by Tim Neve in New Events on Saturday 2 May 2009

Fashion really is a process of metamorphosis. First there were skinny jeans. Then super-skinny. Then leggings. Then ‘Meggings’ (leggings for men). Now we’re about to go one step further, if Artsu have anything to do with it. Male models strutted the catwalk at Australian Fashion Week in a kind of hybrid-jodhpur: skintight to the knee then flared above with a baggy crotch. Teamed with military-influenced jackets and tees, it’s going to be a long black summer according to Artsu. The collection continued the gothic romantic trends of winter into the warmer months ahead (good news for us Aussies, as we can recycle our current winter wears!) With a darkly Victoriana influence and a nod to equestrian styling we reckon the look will be galloping out of the stores in no time.