Numéro Homme: Performance

Leggings are for dancing, and so are skirts, as long as they are paired with them. What other way to say this than by the modern version of stop motion photography?

'Performance' from Numéro Homme 17 Printemps-été 2009
Par Victor Callens par Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Réalisation: Serge Girardi

I must say that, along with Hedi Slimane's photos of skaters wearing his Dior Homme creations, these are the most convincing images I have seen of men wearing skirts. Movement, it's all about movement.

Débardeur en maille jacquard, Gaultier2; kilt en toile laquée, John Galliano; jean imprimé, Roberto Cavalli; sneakers, Lanvin; ceinture en cuir, The Viridi-Anne

Short, Nike; pull en maille de coton, Gucci

And color, which this editorial so spiritedly splashes around with: like spring and summer after an overly oppressive winter. Who says man skirts have to be black and gothic?

Pull à emmanchures raglan en maille rigide, Calvin Klein Collection; bermuda plissé en coton; Comme de Garçons Homme Plus; jean, Dior Homme; sneakers, Martin Margiela

Something you can't do with bermuda shorts.

If summer has to deal with the color black, it will have to be in patterns. More than one, even more than two. Let the combinations be dizzying. Let them move!

T-shirt imprimé, Comme de Garçons Homme Plus; bermuda en acétate imprimé, Emporio Armani; leggings, Nike; sneakers, Dior Homme

T-shirts imprimé, Edition limitee Stephen Sprouse pour Louis Vuitton

Let colors and patterns scintillate together.

T-shirt à ceinture élastiquée en jersey de coton, Dior Homme; sarouel en jersey de coton imprimé, John Galliano; leggings en velours éponge, Vivienne Westwood Man; sneakers, Nike

Stars that glow in the dark.

Let your step be light.

T-shirt en jersey de coton imprimé, Jean Paul Gaultier; short vintage customisé, Z Zegna; leggings, American Apparel; sneakers, Edition limite Stephen Sprouse pour Louis Vuitton

Take the disco with you in your every stride.

(Don't you think only dancers can give justice to these mirror leggings?)

T-shirt oversize en jersey de lin imprimé, John Galliano; leggings miroir, Maison Martin Margiela; sneakers, Dior Homme