Pigalle spring 2017

Bride and Grooming: Pigalle Men's Spring 2017

As far as I know, the first and last time a fashion show doubled as a wedding ceremony was back in 2011 at Imitation of Christ in New York, when Tara Subkoff orchestrated a wedding between Lydia Hearst and actor Miles Fischer, which turned out to be a fake.

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Jun 25, 2016 11:27:00
Ann Demeulemeester spring 2017

The Male Sylph : Ann Demeulemeester Men's Spring 2017

Translating Ann Demeulemeester's dark and poetic message for a new generation is Sébastien Meunier's task at the house the cult namesake designer left two years ago.

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Jun 25, 2016 02:15:00
Comme des Garçons spring 2017

Naked Truth: Comme des Garçons Men's Spring 2017

Winning the award for most lo-fi invitation of the season, with what looked like a badly transmitted fax on slippery thermal paper, Rei Kawakubo, founder and head of Comme des Garçons was firing shots. In an unusually vocal collection, loaded with phrases such as ‘The King is Naked Shout Out Aloud’, ‘It’s My Fashion,’ and ‘Pride Before the Fall’ she utilized the moral of Hans Christian Andersen’s cautionary tale The Emperor’s New Clothes.

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Jun 24, 2016 21:13:00
Maison Margiela spring 2017

Inside Out: Maison Margiela Men's Spring 2017

For spring 2017, Maison Margiela had the ambitious goal to "define the role of man in today's society, his uniform, his armor, and the tactile underpinnings of his sartorial wardrobe." This partly translated into soft tailoring with visible basting stitches, worn with brogues that morphed into sandals at the back.

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Jun 24, 2016 21:12:00
Junya Watanabe spring 2017

Tattoos and Turmoil: Junya Watanabe Men's Spring 2017

This morning was decidedly odd for an Englishman in Paris, as it was for the entire UK contingency, who all sat dumfounded after the announcement that the UK had voted to leave the EU. We half expected to be frog-marched to the Eurostar this morning. Instead, we became incredibly apologetic (typically English) and tried to comprehend just who had voted to leave. It was under this cloud of political turmoil that we found ourselves by the Seine at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, in the graffiti-walled underpass, waiting for the Junya Watanabe show to start.

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Jun 24, 2016 16:13:00
Haider Ackermann spring 2017

Flowers and Fireworks: Haider Ackermann Men's Spring 2017

Just like with his women's line, Haider Ackermann has carved a niche for himself in menswear, a territory of luxurious, slouchy, kimono-influenced tailoring with nods to sportswear and an obsession with sloping shoulders and bare ankles.

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Jun 23, 2016 22:34:00
Yohji Yamamoto spring 2017

Moody Hues: Yohji Yamamoto Men's Spring 2017

The staff at Yohji wore the best uniform today, a long line (black of course) shirt split up the sides with the brand name emblazoned on the back and the show date and address. They were perfect Yamamoto, a wry take on modern fashion times.

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Jun 23, 2016 19:12:00
Dries Van Noten spring 2017

Becoming the Art: Dries Van Noten Men's Spring 2017

The hand-cast invitation, a slab of plaster, was quickly understood at show's start. The first few exits looked as though they were made of raw canvas, especially look 8, which resembled a modernized painting smock used in an art studio.

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Jun 23, 2016 18:47:00
Rick Owens spring 2017

Going Soft: Rick Owens Men's Spring 2017

For his spring 2017 offering, Rick Owens' expectedly unexpected set of inspirations included a Hyacinthe Rigaud portrait of Louis XIV, but you'd be hard-pressed to find the slightest trace of nostalgia or historicism in this beautiful collection.

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Jun 23, 2016 16:30:00

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