January 21, 2013

Best Of Paris Men’s Fashion Week (III)

Find out the stylistic directions prepared by designers for the Fall/Winter 2013 season, by staying tuned to the Best Of Paris Menswear Fashion Week series:

John Galliano

Inspired by German artist Joseph Beuys’ style, Bill Gaytten has created for John Galliano F/W 2013 a collection in which he included elements such as an oversize version of Beuys’ hat, felt shirts with high collars paired with oversize jackets, checked looks and bright-coloured footwear, creating a playful and youthful effect.

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Maison Martin Margiela

In the well-known bizarre manner the the house of Margiela have accustomed us to, the Menswear F/W 2013 collection brought to the runway surprising silhouettes, such as suits that upon closer inspection were revealed to be jumpsuits, oversize patchwork coats, shearling jackets that can be turned over and worn as bombers or ponchos made from the remains of old biker jackets.

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Given that Givenchy will not showcase a couture collection this season, Ricardo Tisci transferred the art of couture into the house’s Menswear F/W collection.the designer experimented with new shapes and cuts (visible, for instance, in the lack of lapels), but also with precious fabrics (the brand’s signature print T-shirts, a recurring element of the menswear collections, were made not in the usual jersey, but in cashmere, taffeta, leather or even velvet.)

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Held at the Museum of Natural History in Paris, the Berluti presentation included, along with clothing, a showcase of the brand’s footwear, from 1895 models to today’s styles.

As for the clothes, Alessandro Sartori, Berluti’s creative director, imagined a collection with a much refined air, in which each piece was manufactured with such detail that it resembles haute couture, for a most luxurious and elegant result.

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Comme des Garçons

For the F/W Comme des Garçons collection, designer Rei Kawabuto showcased a line-up of youthful and playful looks, with a distinctly happy vibe. The chromatic palette which looks like it came from a box of candy, along with the use of unusual fabrics fr a menswear collection, such as lamé or chenille, created a surprising, yet sophisticated effect.

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Kris Van Assche

Sweatpants made out of wool that is usually reserved for suits, blazers with T-shirt prints, shirts with ties transformed into pull-on sweaters, blazers merged with hoodies and hybrid shirt-pullover pieces all came together to create an edgy collection, in Kris Van Assche’s signature style.

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For even more shows, check out Best Of Men’s Paris Fashion Week (I), Best Of Men’s Paris Fashion Week (II), Best Of Men’s Paris Fashion Week (IV). and Best Of Paris Men’s Fashion Week (V).

Photos courtesy of: style.com, wwd.com