Paris Menswear SS15: Day 1 and 2 Favorites

We have now arrived in Paris! The city of love, art, and of course, fashion. Paris has an abundance of designers to showcase during fashion week, so it’s really hard to pick my favorites. But alas, it must be done.

Valentino
For their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, Valentino decided to also go with the trend of combing sportswear with the everyday menswear. They also added pajama-like silhouettes to the pants of the collection, along with boxy tops and large cut sweaters. To make the collection more refined, designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli added embroidery to some of the pieces to give it a more high-class feel.




Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf also played around with a balance between sportswear and formal wear for their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. Roomy shirts paired with tailored pants gave the collection a relaxed feel. Materials such as mesh and cotton gave the collection a sportswear feel, while the tailored cuts gave it a formal feel. Viktor & Rolf also played with color-blocking, as well as using geometric shapes.




Louis Vuitton
Designer Kim Jones wanted to combine regal elegance of Rajasthan in northern India with the structure of military design for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. The bright colors represented the wonders of India, while the structure in the clothing pay homage to the on-the-go military man. Jones designed this collection with the mind of a traveler, and how functional the collection would be to travelers, as well as how travelers would want to look.




Balmain
Athletic fashion pieces have just taken over Men’s Collection! And Balmain was no exception. Olivier Rousteing, who showed the his collection in an appointment-only show, had designed the collection thinking of the athlete off the field. The collection was strong in color and in silhouette, with tailored pants and loud bomber jackets. I loved every piece of this collection, and I am excited to see who wears the pieces, as I would wear a lot of the pieces in this collection.




Dries Van Noten
“It was time for something completely different. I wanted a sensual man.” That is what Dries Van Noten said on his Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection. Van Noten was inspired by male dancers, and that was reflected in his collection from the bare-chested models wearing unitards/knit waistbands, to down to the dancer-like shoes. The collection had a relaxed, rock-and-roll attitude to it. With large scoop-necks and blousy shirts, it gave an effortless feel and flow to the collection.




What does everyone think of the Paris Collections so far? Let me know in the comments below. In the upcoming days I’ll be reviewing more of the Paris Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collections! So stay tuned for those! Laters!

-R.N.

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