The Womenswear Designers We Want To Start Making Menswear Right Now

Whether you dug Isabel Marant’s first menswear outing, for her forthcoming H&M collection, you have to admit it was thrilling to see such an an eminence gris of womenswear embrace the dude market. Perhaps Marant wasn’t at the top of your sweet dreams list (she may have even been at the top of your “beautiful nightmares” list, though I did I think those fringey Navajo sweaters had a kind of cool deconstructed Fair Isle look), but I’d wager you’re always hoping some more of the womenswear favorites would roll out a few collections of menswear. Ahead, the top 15 designers who should do just that.

Rachel Seville is a writer living in New York who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.

  • Jerms

    Doesn’t Oscar de la Renta already make menswear though?

    • Lawrence

      If you count cologne…

      • Jerms

        Nah I mean like sweaters and shit. I got a cardigan for him that is for sure a mens large.

        • Rachel Seville

          He did produce menswear, long ago–in the early ’70s, I believe. Perhaps your sweater is from one of those collections. Not sure when he stopped, but stop he indeed did.

      • Schwartz

        He’s made tuxedos for decades. Although that’s not really anything to go bragging about, especially since they were never that great, but still..

  • Strangethird

    Best article in a minute!

  • prickasso

    yo Rach don’t you know this is Four Pins and we kinda got a thing against espadrilles here?

    That being said, this was a great read. Far more accessible than that Moy-on-acid piece from last week (which I personally enjoyed but some people just don’t *get it*, yaknow?)

    • whorentino perez

      lol “yo Rach” lol “that being said” lol *get it* lol “yaknow”

  • Stuart

    Great article, super informed but still incredibly accessible. Kudos.

  • chazz83

    love mixing womenswear and menswear together…but only some can get away with it, not your typical alpha male type dude but someone who is open to feminine aesthetics.

  • yymilo

    Isabel Marant needs to be in this list..

  • Deaunte Shugart

    Celine, the Row, Oscar de la Renta, and Chloe should really be mens.

    Like an American

  • DD

    And the most Suspect Article award Goes too….

    • blahblahblog

      goes where? and with whom?

  • 4pinsissus

    no helmut lang? marant (not that h&m bs)? FOH

  • Warriah

    Absolutely agree with this list, one of the many reasons I love four pins.