January 21, 2013

Best Of Paris Men’s Fashion Week (V)

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:

Lanvin

The Lanvin show opened with a suite of elegant outfits – oval-shape coats, shirts with slim ties – a series of looks balanced out by a dose of freshness, in the form of coloured sneakers, and went on to show a set of more casual looks – loose pants, turtleneck knitted sweaters, boxy jackets. Towards the end, a hint of sex-appeal was visible, through the appearance on the runway of a set of transparent fabric shirts.

Paul Smith

Classic silhouettes with a strong dose of optimism – this is what the Paul Smith Menswear Fall/Winter 2013 show looked like. Straight-cut blazers and coats, loose pants, knitted sweaters, fur vests and bomber jackets flooded the runway in tones of mustard, light green, orange, bright red and purple, among many others. The floral and houndstooth prints were also present on the clothes, providing the collection with an even more fresh vibe.

Thom Browne

In a background of hammer noises which designer Thom Browne proposed for his Menswear Fall/Winter show, models stepped out onto the runway sporting bizarre outfits, a signature look for Browne’s collections. Straight and loose pants with print inserts, ecclesiastic looks, in the form of male skirts, boxy jackets and capes with exaggerated shoulders, along with the overlapping of prints and textures – all found their place in the Browne Menswear show, for an eccentric, yet elegant outcome.

Melinda Gloss

Cozy knits, classic-cut suits, sublte prints with a floral motif, the occasional appearance of plaid, prints inspired by artist Willem de Kooning’s brush strokes and an injection of optimism in the form of bright, playful colours, made the firstMelinda Gloss Menswear runway show a true hit.

Saint Laurent

Slim silhouettes, leather pants with strategic cuts bordered by zippers, animal print scarves, plaid shirts, distressed jeans, fur coats and extra-large foulards, along with the presence on the runway of a couple of female models sporting men’s clothes – all contributed to the rock chic allure that Heidi Slimane wanted to give his first Saint Laurent Menswear show.

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 (III). and Best Of Paris Men’s Fashion Week (IV).

Photos courtesy of: style.com, wwd.com