Paris Men's Fashion Week Day 4
Jan 25, 2015
Kenzo's colourful and eye-catching collection was a collage of brightly coloured separates: orange - which came in the form of a bomber jacket with matching shiny nylon trousers; fuchsia - in a wool overcoat with contrast utility pockets on sleeves; and aquamarine, which was mixed in an intarsia sweater with patchwork appliqués. You may wonder who the customer is for this collection, as sophistication was omitted in favour of clothes that were loud and definitely do not fade into the background. Perhaps that is precisely the descriptive for the fashionista who shops at Kenzo. He might even like the rubbish bin inspired leather bag.
Wooyoungmi, designed by mother and daughter duo Woo Young Mi and Katie Chung, has slowly been garnering an international fanbase. Already available at stores such as Selfridges and Liberty, the brand has been steadily growing every season. Favouring an elongated silhouette, loose coats, unstructured blazers, and droopy trousers were worn with sneakers with rubber cap-toes.
Dior Homme brought us formal attire for the 21st century, with every model sporting either a tie or bow tie, the look was strict yet thoroughly modern. As the black curtain rose up we saw pristine tuxedos worn with white trainers. Similarly juxtaposed were denim suits and shoes with colourful or thick rubber tread. Designer Kris van Assche stated: “After last season, I wanted it to be about something formal and sartorial but I didn’t want it to be about looking at the past. I wanted it to be radical.”
Hermès for AW15 presented sportswear alongside an urban wardrobe of the highest end. Designer Véronique Nichanian created a collection for the man in the city, with the catwalk set against giant windows with Paris lit up outside. “Meetings of supple and structured silhouettes,” the show notes read, with clothes shown in muted colours such as the finely checked grey double breasted suit from the first look to a taupe leather trouser worn with a classic navy overcoat. Sportswear was casual but luxurious in every sense of the world, like a track pant in sheared mink, or a sweatshirt in crocodile. Even with the sleeves rolled up this is casualwear unattainable for the majority of the world.