The world already saw RompHim, a male version of rompers hit the fashion scene not too long ago, and the world went bonkers with what was then the latest in gender-bending fashion – all thanks to ACED design in Chicago that pretty much took onesies for men to a whole new level.
Now we have the latest ensemble, designed by LA-based brand Hologram City – putting the now ancient rompers to shame with their entirely laced pastel shirts and shorts combo. You can either wear the pieces separately or together to create the illusion of a romper. The rest is left to your own imagination.
This summer craze was first seen on rapper Cazwell’s new single – ‘Loose Wrists’ where he and male dancers featured the new clothing piece. This floral, lacey get-up owes its creation to Hoza Rodriquez, owner of Hologram City who was commissioned by Cazwell to design the outfits for his music video. The song raps about everything from the White House, to getting ‘catfished’ on Grindr.
Apparently, the picture of these five boys leaked on Instagram even before the music video got released and became such a sensation that Cazwell’s original plan of featuring the shorts as jogging outfits for the video was so widely acclaimed that even button shirts were added.
Celebs like Miley Cyrus, Ciara and Fergie have all been seen flaunting in Hologram City’s designs, as have J-Lo’s backup dancers during performances but the company’s tagline – ‘Don’t fkn mesh with us’ – hardly prepared anyone for its uber-feminine and extremely revealing new men’s clothing.
Lace shorts aren’t entirely new. Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele has dressed his models in them for the runway in 2015 for the spring/summer 2016 collection. Seems like the Los Angeles fashion line is trying to make lace shorts happen for men and has quite understandably, quickly earned attention from the internet.
Let’s just call this a comeback. Available in striking pastel colours such as purple, pink, blue, green and yellow; they really turn heads.