Is time speeding up or is it just us? Just as we feel like it got started, Paris Fashion Week (mens) is over. It was a dynamic season which introduced a handful of new faces (Nigo at Kenzo, Bianca Saunders and… Julia Fox), as well as giving an emotional send-off to key figures of the fashion industry recently departed.
Whilst big names on the schedule delivered considered tailoring, bold silhouettes and a dip into neons, we also saw some brands reach into their archives for an updated collection that still felt authentic. We’ve rounded up some of the moments you may have missed in the madness – thank us later.
Closing out the week’s proceedings on Sunday night was Wales Bonner, who delivered a community-focused collection inspired by the 70s. The colour palette was made up of earthy tones, as well as some plaid and stripe prints, and featured everything from knitwear to denim.
Never one to disappoint, Jil Sander contrasted crochet with tuxedos for AW22. By putting the soft crochet stitching next to the hard lines of strict tailoring, Jil Sander played with conceptions of masculine and feminine, all whilst delivering a series of very wearable looks.
What do you get when you cross Jamiroquai with Paris Fashion Week? Junya Watanabe’s AW22 presentation, duh. Injecting the week’s proceedings with a healthy helping of Virtual Insanity and some serious headwear, Watanabe looked to traditional Mexican patterns this season.
Jonathan Anderson lit up Paris Fashion Week with his collection of LED-infused designs. From shaggy faux-fur shawls to orbital jersey constructions, Loewe delivered a bit of everything on the catwalk, in a playful and energetic collection that was widely well-received.
Producing her first ever runway show, Bianca Saunders debuted a collection of sleek, chic, modern and minimalist pieces. It focused on contouring the male body, and bridged denim, sportswear and workwear to name but a few. It was a strong debut from the British designer, who ensured that we will be keeping a close eye on her in the future.
Producing perhaps one of the most underrated shows of the season, in our humble opinion, was Blue Marble. Incorporating inspiration from creative director Anthony Alvarez’s Spanish and Filipino heritage, Blue Marble delivered vibrancy, structure and scarves we would kill for.
Sacai understands structure. From a cohesive collection, standouts included the array of shearling jackets – thick, stiff and cut along a bias. Elsewhere, puffers added another dimension and texture, and Sacai’s footwear drew attention. We love the snow boots and Nike Cortez collab in equal measure.
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