Death Themes Still Evident in Fall Menswear

From left, DSquared2, Alexander McQueen, and Gianfranco Ferré.

Last fall, zombie chic emerged as a big trend on the men's runways, with models made up to look pale and ghostly, or as though they'd been dead for five days. Fall 2010 includes similarly grim themes so far. Alexander McQueen put Sting on the invitation for his men's show, labeling him "The Bone Collector." The Times notes, "a fascination with skeletal remains haunted the collection." In related news, the models in the show were really, really thin! HAH. Moving on: DSquared2 made their models look like they had been splattered with blood, which is actually kind of gross, but hey! Also different! And we admit this is kind of a stretch, but Gianfranco Ferré sent one model down the runway in a leather crop-top sort of thing that reminds us of the top half of a butcher's apron, which McQueen showed for fall 2009, which a brutal killer might wear to, well, you know. In any case, that Ferré model kind of looks like he could be on his way to kill somebody.

See Alexander McQueen's complete fall 2010 men's collection.
See DSquared2's complete fall 2010 men's collection.
See Gianfranco Ferré's complete fall 2010 men's collection.