Trendstop brings FashionUnited readers a peek at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for Fall Winter 2022-23.
Breaking down gender barriers underpinned many of the Parisian collections as designers experimented with a more fluid approach to menswear. Hints of handwork, vibrant prints and bold colourways combined with traditional masculine styles provided exciting, unexpected contrasts. Decorative, detailed and with a playful sensibility, Parisian menswear embodied the optimistic post-pandemic fashion mood.
Luke and Lucie Miers bring a new twist to the label’s masculine tailoring by incorporating classically feminine techniques into their elegant suiting. Crochet was key, with panels spliced into jackets and used for contrasting soft accessories to soften sharp lines with a handmade, homemade feel. Personality, individuality and a dose of eccentricity were expressed in the hippie-inspired zodiac motifs and astrological prints. Along with sharp lapels and pointy boots, the collection embodied the bold, post-pandemic spirit that defined much of contemporary menswear.
Dries van Noten
Dries Van Noten also explored the joys of life beyond lockdown. Hibiscus blossoms and animal prints nodded to exotic travel destinations, while lurex, sequins and faux fur brought a carefree, fun and party-esque element to traditional tweed and wool tailoring. Gender fluidity underscored a collection of pieces that would be equally at home in a male or female wardrobe, as quilted suiting, puff sleeves and sheer sweaters enhanced their androgynous appeal.
The revival of dandyism defined the Hermes catwalk as performance enhancement met ornate luxury. Supple leather, crocodile skin and cashmere were mixed with technical satin, detachable components and sporty references ensured that functionality took center stage. A masculine take on the Hermes Birkin bag brought echoes of the label’s women’s collection to the collection, while bright orange, green and yellow tones expanded the possibilities of the men’s collection.
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