Would YOUR man wear a corset? Fashion student creates slim-fitting tapered girdle that he says enhances the male figure, giving a ‘V-shape appearance’
- Zdenek Lusk, 22, who studies at Nottingham Trent University designed garment
- Said he notices male gym-goers try to get square shoulders and tapered waist
- Corset is made with fuse tape with plastic boning which is covered in webbing
- He suggested people wear the garment to ‘nightclubs’ or ‘out for drinks’
A fashion student has created a men’s corset that will enhance the male figure and give them a ‘V-shape appearance’.
Zdenek Lusk, 22, who is from Czech Republic and now studies at Nottingham Trent University, was motivated to design the piece after noticing many male gym-goers were looking to create ‘big, square shoulders that taper down into the waist’.
He went about crafting the corset, which is made with fuse tape with plastic boning covered in webbing.
It also features a toggle elastic band at the back, in place of traditional laces, allowing wearers to tighten or loosen the corset to create their desired look.
Zdenek Lusk, 22, who is from Czech Republic and now studies at Nottingham Trent University, was motivated to design the piece after noticing many male gym-goers were looking to create ‘big, square shoulders that taper down into the waist’
Speaking to FEMAIL, Zdenek said the v-shape was ‘essentially what a corset is creating.’
He said: ‘It pushes out the shoulders and creates a triangular shape. There’s no reason why this item of clothing cannot be appropriated for men.
‘It’s not about me saying that all men should start to wear women’s clothing – far from it.
‘Nor is this about simply trying to help men hide their beer bellies.
He created a men’s corset that will enhance the male figure and give them a ‘V-shape appearance’
‘But the corset could serve all men’s interests in the modern day. It’s about accentuating what’s already there and creating a garment which enhances the look many men want.’
He continued: ‘There’s a whole world out there we can explore without losing our identity as men.
‘I think it’s good for people to be proud of their masculinity, but it can be done in a more intelligent way.
‘I like the idea of having the corset in a street style with jeans and a bomber jacket, but my aim is to create a concept here for men to use individually in the ways they feel appropriate.
Zdenek’s design features a toggle elastic band at the back, in place of traditional laces, and is made with fuse tape
Zdenek, who is originally from the Czech Republic, but spent many years growing up in Northern Ireland, said men could wear the garment to ‘a club’ or ‘out for drinks’
‘You could wear it to a club or out for drinks, for instance, in place of a formal shirt. It is more wearable than people expect and is designed to comfortable.’
Zdenek’s work will feature in Nottingham Trent University’s art and design Summer Show.
This will see graduating artists and designers displaying their work as part of an online public exhibition.
The School of Art and Design student said he ‘likes the idea’ of having the corset incorporated into street style and worn with jeans and a bomber jacket
Other subject area on the site include Knitwear and Textiles Design, Fine Art, Visual Communication and Design for Stage and Screen.
Emma Prince, Fashion Design Course Leader at Nottingham Trent University, said: ‘Although historically men’s corsets were worn discreetly under garments in the 18th and 19th century, Zdenek is looking at the garment in a new way to show styled with streetwear which he developed through his final collection research.’