PARIS FASHION WEEK ROUND UP

It was a beautiful time in France as everyone got ready for another exciting week of collections at Paris Fashion Week. The menswear designers have been doing their best to astonish and push the limits of fashion, and this was no exception.

Military meets blue collar for Dior’s Spring Summer Collection. The youthful line incorporates prints of argyle and camo. Using the classic colors of army green, create the ideal companion for the summer colors used throughout the collection. Silhouettes were inspired from both sides of the working spectrum. Military jackets mixed well between suiting and golf inspired ensembles. It’s definitely French menswear at its best.

Raf Simmons is giving one dangerous collection. The grim mood was set from the start as the first model walked out on to the runway fully cloaked and carrying a chained bag. The gritty ambiance was assisted by the dark and neutral tones of the clothing. Everything was kept oversized and elongated with wide leg pants and jackets. Plaids and geometric shapes gave depth to the collection.

It’s an effortless summer essential with Berluti. As always, it’s the strong approach to men’s fashion that makes Berluti so memorable. Flawless tailoring and fresh colors are just what you can expect with this collection. Silhouettes included slim fitting suits, wide leg trousers, and boxy tops. Abstract shapes helped round out the collection by using them as patterns.

Rick Owens is constantly pushing the limits of fashion. In true Owens tradition, the entire collection centered around his two trademark colors, black and white. A sharp shade of orange was used to make a bold statement. Jackets stayed long and slim, as did the rest of the garments. Leather was the primary fabric and added a sense of armor. It’s a true street-wear dream come true.

Balmain takes us on an opulent safari for their spring/ summer collection. It’s the same strong qualities we can always expect from Balmain, luxury and quality. The collection was a desert safari fantasy as the models wore an array of clothes ready for any trek. Slim jackets and cuffed trousers and shorts were at the center of the collection. The neutral and black clothing had gold details witch added a blissful touch. All fished off with modern gladiator sandals.

It was a week full of surprises and strong trends that are already making their way into our closets.

Story By: Tony Madrid
Supplemental Images By: Balmain 

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