It’s Paris Men’s Fashion Week and we can’t hide our excitement for a city that houses some of the world’s most influential fashion Designers. Like every great fashion show, the fashion starts from the streets and the street style servings at this year’s Paris Men’s Fashion Week was as great as we hoped. Lukas Sabbat’s Greg Lauren x Moncler deconstructed jacket caused a hella stare; peering eyes enjoyed some PDA from the power couple that is Big Sean and Jhene Aiko, and after a successful walk for Dolce and Gabanna in Milan, Tinie Tempah made an appearance at the Lanvin show held at Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The headlining moment for this year’s Paris Men’s Fashion Week show would come in form of an announcement by Kim Jones, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, that the Paris fashion week show would be his last collaboration with Louis Vuitton, a position he held since 2011.
Here are some of what we learnt from the Paris Men’s Fashion Week
Boots were especially visible on the runway of this year’s Paris Men’s Fashion Week with Kim Jones adding to his outdoor inspired collection some very expensive Louis Vuitton hiking boots, Sébastien Meunier stayed true to the Ann Demeulemeester Avant-garde tendencies with this year’s designs, adding Jackboots to his collection and Sacai’s Chitose Abe handed Ugg boots a well-deserved comeback.
Tight me up
In the oversized fashion fated world, Kim Jones adds a twist to his final collection for Louis Vuitton with patchwork-printed monogrammed leggings and body stockings. Walter Van Beirendonck S&M Inspired “Gangnam” collection also included body stockings with printed displays of Van Beirendonck’s source material (fetish, recreational sex, and the freedom that represents) in it’s ensemble. It’s these bits of twists either away or towards trends that usually illuminates the genius in a designer.
As clothes become bigger, wider and oversized, accompanying accessories are shrinking with notable examples like the box bags and those trendy camera bags from last season. Bling accessories have also reduced in sizes and the quantity bling enthusiasts wear at a particular time has also reduced. Alexander Mcqueen expressed this trend in their collection by accessorising their looks with pendants designs that came in single and multiple layers.
Its coat season Baby!
from Paul smiths double breasted overcoats, Berluti’s leather wrap coats to Maison Margiela’s plastic rain coats, and hey, we even got some S&M inspired coats from Walter Van Beirendonck, which would surely make for good costumes. It’s very cold outside and keeping customers warm was an important task for the designers at this year’s show with a variety of choices for everyone, ranging from rugged outdoorsy warm clothes to luxury coats, for those who can afford them.
The best of both worlds
While Acne Studios experimented in mixing synthetic and natural yarn for their deconstructed knitwear creation, for Chitose Abe, the creative director of Sacai, she is known for her exceptional technical ability, especially in her signature style of taking two or more items of clothing and meshing them to create a single peace that is usually greater than its individual parts. This style may resonate with many because it feels a lot like these pieces seamlessly bridge two worlds together.