No year is complete without a few outrageous fashion trends, and we asked you to weigh in on which one had you scratching your head the most. After counting the votes, it was pretty clear that overstuffed gorilla sleeves were the craziest runway trend of 2011 — we saw the look on the runways at Peter Som, Rag & Bone, and Giles, to name a few, making for a pretty unforgettable — and hard to pull off — fashion fad. We wonder what wacky wardrobe pieces 2012 will bring?
No year is complete without a few crazy fashion trends, and in 2011 there were a few that especially had us scratching our heads. Marc Jacobs sent moonboot-style wedges down his Fall runway, making for a far out, slightly space-age footwear trend. Burberry Prorsum and Christopher Kane showed '60s-inspired plastic and PVC pieces, great for keeping the rain at bay, but still a questionable everyday look. We also saw overstuffed, gorilla-esque fur sleeves at Peter Som and YSL and overtly sexy, undie-baring sheer skirts at Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and more. Out of all the wacky wardrobe pieces we saw this year, which one was the craziest?
Fur, both real and faux, returned for Fall, and one of the most interesting incarnations of the furry stuff was the debut of the gorilla arm. By that, we mean the seriously, thickly fur-covered sleeves of coats. Rag & Bone showed it in their futuristic Scottish ski bum, Giles did it under a black corset, and Peter Som took it to the trench. It's certainly a bold look, but one that could be hard to pull off. What do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?