • imspinningaround

          I regret that I have but one upvote to give this comment.

          • H2olovngrl

            Why, that may be the sweetest reply I have ever received. Thank you!

          • Raspberry2012

            I’ve got you covered!

          • J.W.

            I’m with this group!

        • BKagainwiththesweatpants

          That’s exactly what these look like–adult male versions of those little girl Target clothes. And about as good quality. Big ‘ol NO.

      • Fanny_Trollope

        By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong.

      • conniemd

        Yep. I could take the psychedelic or tie died (personally I love brilliantly colored tie died) but the peace symbols take it into a way too literal copying of the 60′s and 70′s.

    • RussellH88

      It’s fun, but I also think it’s way too literal “70′s on Acid”.

    • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

      I love a LOT of this, but then I’m always gonna be on board for things that blur gender categories. Love the colors and some of the prints, the hair however was done by Wind Tunnels-R-Us.

      • kimmeister

        I think you’ve just discovered Eddie Redmayne’s secret.

      • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

        I like the big fringed scarves wrapped around their necks, sort of Steven Tyler meets Lisa Frank.

        • quiltrx

          Because ALL fashionable men want the Lisa Frank look!

          • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

            All fashionable men worth knowing.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I think I don’t understand fashion.

        • http://attiresmind.blogspot.com/ Kiltdntiltd

          Its the single most complex language we have in human experience.

    • sugarkane105

      If you want to dress like this, you might as well buy authentic 70′s stuff from a thrift shop.

      • MoHub

        Especially since this stuff is a caricature of late ’60s/early ’70s wear. I know. I was there.

        • DaveUWSNYC

          Word. These looks were walking the halls of my junior high…

          • MoHub

            I was in college from 1969 to 1973. I would never have worn a pair of jeans with a dozen peace symbols printed all over the legs.

            • Raspberry2012

              I can go one better if we’re talking about way-too literal versions of the real stuff. I was in 2nd grade in 1972, and all the little kids in my class, myself included, were wearing little kid versions of late 60s/early 70s wear, with tie dye, peace signs, doves, etc. all over it. And someone below said “caricatures”, and that’s exactly what we little kids had. That’s what this reminds me of – the little kid versions of the real things.

            • MoHub

              The point is that there’s nothing literal here at all. It’s all caricatured takeoffs on the real thing. Young adults did not literally wear anything like what’s in this collection.

            • Jacqueline Wessel

              And, if we did have peace symbols on our jeans it was because we drew them there ourselves with a ballpoint pen or a marker.
              And they would have been imperfect.

            • MoHub

              I freehand embroidered one on a pair of jeans to close up a little rip. But just one, and it was small.

            • Jacqueline Wessel

              Embroidery … Nice!!

        • Zeee

          I was there too. This is a bad caricature of looks that were questionable then.

          • FibonacciSequins

            Second that.

          • MoHub

            Absolutely. Except that back then, it was about comfort, not fashion.

          • decormaven

            Looks like costumes from HR Pufnstuf

            • sojourneryouth

              THANK YOU!!! I kept trying to think if what it reminded me of, but I knew it was something theatrical, because not a single one of these pieces ever existed in this form in real life.

            • Imasewsure

              Gawd I lived for that horrible horrible show!!

            • Raspberry2012

              Me too!!

            • Heatherbelle

              Oh I loved that show and I loved Sigmund and the Sea Monsters too. I almost conviinced myself that those shows never actually existed and I imagined them. Thanks to the invenion of the interweb I found them and confirmed that they were real!

            • H2olovngrl

              That show freaked me out a little.

        • formerlyAnon

          Caricature being the operative word!

        • Lorelei_D

          Anyone remember NikNik shirts?

        • Lisalady161

          Amen. And I actually preferred the early neons (‘hot’) to what is out now.

        • evave2

          I was there too. Maybe we met in the parking lot?

          All of the clothes seem to be fit for female bodies not male bodies. Very disconcerting.

          The scarves are something no guy would ever wear. Who would wear these designs and where would they wear them? Concerts that are filled with pot smoke maybe. But who?

          • MoHub

            Mmmm! Pot smoke!`

    • Danielle

      Negative points for a serious lack of chest hair.

      • kimmeister

        I don’t mind the hairlessness at all, but I did notice that the model with his shirt gaping open somewhere in the middle has nicer decolletage than me. It was the first time I ever even thought of the word “decolletage” in connection with a man.

        • Danielle

          10th down, right? I noticed too!

          • kimmeister

            That’s the one!

    • Anna

      “I like to dream, yes, yes, right between my sound machine…”

    • Heather

      The way the pants fit is making me want to cry.

      • Beardslee

        Yes, the jeans are uniformly awful awful awful.

    • Zeee

      One of the models looks like he has a head popping out of his neck. What’s wrong with his adam’s apple?

      • MilaXX

        He kinda looks like Zaphod Beeblebrox.
        Oh wait, wrong guy. I was thinking of the long haired gent. This guy just looks like he has a goiter.

        • boweryboy

          Nice call!

    • Ali B

      Next Season on Mad Men

      • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

        Janie Bryant would never do us so dirty as this.

    • Denise Rambo

      Seriously?

    • mjude

      I don’t get the pants, are they really jeans?

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        They can’t possibly be denim, can they? It looks like they move like polyester.

        • mjude

          they remind me of cotton pajama bottoms. do not get

          • Kayceed

            Pajama jeans. Google it and weep.

        • FibonacciSequins

          I think they’re a cotton/poly blend of some sort. The way they sag is just sad. They make the models’ legs look withered.

        • Bonnie Blue

          So the pocket and fly details aren’t really there then, right? It’s kind of like a picture of jeans printed on polyester?

    • J.W.

      I had those shoes in high school…in the 70s.

    • MilaXX

      It’s colorful, but who else besides Jared Leto, Mick Jagger and maybe Lenny Kravitz will wear any of this?

      • sojourneryouth

        Exactly! I kept thinking “stage wear” as I looked at this collection (that is, after I stopped thinking “Ewwwww!”), but it’s even a bit cliche’s for stage wear! I mean, do the jeans and jackets need ALL THE PEACE SIGNS on them?

        • Kayceed

          Maybe we’re talking community theatre stagewear.

          • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

            Staten Island community theater stagewear.

    • Joanna

      Hate would be an understatement here. There is one piece that even warrants a second look, and that’s the maroon jacket. Even that is a 70s cliche.

    • boweryboy

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *gasp* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      This is a joke, right? I am supposed to be laughing at this, aren’t I?

    • Constant Reader

      in terms of menswear, this collection as presented isn’t doing it for me; however, there are some really great pieces here. I particularly like the jackets.

    • georgie

      THIS IS THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Great, now that song is in my head, lol.

    • AmyP

      Question: Why do these models all look like there is something missing under the zipper? Do men want to look like tiny franks and beans?

      • Bad Idea Jeans

        I think because they are all grossly underweight. It is upsetting to me.

    • TinyDynamo

      Yay for menswear being fun & colorful & not so seriously masculine! But this collection is laughable. It looks like the costume dept for a production of Godspell.

      • formerlyAnon

        YES. It’s much more a Godspell color scheme than a Hair color scheme.
        (All implied Disney-fied inauthenticity to “the scene” that comparison carried back in the day fully intended.)

    • CommentsByKatie

      I love me some costumey, tacky clothing – but this is terrible.

    • FibonacciSequins

      What is this nonsense? Does this person actually get paid to design?

      Those are collectively the most hideous jeans I have ever seen. They removed everything good about jeans and now the jeans are testaments to all that is ugly. The shirts are just as ill-fitting as the jeans and nearly as offensive. The piano shawls are laughable.

      Is Katie Early a real person? I can’t believe a real person would admit to these creations. She’s trolling us, right?

    • Zeee

      If the guys I knew in the 70s saw these pics, they’d laugh hysterically. And then get sterilized to ensure the end of the human race.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Looks mostly flammable, and should be burned regardless.

    • icm

      manorexia on parade.

    • Chuck Barthelme

      Whoa. Way to literal. And WTF is with the dudes’ hair? Awful.

    • Innuendo

      Some of these could be bowling shirts. I can imagine a 50 year old guy with a gold chain and a lot of chest hair wearing a few as well.

      • Annaline39

        So Johnny Depp wear?

        • LadyCelia

          My first thought was, “Wow, they did a whole collection just for Johnny Depp.”

          • Wink

            Johnny Depp and Jared Leto.

            • Shawn EH

              And Steven Tyler.

          • demidaemon

            I really hope there is an “accidental” fire before any of this goes out into the public. if its this bad on the runway, I don’t want to see what Johnny Depp could do with it.

    • Lower L

      Looks like the model in the 1st photo is trying to be Loki-as-Fashion-Model, and it just is NOT happening. The clothes are hiddy, and they are just hanging off these models in the saddest possible way.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      I’m not seeing menswear, I am seeing boyswear.

    • LostInThrace

      That shizz is bananas. And orange creamsicle.

    • mmebam

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *gasp* AHAHAHAHAHAHA WHOOOOOOOO NO!

    • JauntyJohn

      Love the colors, mostly.
      Like/don’t like (truly 50/50) most of the patterns.
      HATE the “jeans.”

    • uprightcitizen

      No thank you. Fun colors. Most unflattering shapes possible. You really have to go out of your way to make jeans that unflattering on hips and asses.

      • Wink

        There were hips and asses? :)

        • demidaemon

          Maybe hips. But I’m pretty sure none of these models have asses.

    • numenah

      What is up with the baggy crotches of those jeans? Never have men’s jeans looked less sexy.

    • BLauDGaspode

      That first look is all Slim Goodbody to me. Totally ridiculous.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      This is what I imagine the wardrobe for “David Cassidy: Man Under Cover” was…

      • formerlyAnon

        Jesus GOD woman. I just snorted and giggled here in my cubicle.

        And I’ve been doing so well at not giving myself away at work, lately.

    • http://dentsdelait.tumblr.com/ Nancy Marion

      HEELLLLLL NAW

    • Sarah

      NOPE. Hell to the nope, as a matter of fact.

    • Kent Roby

      Well, if you’re an outrageous Pisces who loves cacti and hates war, there’s an outfit specifically for you! This is the dawning of the Age of Whatthefuck.

      • decormaven

        “Horrifying and misunderstanding, Cynicism and mistrust abounding, Only falsehoods and derisions, Broken living dreams and visions, Creepy crystal revelation, and the mind’s true fornication – Nefarious…..”

        • Lower L

          Ain’t got no class, ain’t got no taste, ain’t got no THIGHS.

        • QuietHarper

          And now of course, you’ve given me a bad earworm for the day….

    • Bozhi

      Those back pockets look incredibly stupid.

      • kimmeister

        They look like they were outlined with a Sharpie.

    • Thomas

      Holy Crap No

    • Crystal

      So I see Katie Eary is the costume designer for the next Broadway production of “Hair.” These are gorgeous costumes, and I’m surprised they have found an entire cast of models who also sing and da…..

      Wait these aren’t costumes?

    • lalahartma

      Just…no.

    • luluransom

      Given that they’re walking the runway, I can only assume the designer *wants* the jeans to fit that way?? Love the moccasins tho, takes me back to my childhood, San Diego, late 60s. How I coveted the ones my babysitter had.

      • Grumpy Girl

        Oh dear. Now I feel bad because I had such visceral hate for those shoes back in the 60s/70s, and was feeling antagonistic to them again. But I’m glad someone liked/likes them.

    • Angel Ratliff

      It’s almost as though someone vomited Skittles all over Dallas Buys Club, and threw some iron-on 70′s graffiti in for kicks. I dig a couple of the shirts but mostly; eewww. Those jeans, and I use that term loosely, are craptastic and I will point (at my monitor) and laugh if I ever see a boy-star wearing them.

      • Beardslee

        But, as usual, women don’t get clothes that are as covered up and functional as the men do. Not that I consider those jeans functional, unless the goal is to make a handsome young man look as shapeless as possible.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I had a moment in seeing the previous model walking away in teh background, where I was concerned the pants were actually legless bloomers from behind. But then I realized that they were the women’s components of the collection, so at least there’s that: these guys’ pants do cover their full legs from the back, too.

    • decormaven

      I’m going to tie a vintage fringe tablecloth around my neck and call it couture. Where is the design in this? FFS.

    • In_Stitches

      Can we see their nipples, or are they just being coy?

    • imspinningaround

      You guys like the maroon suede motorcycle jacket so much you featured it twice, huh? It’s OK, I think that’s the only cool piece in the entire set too.

    • NMMagpie

      Overstated.

    • formerlyAnon

      Um. In a less day-glo color scheme and with less shiny and with slightly more subtle patterns, I’d like this . . . maybe. It’s like the wall posters of the era caricatured here were transformed into clothes. No one did that to their jeans, and in this case, literal copying of what they/we did would be more desirable.

      On the plus side: I love the big scarves on them, more for the drape and fringe than the color, and like the deeper-toned button down shirts (especially the one in photo 10). Individually the models are attractive – though collectively they are so samey-samey (there’s at least four models, right?) and pouty, and relentlessly white that they lose their appeal.

    • http://www.redriverhistorian.com texashistorian

      There’s something fishy going on with those clothes.

    • BlairBear

      That maroon suede jacket is inciting lust. The rest makes Versace and Cavilli womenswear look sedate

    • James

      I need to ask the barista if he put something wonky in my coffee this morning because I am seeing some weird ugly shiz there.

    • Julie Parr

      Costumes for the Hair Broadway Revival.

    • Deedles

      I simply cannot unsee a GIANT BLADDER and URETERS on the shirt five from the bottom.

    • ChiKat67

      Was this actually a catwalk or did they secretly photograph an open call for the latest revival of “Hair”…in Scotsdale.

    • QuietHarper

      Wow. And that’s not a good wow. My gut reaction was, in order — welp, that’s an acid trip — omg, all of these clothes make already skinny people look like they are swimming in their clothes… how on earth did Ms. Eary even begin to think that any of this was a good idea? There might be something alright in all of this, but I’m not about to subject myself to a second pass to find it. Wow.

    • marlie

      This is some fugly, FUGLY sh!t. And the styling is absurd.

    • Aidan B

      Was “cheekbones like Eddie Redmayne” a requirement for the models on this runway?

      • boweryboy

        Fourth model down looks like he could actually be Eddie’s younger brother.

        • Aidan B

          Right? It’s eerie.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      Internal organs as a design motif? Ick. I will take that pink to orange ombré denim jacket for myself, though.

    • jilly_d

      No. This is not……..no.

    • Patrick Cleary

      I want every one of these shirts. The designs are a bit on-the-nose,l but the colors are great, because men never get to wear colors that aren’t muted down to mud.

      • MaggieMae

        I’ll take a women’s blouse version of those shirts.

    • Lex

      Good to know anorexia in the modeling world is not gender-based. Jesus, these men are disgustingly emaciated. I agree with others that the clothes are very costume-y— who would buy/wear these in the real world? Therefore, what’s the point? It’s clownish.

      • demidaemon

        For men, it’s either waif-like thinness with cheekbones that can cut air or muscular man’s man look. Rarely does anyone in-between make it.

    • ItchyInAppalachee

      The first picture screams “The Age of Aquarius meets Slim GoodBody”.

    • MannahattaMamma

      Hair meringues and tie-dye. Blech.

    • KT

      Horrifying.

    • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Words-in-Design/158664667624412 Tejana

      Menswear?

    • Sarah

      SO MUCH DENIM ON DENIM NO JEANS AND JEAN JACKETS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is like the simplest, most basic, first rule you learn in fashion!!! PLEASE trash and burn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • minnye

      My favorite is the shrunken pink & peach denim jacket over those very oddly fitting pants. There are a lot of crazy crotches here – can’t be intentional, right?!?

    • Myra Amler

      First look reads eight grade art project. I remember using fabric paint an drawing peace signs on old jeans.

    • Raspberry2012

      Come on. Fucking really?

    • Shawn EH

      I like no. 3, the psychedelic polo. I know that makes me a bad person.

    • http://www.dogsdotcom.blogspot.com/ Plink

      These are the ugliest men’s clothes I have ever seen. And what is up with their hair? Need a brush, fellas? Greasy kid stuff? Something to make sense of this mess.

    • AzSportsGirl

      Those back pockes somehow manage to give these tight jeans on skinny guys the illusion of saggy, old-man booty. Quelle tragique

    • AndieJay

      Every single one of them looks like he’s auditioning for Godspell circa 1978.

    • frannyprof

      That sound you hear is Johnny Depp, furiously ordering all of these outfits in every single color.

    • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

      The hair is laughably bad. And that cropped peach and pink jacket is just wrong on so many levels and so are the appliquéd jeans. Though the jeans remond me of when I was about 15 and embroidered my Daisy Duke jean cutoffs with Make Love Not War on my ass. I was popular that summer.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      I feel like I could catch a vintage strain of gonorrea from any one of these guys just from looking at him.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      The Johnny Bravo Collection.

    • Tami from Seattle

      An all-white production of Hair brought to you by the Cartoon Network.

    • BrianaJC

      awkward crotches on every pair of pants. most are too loose and bunchy, one is too tight, others are baggy. maybe I’m just too focused on that area?

    • lynnlee

      They all look like Napoleon Dynamite dressed up as a hippy for Halloween.

    • YoungSally

      Twinkle Twinkle little star

    • sewmollssew

      The super twisty side seams on some of the jeans are really not okay with me.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      This happened because none of the twinks at International Male knows how to spell “hipster”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      This brings to mind Daniel Voxovic and Kaynebow.

      • demidaemon

        So, my interpretation of this is Kaynebow for Daniel Vosovic, with Daniel modeling the collection?

        • formerlyAnon

          Except Kayne might choose these colors, might design most of the shirts and scarves, but he’d NEVER put a man into such unflattering jeans. He understands designing clothing for stage movement and performance for women competing in pageants, surely that would carry over to menswear.

          • demidaemon

            Well, of course. It’s all hypothetical, but this is obviously the down market version of that much better collection.

    • dmkava

      No

    • fananafanafophalec

      middle schoolers’ 70′s party. NEXT

    • Ashleigh

      all of these jeans are terrible

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Well, if the models don’t look good in the clothing, who will. (These pants are awful.)

    • KayEmWhy

      I’d wear #12 with sandals at the beach or a pool party.

    • kategs

      Those are the silliest back pockets I have ever seen!

    • Glam Dixie

      Burn it all in the fires of hell.

    • paintedfish

      why would someone make jeans so unflattering?

    • joything

      There is one vivid shawl in there that I could swoon under as it settled ’round my shoulders. Otherwise — oy.

    • Mr. J.

      Those shawl/scarves….want. Topanga Canyon, I’m comin’ HOME.

    • demidaemon

      Holy shit, this is 70s scary. I feel like I am in an LSD, tie dye nightmare.

    • Man Dala

      Judging by the way the models’ hair is styled, this collection should be named “Tilda Swinton Retrospective”.

    • http://www.momforless.com/ Crystal

      Is Daniel Vosovic one of the models?

    • t bell

      Yuck, not only are those clothes awful but the models look like those weird guys that hang outside 7-eleven playing games on their phones and telling snatch jokes in front of girls.

    • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

      Male runway models are such strange creatures don’t you think? Even more alien-like than their female counterparts.

    • Trickytrisha

      Quite possibly the worst jeans ever. The rest of it is pretty giggle inducing.

    • LJCdoc

      Trying Too Hard.

    • quiltrx

      It’s the “Eddie Redmayne found a trunk full of ugly clothes and fabric dye” collection!

    • embers618

      Are those polyester pants dyed to look like denim? I can’t figure out any other way that jeans could me made to move so awkwardly and fit so strangely. On a related note, I never think long pants look good in a light wash – maybe shorts or capris for summer, but full length jeans should be a darker shade than this.

    • Daenyx

      ….No.

    • altermyego

      Wow. But I don’t know if I mean that in a good way or a bad way.
      It’s bad enough that I have to deal with sleeves that are too long because I’m short, but purposely designing a shirt for a man with sleeves that are too long, yuck.
      And what’s with the female model with the brown fringed vest and her butt cheeks hanging out (pic #7)?

    • MaggieMae

      I had those mocs.

    • maggiemaybe

      “I’m just mad about saffron…”

    • sleepycat

      NO

    • Kikishua

      Kudos for the styling (up to and including the hair and the expressions on their faces) that makes every single one of these guys cause my ovaries to shrivel up and die.

    • smallgirlsaretrouble

      Do all designers hate men at the moment or something???

    • lilazander

      Jeez Louise, some of the pieces look junor high 70s wear,and I really hate piece sign pattern on clothes ,; it’s so cliche.

    • JynxTheCat

      FIT junior level fashion show.