We hope you’re not too exhausted from the excitement of Milan Men’s Fashion Week because the show’s only just begun. Now heading North, all eyes are on the city of Paris for the next instalment of stunning menswear. The important question: who will be there? Stick around and find out, as we’ve compiled a list of legendary players and fresh new faces that you won’t want to miss.
WALES BONNER – 17/01 (17:30 CET / 16:30 GMT)
British fashion designer, Grace Wales Bonner, is taking her menswear collection overseas to Paris, kicking off the week at 16:30 GMT today. Featuring youthful designs with an afro-centric twist, the brand is renowned for its playful take on luxury. Their SS23 Menswear collection debuted an array of football-style shirts with bold lettering, mesh long-line shirts, and ballooning parachute pants. Set your alarms! There’s not long to go…
SAINT LAURENT – 17/01 (21:00 CET / 20:00 GMT)
Long-standing Artistic Director at Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, returns at 20:00 GMT today for the brand’s menswear show, and after their last one in September we couldn’t be more hyped. Their last show for SS23 took place in a literal desert in Marrakech so it’s safe to say our expectations are very high. What awaits us this evening is likely to be awe-inspiring, so do not forget to tune in.
GIVENCHY – 18/01 (14:30 CET / 13:30 GMT)
Another show with the potential to transport us to a different dimension is Matthew Williams’ Givenchy, at 13:30 GMT tomorrow afternoon. Their last menswear show in June of 2022 had models in multi-functional elevated streetwear walk across a milky, white lake. Random but breathtaking. We’re holding our breaths for a collection as jaw-dropping as it’s venue. Matthew Williams: blow us out of the water.
ISSEY MIYAKE – 19/01 (11:30 CET / 10:30 GMT)
What we’ll see from Issey Miyake this week is somewhat of a question mark, considering the last menswear show we saw from Issey Miyake in Paris was devastatingly the legendary designer’s final show. Passing in August last year, Issey Miyake was known for his stunning use of pleats, something that will undoubtedly be carried on by the brand as his legacy. Prepare yourself for a potentially tear-jerking show.
RICK OWENS – 19/01 (12:30 CET / 11:30 GMT)
Rick Owens’ SS23 Menswear show foreshadowed the end of days, but thankfully the apocalypse hasn’t arrived just yet and thus we’re being treated to another of his stunning collections. Featuring loose, clinging fabrics draped over models, extraordinarily high shoulder pads, and some amazing use of chrome, the brand’s last collection was transportative. We’re just wondering where he’ll take us next.
LOUIS VUITTON – 19/01 (14:30 CET / 13:30 GMT)
Louis Vuitton’s last menswear show was a kaleidoscopic event held on a runway reminiscent of a child’s toy surrounded by giant inflatable red balloons. The looks were playful and exciting, featuring tulle tutus and hypnotic patterns. Whether they return to this youthful aesthetic or decide to take on a more subdued look is yet to be revealed.
MAISON MARGIELA – 22/01 (20:00 CET / 19:00 GMT)
For the finale of Milan Men’s Fashion Week, none other than Maison Margiela. With a juxtapositional menswear collection last year, showcasing black leather trenches alongside silky pink trousers, the brand synonymous with subverting what we expect from a luxury label has been bestowed the honour of closing Paris Men’s Fashion Week, and Men’s Fashion Month as a whole. It’ll be sad to see it end, but not for long as Women’s Fashion Month is on the horizon.
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