Here are highlights of the Paris Men Fashion Week in which many different themes are used…
At the Givenchy show, which witnessed the most striking images Paris Fashion Week with its models that walking on water, a milky white water-filled pool turning around a giant white font set up in the garden of the Military School located in the 7th district of Paris was served as runway. The inspiration for this first menswear collection of Matthew M. Williams, who has been preparing designs for Givenchy since 2020, is the style of Jamaican reggae-singer Alkaline. The music of the fashion also bore his signature. Matthew M. Williams brought streetwear style to the podium with long and loose silhouettes, bold chains, logo embroidered bomber jackets and face masks.
One of the highly anticipated shows of Paris Fashion Week, Ami presented women’s and men’s collections together at the foot of Sacré-Coeur Basilica. Audrey Tautou, the star of “Amélie”, opened the Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show with a cream trench coat, a plain shirt and white jeans that are the classic outfits of the Parisian woman in the set of “Amélie”. Ami’s founder and creative director, Alexandre Mattiussi takes inspiration from Paris, the Montmartre region where the basilica is located and refers to the brand’s heart logo, in his collection titled “Cœur Sacré”, which translates as “The Heart is Sacred” and is an inverted version of the basilica’s name. Ami’s men’s collection also had pieces reflecting the Parisian style. Blazers, Breton tops, lozenge-patterned sweaters, loose-fitting coats, shorts, flares, green and beige suits were the highlights of the show. Cara Delevingne and Precious Lee walked in the runway; there were Carla Bruni, Catherine Deneuve and Naomi Campbell in the audience.
In the “Futuro Optimisto” Spring-Summer 2023 collection, Casablanca, who dreams an optimistic future, tells three different vignettes based on a deep-seated understanding is that all negative encounters can transform into absolute positivity by believing even the most tremendous storm can be gateway to abundance: Vaqueros, Phantastica ve Nature & Architecture. Inspired by the lives of cowboys in Mexican geography, the designs prepared using hand embroidery technique and bead cage works stand out. The lines of 70s are one of the remarkable details of this fashion show, in which you can feel yourself at the rodeo.
Artistic director Nigo expands the universe he established in his first collection last season. Diversified with silhouettes and motifs from the Kenzo archive, the Spring-Summer 2023 collection reconstructs Kenzo Takada’s iconography and the view of Paris through the eyes of a Japanese. Built on British tailoring values, the collection bears traces of the work clothes of American railroad workers of the 1930s and 40s. The collection also winks at the Kenzo’s archive’s designs from the 1970s and 80s. Bomber jackets, white denim suits, straw, fedora and colorful bowler hats drew attention in the designs reflecting the preppy style identified with the brand. Red applique flowers are also used abundantly in the collection, where the nautical theme is intensely handled.
Dries Van Noten
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection was a show of strength for men’s clothing archetypes. Inspired by the Zazou subculture of Paris during WWII, the most striking piece of the collection was the wide bands emphasizing the waist. Attributing to the Buffalo style, the collection includes thin striped suits, wide-leg trousers, patchwork shirt capes.
Inspired by the androgynous beauty and effortless elegance of American actor Joe Dallessandro, Valette Studio’s new collection reflected the joy of the 1960s on the podium with pop-art flowers and psychedelic motifs. The collection drew attention with sleeveless and body-hugging shirts, pleated tailored poplin trousers, short shorts, and lace tops; it also features vest designed from terry cloth, combinations that evoke the language of casual sportswear and lazy summer holidays with Valette Studio’s main understanding, “comfortable fashion”.
Juun.J is a Korean designer who combines modern tailoring with street culture and sportswear. Using the term “Street Tailoring” for this, Juun.J presented the “Juun.Jeans” collection this season, which was prepared only from denim. Black and white dominate the collection, which includes wide-shouldered jackets, cargo pants, overalls, sleeveless tops and blazers.