PARIS FASHION WEEK MENSWEAR A/W’2015-2016: DAY 2

Day 2 of the coveted Paris Fashion Week uncovered an array of designer visions. From Louis Vuitton’s woody collection, Issey Miyake’s geometric splurge to Rick Owen’s attention grabbing flesh-display, it’s time to have a look at designers that definitely made things very interesting on the runway.


Issey Miyake Men: The collection started with a showcase of classics as men walked down in black and ink-blue suits accessorized with sleek laptop bags. The ensembles were completed with regular, ankle-length pants and loose harem pants. The sober colour scheme soon burst briefly into some colours like red, yellow, green, baby pink and light blue. The collection slowly progressed into looser silhouettes with long jackets followed by striped tops. Garments later delved into luxury as men donned floral textured velvet ensembles in shades of red and black. The Japanese designer ended it on a geometric note.

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Rick Owens: The American fashion designer surely grabbed eyeballs for showcasing full frontal nudity in some of his outfits. The garments showcased had a sporty/boho vibe to it. The designer incorporated a sporty funk with classics by pairing double-breasted coats with shorts and knee-length shorts. Loose chest/flesh- baring silhouettes in olive, brown and black with a side-fringe giving it the boho spirit. The attention-grabbing show ended with long hooded-coats with exaggerated shoulders to reflect masculinity and strength.

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Louis Vuitton: Louis Vuitton’s collection felt like a trail in the woods. The heritage fashion house incorporated hand-embroidered abstract pattern that added a sense of regality through simplicity and colour. The wintry collection featured a range of sober shades like camel, grey, white, cream and dark brown. Men sported the brand’s heritage backpacks and satchels. Duo-toned leather shoes added a sense of sport and roughness. Combining different print-on-print added a sense of boldness to the looks.

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Dries Van Noten: The Belgian fashion designer with an eponymous fashion brand showcased his collection beginning with heavy military and nautical inspired garments with vibe of cool street-style. Brown, white, navy blue and camel are shades that play along quite well with the above mentioned influences. Double-breasted trench coats with straight fit pants completed the look. It gradually merged towards floral in navy blue long double-breasted jackets. The highlight of the collection was a double-breasted coat which was hand-embroidered and embellished with sequins and a shearling lining.

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Damir Doma: There was a sense of warmth & comfort that glowed in this particular collection. A range of wintry shades like black, dark grey, light grey, dark chocolate brown was visible with a dash of canary yellow. Models walking the ramp this collection had a rectangular silhouette. They donned cardigans, kimono jackets, long coats and sheer long-sleeved tops. Men majorly sported high-waist pants apart from the classic suit ensemble shown mid collection. Striped suits in grey and brown certainly had a vintage charm.

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Photo Credits: Vogue UK

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