It has been interesting to me to track the rise of the man skirt. For decades avant garde designers tried with no success whatever to forward the idea of skirts for men. This was largely due to their utterly misreading how to go about it, along with the culture simply not being ready for it. Social changes with regard to sexual identification, and a loosening of attitudes about gender roles have opened the door for man skirts to start making an appearance.
First, it was with kilt wearing fellas, like myself, who, through companies like Utilikilts braved the streets and broke a few barriers. Then designers all over started showing kilted looks, and now, full on skirted looks that take every variation of well known women's skirts and re-imagine them have been hitting runways.