July 2, 2012

Best Of Paris Menswear S/S 2013

The Paris menswear fashion shows for next season season have just wrapped up and Fashion avec Passion brings you the best of the Spring/Summer 2013 menswear collections:


The Japanese designer’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection oscillated between loose fits and skintight leather pants. Leather was a recurring element within the collection, showing up on blazers’ lapels, belts, collars, as well as in the form of a fiery red leather jacket and even on the inside of a vest. A few prints punctuated the show, but all in all, the looks described a manly look that is stylish due to an element of surprise.

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Kris Van Assche

For his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Kris Van Assche played with the most basic item of clothing in a man’s wardrobe: the T-shirt. Thus, a series of hybrid clothes: collars and sleeves of white shirts blended with the back and sleeves of jersey cotton T-shirts, giant argyle prints embellished blue shirts, and layers tricked the eye into not knowing whether it’s a shirt or T-shirt. The collection movds from sporty to refined with the appearance of a series of crisp suits with tiny geometric patterns that enhanced their elegance.

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Boris Bidjan Saberi

For his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Boris Bidjan Saberi juxtaposed sportswear with eveningwear, creating looks featuring sweatpants or drawstring shorts, teamed with tailored jackets with origami-style folds and patchwork appliqués of technical fabrics. Chromatically, the collection was kept simple, with lots of black, white and muted blue.

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Cristopher Kane

The answer to impeccable style? Keep it simple, according to Cristopher Kane. The designer used basic pieces of clothing – simple shirts, trousers, shorts and T-shirts as a canvas for his imagination. The result was a collection of florals and brushstrokes, either printed randomly all over the clothes or just as one bold statement.

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Jean Paul Gaultier

The sailor – a house icon of Jean Paul Gaultier’s – meets Indian chic in the designer’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Sailor’s trousers, Breton stripes (the house’s staple) and cape-back tops, are paired with turbans, colourful pants of Indian inspiration and jackets embellished with Oriental motifs in a fresh interpretation of the mystic lands of the East merging with modern Western style.

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Louis Vuitton

A new element was added to LV’s two staples – travel and luxury – and that is sport. This way, the Vuitton man is ready for any adventure summertime may have to offer, but everything he does, he does in style. The ancient artisanal Japanese technique of boro was used to create patchwork jackets, shirts and shorts, which were paired with elegant looks featuring form-flattering jackets in organza, suits with mother-of-pearl buttons and crisp blazers.

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The concept of “Light and Shadow” was the theme around which the Spring/Summer 2013 Rynshu collection was built. Contrasting fabrics created a photo negative effect, while the linings stood out, creating the illusion of shadows. Butterlfy prints, floral motifs and a 3 meter long black rope draped like a stole were small details that gave the collection a fresh and youthful vibe.

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Photos courtesy of: dailymail.co.uk, style.com, vogue.co.uk