Paris Fashion Week Men’s never fails to present a multitude of innovative designs to shake up the mesnwear industry. Acclaimed labels returned to the fashion capital, with highlights from Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and our very own Paul Smith, redefining the luxury style and collaborating sportswear giants. We also saw an emergence of new designers at the helm of top fashion houses, including Haider Ackermann at Berluti and Francesco Risso for Marni, with fresh ideas and a forward-thinking approach. Unmistakable trends from Paris Autumn/Winter ’17 include boxy silhouettes and oversized tailoring in reconstructed suits and clashing heritage checks and, we are very pleased to say, the trainer trend returns to give a contemporary edge to our smart attire. We present the highlights of Men’s Paris Fashion Week and get set for the exciting trends ahead.
Renowned for handsome design, Valentino’s collection pulled focus to tailored layering, inclusive of knit jumpers, large overcoats and flare trouser nearly scraping the catwalk. Fusing preppy apparel with sporty accessories, Valentino balances it’s heritage style with the current trends.
Committed to bring sharp design to every men’s wardrobe, Balenciaga presented a collection of masculine silhouettes with contemporary detailing. Long trench coats were styled over patterned shirts and ties peaked underneath with a hit of colour, also we saw ski-boots paired with over-the-knee socks for a daring catwalk touch.
One of our favourite designers, here at Jules B, Paul Smith didn’t disappoint as he showcased his collection in Paris this week. In London style, the label merged men’s and women’s pieces on the catwalk and to blend gender styles, both sides saw a hit of clashing prints including smart checks and bird motifs.
With Francesco Risso at head of design, Marni proved there is a place for sportswear in formal dress. Slouchy designs translate the laid-back attitude of 2017 fashion, wide trousers draped to the floor and boxy overcoats were pulled in with thick waist belts.
Louis Vuitton & Supreme
The blurring of lines in fashion becomes more apparent every season, here megabrands, Louis Vuitton and Supreme triumph to combine luxury tailoring and leisurewear. Oversized suits swung along the catwalk accentuated by bold accessories boasting the Supreme name and leather trainers tied the effortless look together.