Jan 23rd, 2018, 01:34 AM

Men's Paris Fashion Week Hits a High

By Spence David
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Innovation, luxury and streetwear hit the catwalk.

Paris is one of the most coveted locations for a designer to have the chance to show a collection. Male fashion continues to become cooler day by day and the 2018 Paris Men’s Fashion Week did not disappoint, presenting strong looks and bold trends on and off the runway. Designers incorporated their own personality while staying true to their brand’s aesthetic. As the fashion world moves forward, luxury street-wear is becoming more prominent than it has ever been. Brands that have embraced this concept this past week include Louis Vuitton, Amiri, Vetements, and Off-White.

One of the most talked about shows that took place this season was Louis Vuitton. Since the announcement that Kim Jones was leaving the brand after transforming it after becoming the creative director, Jones developed a powerful and unique runway show to leave his position at Louis Vuitton with a bang. The collection included Louis Vuitton’s signature LV scattered throughout the works of art and Jones even went as far as to close the men’s fashion week collection with none other than Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. The runway was full of silver, blue, and brown denim, silks, and cotton with an occasional pop of orange and yellow to break up the show.

Valentino and John Galliano created countless looks that would easily put their clients on any best-dressed list. Combining the sweater and sweatshirts with blazers and dress pants making whoever is wearing them look like they are the coolest kids on the block. Both luxury brands took different approaches with Valentino siding for sleek collection pieces that could be defined as work to fine dine but also on an everyday basis, while Galliano opted for a collection of runway looks that any celebrity up with the modern trends would die to get their hands on.

Ever growing brand Vetement’s continued to put on a show with looks like no other. Creative director and founder of the funky brand, Demna Gavasalia, mixed and matched crazy signs and prints, thrift-store sportswear and peasant styling, with silhouettes designed from piled-up oversized shirts in varying prints and over the headscarves.

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Off-White’s Virgil Abloh took a somewhat new approach to the brand and developed a business casual style that was toned down from previous pieces of clothing created by the brand. Abloh’s inspiration for his most recent collection was brought to life by a new generation of business leaders in mind while gaining retro influence from the eighty’s and ninety’s.

Other brands like Lavin, Acne Studios, Alexander McQueen, Amiri, and Balmain Hommes dominated the runway this past week. Men’s fashion week brought out big names like David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham, Joe Jonas, and soccer phenomenon Neymar.