doesn't "haute couture" mean "high sewing?" if that's the case, then kiton and oxxford are making haute couture for men...if you go to a good custom tailor and ask him to make you a red velvet jacket with mink fur lapels and 24k gold buttons, would that be haute couture? i'm not sure i understand the question.
Without question,Kiton and Oxxford make superb,handsewn and bespoke menswear. I'll try to be more clear. Women's haute couturiers take more risks,experimenting with innovative fabrics and cuts. The results range from "pimpish" (although I doubt we'd see any velvet jackets with mink collars
) to arty. Â I know there isn't the demand for such fashion among men yet. Whether it's because most men don't wish to get in touch with their "inner peacock" or what,I don't know. I just think it'd be exciting to see menswear taking some of the same chances that womenswear designers do -- if only to see what they could create. Something more daring than a subtle change in the slope of a shoulder,or the fit of a jacket waist.