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  • RussellH88

    A lot of these are just ugly.

  • BlairBear

    This looks like a project runway challenge on acid.

    • Cynica

      I was thinking crack, but yeah.

      • BlairBear

        Does crack cause such colors ?

        • Lucía Gavello

          I’m gonna go with mushrooms.

        • demidaemon

          Well the crack is necessary for the energy to push through and finish; the acid, obviously, is for inspiration.

          • BlairBear

            Cracid ! Is crack amphetamine ? I’m not up on drugs other than caffeine and alcohol

          • demidaemon

            No, but it is a stimulant.So, same family really.

          • BlairBear

            Ahh ok got it

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      That might actually look better.

      • BlairBear

        Acid would explain so many of the judges choices

    • Crystal

      What exactly are those gigantic fabric circles?????????????

      • BlairBear

        A call for attention. It’s the fringe blouse that kills me and the American psycho trench coat

      • FrigidDiva

        At first I thought it was supposed to be the lining from the pockets and they’d pulled the pockets out, but after the third or forth look I couldn’t even come up with something.

        • smayper

          I looked and looked. WHAT???? My brain was trying to make sense of those things in some way but it just couldn’t.

      • Lucía Gavello

        They are ART, you philistine! 😉

      • zuzu

        A few of them look like they belong airbrushed on the side of a monster truck.

      • shnaggi

        emergency potholders came to mind

      • kimmeister

        Fencing targets?

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    United Colors of WTF.
    I LOLed harder and harder with each successive silly look.
    I did like those green shoes with the swirl on them.

    • Gatto Nero

      The jumpsuits with the tulle explosion and one epaulet. I mean, really.

      • evave2

        “Really” “Really” those wackadoodle belts WHAT! My first view of the sunglasses I thought I was looking at bone thru their noses for no reason I could ascertain. That skin tight long underwear in the mind-blowing print. And were those jackets inspired by kimono? I have two that somebody sewed up for me from the early 90’s I still get some wear out of. The poor models for all the men’s collections this year are styled to look so unattractive (and usually I am in AWE of the cute boy models, but this year, nono nonoNO).

        Oh Gatto: the jumpsuits with the epaulet — who the hell would wear them anywhere? PLEASE if anybody knows anybody who knows anything WHO would wear this stuff and WHERE would they go? Tim Gunn used to ask that question on Project Runway and I thought
        hey, this IS a business; people have to think about that. But from Stella McCartney Resort 2015 on I got no answer (and people WERE in her clothes, but looked so odd it was SO ODD) all we’ve been seeing is stuff I have to turn my head sideways and I am beginning to think I am in some way mentally deficient because I just don’t GET ANY OF IT.

        I love this blog. Am I just out of it? Do these clothing styles sell?

        • demidaemon

          No, you are not. Supposedly, this will be toned down for RTW and this set is to just get our attention, but I’m having trouble visualizing it.

          • Gatto Nero

            This |^| is the thing. Runway looks are frequently toned down for ready-to-wear. But here, it’s hard to visualize the underlying concept or aesthetic. There’s no narrative. Who is this customer? Where are the bones of the design underneath all this crazy flesh? Tone it down how?

          • demidaemon

            I KNOW. It’s weird because, even though the other collections might have out-WTFed this one, I can sort of see how they might work for RTW. Except for Moschino. That shit’s a lost cause.

    • smayper

      For sheer comedy, this tops every menswear collection I’ve seen. And there is some major competition!

    • Janice Bartels

      The green shoes were my only favorite piece too.

  • Thomas

    I know it’s not really wearable, but I kind of like it because it’s so batshit crazy. There are a few wearable pieces though.

    • Alyssa

      My favorite is the one right above the green one you mentioned.

      • Thomas

        I really like that one too. I’m on my phone, so it’s hard to see, but is that one Indian inspired?

        • Alyssa

          It looks like trees and monkeys to me, so perhaps!

  • Dino Bonačić

    This is high fashion menswear. Not made to be understood by mere minions. Just pure fun <3

    • evave2

      I am in serious denial here, Dino. I hope you are making a joke because I don’t get it. I don’t get it. And I am trying.

  • An7z

    he needs to change his drug supplier…..

  • KinoEye

    Who decided matadors were The Thing for Spring 2015? Ick. This collection is crazy, but given the general insanity of Spring 2015 menswear, I can roll with it. Definitely eye-catching and visually interesting.

  • Jessica Freeman

    And welcome to the part of my day where I know nothing about fashion because I find this all hideous.

    • TAGinMO

      May I please have some of your drugs, Mr. Van Beirendonck?

    • madscntst

      Judging by the faces on the models sporting these ridiculous clothes, you’re not alone.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    and the menswear whathefuckery continues….

    • travelgirl28


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I could see this collection as a design school collection, as you could be conceptual and play with ideas that aren’t commercial, but I seriously can’t imagine how any of this would work outside of the runway.

    • Kristin McNamara


      Seriously. What is the point here? You spend thousands (millions?) to make a collection, show it on the runway, and what the hell do you get out of it when it looks like this?! I do. not. understand these last ten or so menswear collections that TLo has posted…

      • schadenfreudelicious

        Totally, unless there are a hell of a lot of European trust fund boys who want to dress like cracked out carnival performers on a regular basis, I cannot imagine who the target market for this nonsense is….

  • sienna elm

    A lot of the jackets are absolutely beautiful! Beautifully made, with stunning fabrics – both the fitted jackets and the kimono-styled ones.

    Not a big fan of the shark or rifle motifs.

    • evave2

      I am worried the young man will shoot himself in the abdomen. Oh yeah.


    Oh Uncle Walter! The Belgian King of WTFery. He’s been churning out craziness for so long, I just look and go “Oh Haiiiiii”

    Those matador jackets with potholders sewn to them are made of some of the cheapest/tackiest looking brocades I have seen in a long time!

  • muelonil

    WTH did I just look at?!

    • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

      My reaction to a T.

  • marlie

    What the…? I just can’t.

  • GiraffeCat

    Remember when Denise made a shirt for Theo’s date on the Cosby Show?

    • MilaXX

      Gordon Cantrelle(sp?) originals.

      • TinyDynamo

        Gordon Gartrelle! (And that’s the name of a producer on the show, btw)

        • MilaXX

          Thanks I was too lazy to google the name. :-)

    • Soozables

      “It’s tucked in TO MY SOCKS!”

  • RescueMe23

    They’re just f’ing with us now right? When the first one with netting showed up I laughed so hard people came to my cube. Not. Good.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Now I’m thinking that it is TLo who are playing with us. They’re making a movie and this the horrible nightmare sequence….

  • FibonacciSequins

    The word is COHESION, Walter Van Beirendonck.

    Learn it. Know it. Live it.

    • BlairBear

      It’s cohesively bad and tortured. Also I don’t mind lack of cohesion if the clothes are good . I would rather disjointedly good instead of cohesively bad

      • FibonacciSequins

        True, there is cohesion in its awfulness. It looks like he lined up the models and haphazardly threw every currently trendy reference at them. You don’t know what to look at.

        • BlairBear

          This collection would have be benefited from a nearly naked model or 10 as a palette cleanser

        • FrigidDiva

          Including the baffling trend of mismatched socks. Every time I see some high-schooler with mismatched socks my eye starts to twitch.

    • Gatto Nero

      Right. What is the story here? I love fantasy on the runway, but this looks like he just threw a bunch of random stuff at the wall.

  • Glam Dixie

    I try so hard to look at this stuff and translate the pieces into real world clothes but I just can. not. with. this. Bicycle clothes, grandma prints, fringe shirts. Whatever, maybe my idea of fashion is too narrow for menswear but if I’m wrong, I don’t want to be right.

    • MoHub

      And a lot of Commedia dell’Arte costumes.

    • Thomas

      Some of the blazers are pretty interesting.

  • Chameleon

    Oh no.

  • MoHub

    I’m having trouble imagining how any of these would translate to real-world menswear.

  • oldscrumby

    Matador jackets and karate belts? Taekwondor: the art of hand-to-hoof combat.

    • Mona_Visa

      And tusks. The weaponry on the eyewear could come in handy.

  • cwade1211

    I like a lot of these pieces except the semi sheer hospital gowns. I think many of them could be worn individually with more standard-looking clothes and come off as witty, conversation pieces. But not as styled here especially above the neck with weird makeup and sunglasses/head pieces.

  • Anna

    Well, it’s interesting…

  • robin-m

    Wow. WTF barely begins to cover it. Were all the designers on mushrooms when they designed this year’s menswear collections?

  • Gatto Nero

    Ridiculously overdesigned and not remotely cohesive. What’s the message here? What is the aesthetic?
    Trying so hard for so little result.

  • Kristi Mitchell

    Oh come on now, these designers are just fucking with us at this point, right? Those shoes look like the boots you have to wear when your leg is in a cast. I keep wondering when Ashton is gonna pop out and tell us we all just got punked 2014 edition.

  • rkdgal

    First Stella with the cheap-ass fringe, now Walter? Back away from the glue guns, people…BACK AWAY!

  • JR Labrador

    My retinas are burning.

  • luluransom

    Aaaaand after that lovely Louis Vuitton palate cleanser, we’re neck-deep in cray again. I do like the green swirl shoes though.

  • Denise Alden

    I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to slap someone so hard. FFS.

  • par3182

    Thought bubble above every model’s head: I’ve really got to get a proper job.

    • Linda LaPaz

      The little boy in the red chiffon-y thing with the gold fringe epaulet looks like he’s about to burst into tears!

    • demidaemon

      Also: Maybe I shouldn’t have dropped out of college.

  • MilaXX

    BWAAAHHHHH. Y’al trolling us now, right? This is pure cray. Other than Steven Tyler and Kanye who is wearing this? I would like to see a male celeb attempt those last 3 blazers with a pair of jeans though. The rest of the collection can be taken out back and burned.

    • FrigidDiva

      Maybe our resident EGWC Mr Depp could wear something from this collection…but I don’t see any terrible dad pants so he may have to supplement those from his closet. Also, no hats…wait..visors with face dividers. Maybe he could just create a character based on this collection.

  • kategs

    Slim black pants, a black tee and I’d wear just about any of those jackets. Or a black tux jacket and a lot of the pants. There sure is a lot going on here…

    • Imasewsure

      Yes I thought you could actually see how some of this would work and be pretty spectacular if worn judiciously…. not the same for some of the out-there dreck we’ve been looking at lately

  • random_poster

    It’s Stella for Men!

    • BlairBear

      See I think this makes Stella looks good by comparison . Maybe she paid him

  • AlisonS

    Once I saw potholders (and potholder fabric) I couldn’t not see it. Until I got to the end….
    I will however take that cat tunic. Thanks!

  • Imasewsure

    I love those shoes and I actually can pick out some pieces here I like (the grey/pattern suit fourth from the bottom is fantastic for instance). Weird interjection of workout wear though, right? I’m seeing the pants I wear for martial arts and the color belts here too (hopefully the designer isn’t trying to sell those as part of his collection). It’s kind of fun… no hate here

    • NMMagpie

      Hope not. The last I knew, of you wanted one of those belts, you had to earn them.

  • JauntyJohn

    In 1966 Batman encountered a villain by the name of “Spellbinder.” As is the way of these things he was a failed painter who decided to use the hypnotic and disorienting effect Op Art had on the viewer to help him commit his crimes. He wore a yellow and orange jumpsuit covered in conflicting patterns and colors of checks, wavy lines, lightning bolts, spirals, swirls and sometimes faces.

    Apparently, ladies and gentlemen, these are his henchman.

  • Audrey Lee

    This is completely nuts and exactly what a runway collection should be. Almost none of it is wearable, but it’s interesting to look at and not tired. It’s not a favorite, but solidly above the boring and expected from a lot of designers.

    • Gatto Nero

      I agree that runway shows should bring the drama and fantasy, but I’m just not sure what the story is here.

    • demidaemon

      True, but you should be able to visualize the wearable version. With this collection, I have trouble seeing anything other than cycling outfits, which have very limited usage.

  • MarieLD

    TLo, I think this is where you’re supposed to come in and explain to us that this is just how it appears on the runway and the actual pieces sold won’t really look like this. And maybe you’ll tell us not to worry that this is just a send up of fashion shows. Or that the person or persons bankrolling this designer are suing him for breach of contract. Just something.

  • Alicia

    Between him & Stella buying up all the chainette fringe, come Halloween there won’t be any cheap flapper costumes.

    I am also not sure that roach clips need to make it to the runway.

  • Noah

    I continue my rendition of that world famous classic, “FUCK THIS THING IN PARTICULAR.”

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Please make it stop.

  • Heather

    Fringe shirts and martial arts belts…. what?

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    These menswear collections have mostly made me laugh out loud. This one did not disappoint.

  • ChiKat67

    Never seen a sadder bunch of boys in silly clothes before. The only one who looks like he owns his look is the bearded guy.

  • another_laura

    God help me, I actually like some of the Japanese-influenced pieces toward the top. The print mixing can work. As I proceeded through the rest, though, I was having some problems. And puhleeze – WHAMBAM?

  • kcaza

    I really like the patterned skinny pants (the horizontal and/or botanical, not so much the optical illusion leggings).

    I’m choosing to ignore everything else although I would like to get to know the gentleman with his white belt in karate.

  • International Model

    Michael Alig gets released from jail and now everyone is trying to be a club kid again…

  • Crystal

    Omg this is terrible.

    Crazy and also terrible.

    SO BAD.


    • demidaemon

      OR NOT ENOUGH. Mostly for the viewers/wearers.

  • Frank_821

    Much of this is unwearable as people have said. Some of it is clumsy looking with the appliques sections and it’s not very cohesive on the surface. He seems to be playing against traditional fabric choices. The styling is extreme but deliberate. There seems to be a persistent styling theme of playing against type. Mixing traditional east and west clothing. Day and evening. Suits jackets with athletic wear

    that being said, I have a lot less of an issue with this collection than most of the men’s collections shown recently.

    The Haori jackets are actually quite lovely and don’t deviate too much from what would be considered masculine japanese fabrics. What some people are calling matador jackets are in fact tailcoats. I actually like mixing up japanese and western separates.

    some of the more extreme ensembles are pure costume but have an artistic quality to them. This runway is actually making me think about in a philosophical way unlike the others. Some of this is ugly and disarming but I don’t find myself mocking it the way I did some of the other menswear. I know I must sound nuts for liking this presentation

    and on a final note I actually love the bike shirts and tights. It might be the foofy gay boy in me, but I think those wild pattern work great on spandex sports wear

  • Soozables

    Talk about arts & crafts. The poor guy in red (15th pic down) looks like he’s about to burst into tears. Still, I want the orange/cat tunic for a night gown. OMG, bitter + kitten! It’s a shout-out to the BKs!

  • mmebam

    The villains of Batman go to Marrakesh? I don’t get it…

  • Shawn EH

    Boy Geishas? It’s certainly creative. I think I like the green things (shoes, glasses, fringe shirt).

  • Tami from Seattle

    A lot of ridiculousity, but it is fun to look at.

  • boweryboy

    I love his brand of crazy and have been a fan of his for a while. It’s less about fashion as function and more about fashion as art.

    There’s a wonderful coffee table book about him which is basically an extended essay on his fashion philosophy and the cover has interchangeable images.

  • Mr. J.

    Visual indigestion…..though I do like one or two jackets–the green one with little duckies on it…..

  • Capt. Renault

    He makes a very good living doing this.

    I definitely made some wrong Life Choices.

  • Bert Keeter

    Available world wide in a store near you. NOT! Some pieces are cool…but as a collection, costumey and tedious!

  • kim bunchalastnames

    well, i’d wear a few of the brocade jackets, but … otherwise, yeah, no.

  • Mitchellplou

    It’s ironic that the phrase “Wham Bam” pops up occasionally because none of these dudes are getting laid wearing those clothes!!

  • suzq

    Is that second model wearing a hook on his arm? I’ve heard of “cultural appropriation” but this must be the first instance of “physical challenge” appropriation I’ve ever seen. Ridiculous.

    As for the collection, the male kimonos are the most interesting part of the collection to me. The rest of it is all over the map.

  • lecoffeeaddict

    Hugely tryhard.

  • DinnerIsServed1972

    I want the caftan with the kitten and the giant orange slice.

  • Dreamwr8tr

    I want the to slap the makeup artist so hard, especially for that first picture. Nevermind the sports fan face paint. Half of these look like “Sacrificial Male Models for the Bulls in Pamplona”. The overall effect is “Mix and Match Garment Halves” Project Runway challenge.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Random patch circles glued to clothes? WTF.

  • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

    Surely these must be for the fine folks residing in Panem’s Capitol.

  • Kimbolina

    I guess it’s the year of ugly man sandals.

  • Danielle

    This is what I imagine Kanye’s mind looks like.

  • Patrick Cleary

    I want everyone to dress like this all the time everywhere. Sure, it’s silly and crazy, but men’s clothes are so dull most of the time.

  • nannypoo

    I imagine this is intended to convey some sort of concept but I don’t even want to know what it is.

  • decormaven

    Open the bar car. We’re on the Crazy Train with this one.

  • crash1212

    Seriously? I don’t think so. Some nice textiles, but this collection is just silly. I’m assuming the models are to seen and not heard, but I wonder what goes through their minds when asked to paint their faces and wear a visor/shark fin type of thing. Do you suppose they are able to subdue their snickers and control their eye rolling?

  • Diane_G

    This year’s menswear is very different, but maybe that means the guyditorials will be more interesting..

  • Matt Wołoszyn

    The shoes are excellent – especially the green ones with the navy/white whiplash stripe.

  • Artemis Ephesus

    Dear Male Celebrities,

    Did you get it yet? Everyone is tired of you dressing like you are interviewing for an introductory position at an accounting firm. This season the designers are offering you myriad choices in all the colors of the rainbow. Please pick something new to wear. If you don’t the options will only get wilder. You have been warned. Now, wriggle into some crazy pants and brighten our days. Let the lady celebrities be the boring ones for once.


    • demidaemon

      This is about the only way I can support these collections. But, if the result is my entertainment, I am all for it.

  • Denise Rambo

    I can’t look at any more of these menswear collections. Each one is worse than the last.

  • viridian61

    There are some men of color on the runway, so there’s that.

  • Daenyx

    Rodarte went to China, dropped acid, and made menswear.

  • smayper

    Fantastic costuming for a Dadaist play.

  • demidaemon

    #17 is kind of interesting, but the rest of these are just too WTF for me to even reassess the individual pieces. And this designer sure knows how to pick some ugly prints.

  • conniemd

    Salvador Dali meets menswear designers on acid?

  • StupidSexyFlanders

    Graduation Day at the World’s Saddest Clown College.

  • Stacy C

    Where’s the bull fight??

  • Mona_Visa

    Why stop with tusks on those sunglasses? Go for a full elephant trunk, too.

  • ReadBarbara

    Oh, I am on the bus one day and some guy gets on wearing that onesie, scuba whatever in the last picture.

  • PastryGoddess

    Utterly affected
    Mostly smacked ass

  • The Versatile Chef

    Mr. Van Beirendonck took advantage of the 20 percent discount when he applied for his new credit card at Michael’s.

  • joything

    Halfway down I started laughing and still haven’t stopped.

    • Kristel

      It was the burgundy frippery on the curly-headed model that got me started. I don’t know why it was the burgundy one and not the red tulle-explosion above it, but there it is.

      I will give them this much: they did choose a lot of interesting models, instead of just the square-jawed blank-faced models you often see.

  • sippiambrose

    Not a fan of the foot surgery shoes.

  • t bell

    I hope that those models got double pay for having to wear those excuses for a menswear collection. The only justification for it would be if it were created by blind inmates in an a high security prison for the criminally insane.


    Fun to look at, and very entertaining!

  • rebeemoon

    Would you like the epaulets in tulle or fringe, Sir?

  • FridaStaire

    How come I haven’t heard about the serial craft store heists?

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    So, the Disney costume department got drunk, ate a bunch of mushrooms, and served up these horrors.

  • Beardslee

    Some of the narrow pants are cool – the green pair, 13th photo down.

  • uprightcitizen

    Finally, some sensible menswear with the traditional lines, colors, and fabrics that my father and grandfather wore. Was that so difficult? A man never feels as masculine as when his blazer is festooned in tulle.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Pull up, pull up! There are enough ideas here for three fashion shows. All together, it’s too much. The designer does not lack for vision, but he needs to develop his instincts for editing. I saw one or two blazers and a couple pairs of slim, opulently patterned pants that I’d like to see an adventurous boystar or rocker try.

  • Synnamin

    Well. That’s … something, isn’t it. Bless his heart.

  • quiltrx

    The jackets…well, the matador and haori/happi ones aren’t bad, and I oddly like the use of the brocades. Not sure many men would want them, though.
    But the rest of the jackets…WTF??? It’s like they made beautifully-shaped jackets…then challenged blindfolded crackheads to pin shit all over them. Yikes.
    Seriously, the menswear companies ARE trolling us, right???

  • Heidi Stern


  • Vera

    It’s a beautiful mess.

  • lilazander

    WTF is this fug? Schizophrenic wear?

  • Wattage

    I just love a man in tulle…I think some of the jackets could rock on a woman. And maybe Alan Cumming in one of the tail coats.

  • icm

    wham bam NO thank you ma’am!

  • J. Preposterice

    sweet fancy jesus

  • kimmeister

    I kind of like it. Not for use in real life, of course, but whimsical and interesting to look at. It may just be my love for that green and black brocade monkey print talking.

  • David Kresner

    Long metallic fringe. Tusked sunglasses. Picassoid face paint. Sharks and automatic weapons. Dazzle ship patterned tights. Such coherence for a collection. Really.