If you thought clear skin was essential to owning the streets and front rows of fashion week, it’s time to reevaluate. This season is all about blemished skin, riddled with pimples, blackheads and bumps. Or at least it is according to Malaysian designer Moto Guo, who recently debuted at this year’s Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
Described by WWD as ‘nerdy grooming’, Moto Guo sent models down the runway in pastel, almost childlike outfits paired with some pretty spotty and inflamed adolescent looking skin. No word on whether the models naturally had acne or it was the work of a clever makeup artist, but if you weren’t already rocking Brad Pitt-grade baby soft skin then all your teenage dreams are about to come true with this new trend.
Moto Guo’s pimple-prone models haven’t been alone in breaking the mould at this year’s men’s fashion week. Earlier this month, Instagram did its part to make fashion a little more inclusive with the initiative #RunwayForAll. The hashtag shares the stories of 5 different models in an attempt to start a discussion about diversity, or lack thereof, in fashion. Already, this year there appears to be a push towards a more androgynous looking male model, challenging gender stereotypes so firmly ingrained in previous years.