Size does matter apparently, at least according to 3.1 Phillip Lim. Belts, shoes and block prints are all exaggerated in full blown proportions. A lot of black and white, some reds, purples and greens across slim fitting and looser fitted clothes. Quite the innovative collection, if I must say so myself.
I love that fashion allows for an exploration of ideas, identity and ingenuity. And a lot of what is creative genius is initially mind boggling and this collection might probably be one of the many that fall under such description. I personally am still trying to understand how women's wear can be adapted for men; I applaud the inspiration because there are no rules after all. Carry on, Agnès B. Now, more my speed would be the burgundy suit with the double breasted check or the electrifying SLASH exciting SLASH intense red suit! R’eow!
Lovely how Ann Demeulemeester makes all the brighter blues and reds pop against the black palette for a little excitement. The darker more gundge direction chosen for this collection was quite a brilliant idea. I think I rather love it, actually.
Dior comes swimming against the current with looser fitting. This military and sportswear influenced collection is composed of oversized pieces and the suiting that takes the centre stage was presented more casual. Actually interesting.
The theatrics of the Dries Van Noten clothes was very pleasing with all of the prints and classic looks and craftsmanship. Yes, border lining flamboyant but never that. As always, impeccable construction through and through.
Fashions favourite rouge Givenchy, is at it again. Stars and stripes are all through this collection. The inspiration is also much more heavy, a dark pop perhaps? Peep the skirts/kilts and love the red suits as much as I do.
Classic, contemporary and chic designs from Hermès, much too good to be denied best collection of all the shows in Paris. Impeccable tailoring in black, browns, touches of blue, burgundy and white. Also were leather shirts, leather jackets and leather suits. This is the way black-on-black is meant to be styled; against different fabrics and textures. This is one collection of all gentlemen’s dreams.
Issey Miyake carry on their journey of comfort and loose fits for the fall/winter. A whole lot of colour, knitwear, parkas and blazers for you.
Great emphasis on outerwear in sheen trenches, fur jackets and large chequered pattern from the house of John Galliano. Think 1950s gangster with all the expected but unpredictable theatrics for the man of the future.
Junya Watanabe presents a collection for the quintessential lumberjack: plaid pieces, flannel pieces, braces on trousers, thick knitwear and boots. Great jackets and suits are in tow for a great winter. Tim-ber!
Colour blocking, bold prints and sportswear from Kenzo for a very fun-filled winter. Excellent craftsmanship on the jackets and suits. All of the clothes are ready-to-wear and versatile. What a charismatic collection and very nicely done.
There was a time when I planned a “Revenge of the Nerds” party that fell threw -- I digress. Kris Van Assche breathes new life into the geeks closet with a punk inspiration of large checks, double belting and light, long knits for the maverick working class man.
Thank you very much, Lanvin! This collection was good, thoroughly enjoyable filled with trenches suits and jackets. The flared trousers were crafted fancifully. A lot of heavier colours in this collection but strips and brought out a little excitement. Three thumbs!
A little bit of everything from Maison Martin Margiela. Forget that fashion is evolving at an insatiable rate and fall back in love with fur lined jackets, motocross pants, trenches and suiting in assorted beiges. Alrighty then. What do you think?
With a lot of nautical influence in the past few seasons, we see Paul Smith make it much more literal with jelly printed trousers and the actual sea-like colour of neons layered beneath dark knitwear. Also, the return of the once most beloved two-tone trousers, Peter Pan collars and chucky knitwear. Nicely done.
Raf Simons presents a fall/winter collection that is not typical of what would be expected for the extremes of the cold weather. There were hardly any full length trousers but the compensation came as perfect construction and overall great clothes. Find colour blocking with neutral bottoms, green suits, furry canary sweaters and burgundy knitted hats.
One of the things I enjoy the most in this world is to be entertained and I really felt that’s exactly what Thom Browne did with this collection that had American football-buff zombies for models. When carefully considered, each look is actually much more casual. The line features knitted hats, scarves, nautical trousers and amazing shoes.
YSL gives another example on how to style black-on-black clothing. The collection was mainly of slim fitting pieces mostly of leather -- from jackets, suits and shirts. Anything from little bits of leather or from head to toe, this collection’s got that. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection, I found it pleasantly surprising.
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