Paris Menswear is almost over! But we will stay in Paris, as we go from menswear to the haute couture in a matter of days. So let us savor these last few days of Menswear…before the hellish race to finish the couture garments, which will be finished probably 2 minutes before it hits the runway. Let’s be real here.
Layers upon layers upon layers. Those are the words that describe the Spring/Summer 2015 Sacai Collection. A plethora of coats paired with cargo shorts took over the runway, as well as the off-centered belts that completed some of the looks. Chitose Abe, designer for Sacai, also played with cameo print by enlarging the print so that it had a more geometric tone, and adding some color to make it pop. Sacai parka and coats are great to wear during those chilly summer nights at the beach.
For this season, Kris Van Assche designed the Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection with three distinct themes: the first was Classic Dior, the second was straightforward fashion, and the third was more edgy than the rest. Some of the items that were edgy had hand written musings, written by Christian Dior himself, printed on some of the items. Quotes such as “Traditions have to be maintained,” and “In troubled times like ours, we must maintain these traditions, which are our luxury and the flower of our civilization,” were some of the musings printed on pants and tops. This was a great collection, as it balanced fun with the classics.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
A mix between California cool and the landscapes of Mars influenced the Spring/Summer 2015 Marc by Marc Jacobs Collection. It was an interesting pairing with tribal patters that you would see at summer festivals, and the landscape of Mars also on the same outfit. It was a fun, summery collection that any young individual would love to wear on a hot summer day.
“This house is not the house of ‘normcore,’ and I am done with minimalism,” said Jean Touitou while introducing his Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection. The collection was slightly inspired by the nineties, with the fit and simplicity of the collection. The A.P.C. Spring/Summer 2015 Collection is a great one, in that it is simple, but still manages to shine on its own.
Memories never fade. That is what designer Mihara Yasuhiro wanted to convey this in his Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. The theme of “Fragment” came about when close friend and stylist, Bryan McMahon, who worked with Mihara died earlier this year. “I come from the country of the kimono and the original street style,” he said. “Bryan brought classic tailoring and elegance to the brand.” This collection was the final farewell to his longtime friend. Mihara combined different patterns together, as well as combined different pieces of denim together to convey the memory theme; as the past and present are fused together to make the future.
For the Spring/Summer 2015 Menswear Collection, designer Véronique Nichanian had this sonnet to say about the collection:
A manifesto of prints.
Solar, cavalier charm.
The collection had a variety of prints, from florals to different graphics, that paired well with the different solid colored items in the collection. From cream suits to the bright orange sweaters, the collection had a cohesive vision, which is why Hermès is one of the top designers of the luxury stores.
Whoo! Those were more designers than usual. But we got through them! Let me know which collections you liked on Day 4, whether they’re on my list or not. Tomorrow will be the last day of the Menswear Collections until, forever!
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