What a fantastic time for menswear. Parisian designers really brought luxury to the forefront. Wether it was with rich textiles or tailoring, the Parisian Autumn/Winter 2016 season will be great.
Rick Owens! What can I say about Rick? This collection was still Rick Owens in that he is pushing the boundaries of what is menswear, not only in Paris but elsewhere. Yet, at the sometime this was tailored magnificently. And not that he does not tailor his apparel but for this season it was more evident. I have love Rick Owens and his menswear, it is truly something that I will wear. It was brilliant.
White Mountaineering, showed a collection at Pitti Uomo and for Paris they showed their own brands collection. This was very rugged, yet wearable. It was plaids, boots and outwear done wonderfully. Very fashion forward, definitely been put on my radar.
Kris Van Assche for both his line and Dior Homme, were in harmony. Van Assche has separated his own aesthetic to Dior’s. For AW16, Van Assche injected some of his own DNA in the Dior Homme collection. For me it worked on many levels. It was young and edgy but at the sometime very Dior. You should check it out.
Dries Van Noten has been a favorite of mine for years. I might be a bit biased when it comes to reviewing his collections but I just think he is that good. This season for his menswear, Van Noten takes inspiration from military with a little bit baroque infused with art. I like the coats they were decorated but this masculine. And that is what it was, a very masculine collection above all the decorations, textiles and silhouettes. This was a magnificent collection.
Faith Connexion was put on my radar this season. This brand is helmed by Christophe Decarnin who was the designer before Olivier Rousteing at Balmain. Deccarin is taking his grunge approach into something great and fashion forward. It is not for everyone but seeing something like this among all the great Parisian fashion is great. It is put together and very fashionable.
Sacai and Lavin were great as well.
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