July 5, 2013

Best Of: The Most Exquisite Shows Of Paris Menswear Fashion Week (III)

Let yourself be delighted by the most exquisite and the most spectacular creations by the top fashion designers of the moment, as seen at Paris Menswear Fashion Week:

Dior Homme

Whether you’re a man or a woman, you must have at least once dealt with this scenario: you spot a piece of clothing that you like, only to discover, after trying it on, that it doesn’t exactly go as is with the shape of your body, and it needs a few alterations to truly fit you like a glove. In order to solve this universal problem, Kris Van Assche has sent out onto the runway of the Dior Homme S/S 2014 show, a selection of looks to suit all tastes and sizes. Short-medium-long was a story reiterated throughout the entire show, whether it was about the proportion of trousers, the length of the jackets or the presence/absence of sleeves.

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For the Hermès S/S 2014 show, Véronique Nichanian, creative director for the label’s menswear line, went with the concept of stylish simplicity, punctuated by subtle luxurious details. A cotton jumpsuit won with croc skin slippers, a python jacket worn over a classic white T-shirt, a leather trench coat cinched in at the waist to resemble loungewear and a silk pyjama-style blazer, are amongst the show-s most powerful looks, proving once again that ”less is more” is the way to go for the most stylish results.

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For Lanvin Spring/Summer 2014, Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver imagined a collection in which the focus landed on texture, rather than print. Somptuous fabrics such as silk, mohair or wool, were used to create various silhouettes, from trench coats cinched in at the waist and studded bomber jackets, to oversize coats and skinny suits, boxy jackets and shorts or sporty jumpsuits.

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Saint Laurent

The dandy, with his ultra-skinny shiny leather pants, animal print jackets with edgy lapels, sparkling disco-style tops and studded bomber jackets, seemed to be on Heidi Slimane’s mind when he thought of the image of the Saint Laurent man for Spring/Summer 2014 – a season dominated by the glam-rock culture of the Teddy Boys.

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On a backdrop of a palette limited to shades of black, white and grey, Alexander Wang infused his first Menswear collection for Balenciaga S/S 2014, with a dose of futuristic allure, via jackets and coats with metallic sheen and perforated leather jackets, all paired with classic tailored silhouettes.

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