The five day French extravaganza in men’s fashion finally came to an end. Keeping it simple yet sophisticated and modern was the essence of the day. From Cifonelli’s fifty shades of grey tease to Lanvin’s fine French sartorial choices, French opulence showed its way throughout the day today.

Lanvin: The French luxury label kept the collection clean and chic, quite French to put it this way. Keeping the colours of winter in mind, the designer, Alber Elbaz opted for sober shades like white, black, camel, deep wine & grey. Simplicity shone through the collection in terms of silhouette and colour as men donned black-on-black, grey-on-grey ensembles. It was also a perfect amalgamation of luxury winter fashion as fur coats, calf-skin jackets with a shearling trim made their appearances on the catwalk.


Cifonelli: The more than a century old tailoring house delivered finesse on the runway. With a range of bespoke suits crafted to perfection in shades of grey, brown and black, there is nothing more masculine in men’s dressing as far as the traditional suit goes. Christian Grey in my head would have been the perfect muse for the garments showcased for this established Roman fashion house’s collection.


Umit Benan: The collection seemed to have paid tribute to the fishermen of the seas for working in inhospitable terrain, something that was truly reflected in Benan’s rugged garments. The garments showcased corduroy overalls, long yellow rain coats, coats, cardigans and leather jackets in shades of sea blue, brown, live, yellow and grey. To also add to the fisherman feel, fishing rods and blue buckets played props to the ensemble.


Saint Laurent: The collection exuded a sense of cool with a rock star vibe with the perfect combination of sharp tailoring and fabrics used. Playing with a range of trends like polka dots, stripes, abstract & geometric prints, the collection was kept chic yet versatile. Smartly dressed men in shades and berets was very eponymous to French way of dressing. The garments stood for luxurious winter fashion as men wore leather jackets and animal fur. Fitted pants further completed the look.


Photo Credits: Vogue UK, Now Fashion