Fashion month has come and gone, and we’re happy to hang our hats till February. And while, season after season, we make it a point to round up the more covetable fashion trends, this time around we thought, why not give some of the — errr — less-than-aesthetically-pleasing, not-so-commercially-viable Spring 2018 looks their due?
And there were quite a few. In some cases, poor decision-making led to designs that had us thinking “how?” and “why?” and “wtf?” as we gazed on in disbelief. Other times, the tacky, ill-proportioned clothing was clearly meant to provoke. (We’re living in the heyday of ugly-cool, do-it-yourself fashion and Alessandro Michele, Demna Gvasalia and Christopher Kane are beyond willing to champion the cause.)
So, with a little help from a biting (but eloquent) thread in our forums in which members reflect on the worst ensembles they’ve seen on the catwalk, we compiled 20 of the ugliest** looks from the Spring 2018 collections. Enjoy them all in the gallery above. Warning: high-fashion garbage bags, lime green acid wash and some confusing tweed-patent pants lie ahead.
**For the record, we don’t use the word “ugly” to disparage any of the designers. Many of these pieces exhibit incredible craftsmanship and shared the runway with truly impressive collections. It’s just that…well, you’ll see.