Paris Men’s Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017/18
The resume of the Paris Men's Fashion Week it’s hard work, and these days have been awaited anxiously for the No1 frontrunner fashion city.
Watching a fashion show is similar to flipping through the pages of a book full of beautiful images and storytelling. One more reason to love this city, during this time of the year, are the Asian designers who continue to enrich the French capital with their innate elegance and imaginary treasures.
Balenciaga’s Creative director Demna Vasalia opened the week with a reinterpretation of the corporate dressing. The new unconventional uniform office has a young attitude, oversized silhouettes, sporty accents, and the inevitable ties – for the sake of the famous dress code.
For Berluti, Haider Ackermann’s poetical soul debuted with long soft coats, lots of velvet and cropped pants to show off the boots.
Dries Van Noten abandoned its rich decorations and shifts towards strong shapes, while Valentino's boys were presented as proper English boys in pastel tones, with the coats, caps and sweaters becoming “carriers” of statement phrases by the punk legend Jamie Reid.
Whimsical big buttons, layering play, horizontal lines, shirts made of different tartan, totem faces' knitwear and the "reinterpretation" of the most popular Vans SK8-HI, were the elements of Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
A beautiful mess characterized Rick Owens’s fashion show, led by layers of quilt, huge shapes and exaggerated sleeves, all coming together in captivating combinations of colors and materials.
“Nothing” was Lanvin’s key word reflected in the brand’s collective effort to delete every single trace of logo, unlike the trends of the moment.
The recently born Ami showcased some pretty cool daywear: Relaxed trousers, checked coats, denim and bright colors.
The Japanese Commes des Garçons Homme, CdG Shirt, Sacai, Kolor and the South Korean Wooyongmi, Juun.J are the brands that thanks to their innovative attitude, managed to break the modern life routine and redifine beauty through the creation of unique pieces.
Interesting were also the collaborations between luxury and streetwear brands: Luis Vuitton X Supreme presented a limited edition collection that became viral on Internet and the Social Media in a few minutes: The collection depicts the union between the French heritage and the Made in Usa brand; the outcome is a new aesthetic of streetwear-elegance.
Junya Watanabe was one of the first designers to “demonstrate” the co-branding with other labels, such as Levi’s, Carhartt, and Barbour: This time the Japanese designer’s pick was The North Face.
Yes: Paris Je T’Aime!
Words Alessandro Ieva