Otherwise known as the La Vie Lumiere, ‘The City of Light’, Paris was a fitting destination for the end of the menswear autumn/winter fashion marathon. We’ve seen commercial New York, electric London and polished Milan yet the best was yet to come with the crème de la crème of menswear fashion weeks – Paris.
Attracting both the famous and fashionable, Paris fashion week showcased the latest trends from premium designers. We have highlighted some of our key trends from Paris to keep you ahead-of-the-game, for the styles that will hit your wardrobe later in the year.
Dries Van Norten combined elements of disparate culture with a romantic vision, featuring shearling on trench coats to bomber jackets, shown on the runway to the acoustic version of ‘The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” the designer stated ‘I just wanted to give Paris a love story’.
Maison Martin Margiela was dedicated to a retro vibe for AW, mixing tank tops with floral trousers and statement coats. Paul Smiths familiar 70’s tailoring was modernised with high cinched waistlines with sun-drenched hues of orange and green. Browse the current Paul Smith London collection now available at Jules B, just in case you can’t wait.
Viktor and Rolf addressed the smart casual dilemma by combining relaxed joggers with cool tailoring for a trend-driven luxury. Precisely cut with slacker sensibility, a guaranteed success for autumn/ winter 15.
The Alexander Wang collection hit the Paris catwalk with a refreshing mix of Californian beachwear style inspired by a laid back way of life. It may seem an unusual choice for an AW collection but given the Wang treatment, this collection resulted in both style and substance. And one for the girls – check out the current Alexander Wang womenswear collection at Jules B for the label’s signature take on contemporary cool.
Back to Black
The final show of Paris Fashion week was Saint Laurent, highly stylish and highly recognisable the brand was inspired by a young generation of musicians in Paris, and the show was homage. Black jackets and polo-necks worn with skinny black jeans, this collection was a confident nod in the direction of uber cool clothing, supporting a colour that we are sure will never fail in the style stakes.