PARIS FASHION WEEK MENSWEAR A/W’2015-2016: DAY 3

Day 3 of PFW saw designers constantly innovating and re-inventing traditional suits. From Margiela’s low key collection to Krisvanassche’s party with prints and colour, today’s collection definitely saw versatility of aesthetics with an undertone of the Parisian way of dressing.


Maison Margiela: Galliano presented his first menswear collection under Maison Margiela with an influence of the 70s in terms of colour and aesthetics. Tangerine, canary yellow and lavender were some of the colours that stood out in his winter collection. Some of his pieces reminisced summer as men sported floral pants and long coats in warm summery tones. This collection was devoid of Galliano’s signature style of theatricality as the garments were kept clean and the designer kept it low-key.

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Melindagloss: The collection maintained simplicity yet elegance, a very Parisian way of putting it so. Attention was paid more so on the tailoring and the little details of the ensembles. Shades of camel, cream, red, navy blue, white and black adhered to the French aesthetics of colour.  The looks sported by the men were contemporary classics that falls between sticking to tradition and breathing into it some fresh air.

Melinda Gloss Menswear Fall Winter 2015 Paris


Krisvanassche: The Belgium fashion designer certainly exuded confidence in the urban-sport inspired collection with a borrowed sense of tradition. The silhouette was masculine with wintry aesthetics in terms of fabric but the funk-factor shone through prints and patchwork. Incorporating funky prints in bright colours and contrasting them with duller colours made some bold statement pieces on the runway. Bright reds, metallic green, metallic wine and cerulean blue shades stood out in contrast to navy blue, deep wine and dull blue ensembles.

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Commes des Garcons: Like other designers, the collection put a completely quirky spin on the classics. The designer focused on reinventing classics, something pretty evident when you looked at the bottoms that consisted of knee-length regular-fit shorts in shades of black, smoky-grey, light grey in the initial few pieces of the collection. The look to those sober ensembles were completed with colorful printed leg-warmers till the knee. It was also accessorized with long, droopy hats almost covering the eyes. Mid-collections, bright printed separates with the leg warmers definitely commanded attention. Towards the end of the collection, garments showcased were in a checkered b/w colour palate. Zebra and Dalmatian print also featured in coats, hoodies including a mask to complete the white ensemble.

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Henrik Vibskov: The Danish fashion designer definitely brought boldness and masculinity on the runway with his eye-catching collection. It featured relaxed and loose silhouettes in a variety of shades like red, navy blue, white, cerulean blue and browns. A versatile range of trends like plaid, abstract prints and stripes were featured. Coats with exaggerated shoulders further highlighted masculinity. The designer also featured regular-fit, anti-fit and fitted pants in his collection.

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Photo Credits: Vogue UK, Now Fashion, Google Images

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