Paris Fashion Week Men’s is in full swing, and will soon be coming to an end. This season, we’ve seen shows like Virgil Abloh‘s highly anticipated second collection for Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens‘ homage to KISS designer Larry Legaspi, as well as Vetements‘ nod to politics and the internet.
It goes without saying that it has been an exciting week with lots of looks to remember, and we’ve put together a roundup of some of PFW Men’s most notable shows. Take a look below, and see all the best shows from the Fall/Winter 2019 season.
Marking Hedi Slimane’s first Men’s fashion show for CELINE, the Fall/Winter 2019 range took on a familiar rock aesthetic. Having showcased his debut collection for the label in 2018, Slimane’s first menswear collection was highly anticipated as it would mark the first CELINE menswear range. Featuring a muted color palette with pops of hues like red, beige and white, Slimane sent leather jackets, teddy bombers and tailored coats down the runway, merging CELINE’s luxury DNA with the designer’s signature aesthetic.
Opened by Kaia Gerber, Sacai’s FW19 range consisted of a wide selection of textures, colors and materials. Designer Chitose Abe is known for always merging elements of Japanese designs with modern streetwear influences, and this season was no exception. Translucent dresses, coats and tailored suits were all present on the runway, showcasing a gorgeous range of apparel as well as a selection of sleek shoes and sneakers.
Maison Kitsuné’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection marked Yuni Ahn‘s first range for the label. He debut collection featured a selection of layered outerwear, coats and accessories – all aligned with the designer’s signature aesthetic. The range was presented in a concert-like atmosphere, in collaboration with Boiler Room, with models wearing pieces from the collection throughout.
Jonathan Anderson presented a collection which merged Loewe’s well-known luxury aesthetic with his own recognizable design. Models wore layered outfits, which featured everything from new iterations of the label’s popular bags to retro-inspired sunglasses and leather hats. In true Loewe fashion, the range included a handful of knits, cardigans and over-sized jumpers all sporting the label’s logo.
Dries Van Noten brought a wide range of coats, blazers and suits to the runway. Of course, the designer focused on his signature prints, which ranged from tie-dye inspired graphics to psychedelic patterns in bright and bold colors. Dries always seems to get it right when it comes to silhouettes, and this time around the show was no exception. Merging luxury with casual wear, the Dries Van Noten FW19 collection is one to note.
This season, Rick Owens experimented with both geometry and color. The designer, who has become known for his use of colors like black, grey and dark green, incorporated both reds and yellows into the FW19 show. Experimental silhouettes and unconventional materials played a big part in the designer’s range, which featured everything from puffer-style vests to long coats.
“I want to do something abstract and beautiful and elegant and proud and sophisticated, but without losing the edge of what the brand stands for: the young generation, the dark movies,” said Simons about the FW19 collection. Taking a huge focus on tailored coats, blazers and jackets, the designer showed his talent for designing luxury silhouettes with an edgy touch. Models paraded down the runway sporting headpieces that resembled jockey helmets and baseball caps at the same time, adding a typical Raf twist to the otherwise elegant collection.
JW Anderson’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection was a love letter to textures and prints. Using everything from fleece to slinky fringe, Anderson created an eye-catching range that consisted of mixing and matching and lots of layering. In addition to the apparel, he also debuted a series of chic bags as well as other accessories, adding another element to the already detailed range.
Virgil Abloh showcased both men’s and womenswear in his Fall/Winter 2019 range, which featured a lot of over-sized silhouettes, big coats and blazers, and bold fringe boots. The designer merged luxury and streetwear by experimenting with traditional silhouettes, showing a new range of sneakers paired with denim jeans and formal blazers. Throughout the collection, Abloh also utilized his signature athleisure references, debuting tight logo tops to juxtapose the elegant pieces.
Virgil Abloh’s second collection for luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton brought a range of tailored suits, coats and blazers, all following a minimal color palette which was later accented with pops of color and interesting textures. Paying homage to Michael Jackson, the range also saw prints inspired by the legendary musician and the show took place in a set designed to replicate the star’s “Thriller” music video.
For its FW19 collection, Acne Studios designer Jonny Johansson focused on bringing a fresh perspective to the range. “Because we’re from Stockholm, which is from way outside [the fashion world], plus I’m from the very north of Sweden, which is way outside even Stockholm,” the designer told Vogue, explaining the new collection which featured elevated workwear, utility wear and trucker gear. As always, Acne Studios’ minimal Scandinavian aesthetic was present throughout the whole show.
Demna Gvasalia has always been one for cheeky references and controversial pieces, and this time around the Vetements designer took on politically charged designs inspired by the 21st century and the internet. As always, the collection saw a range of cheeky prints such as the “My Parents Went to Paris and All They Got Me Was This Overpriced Vetements hoodie” hoodie and other head-turning motifs. In addition, models also came down the runway wearing gear that covered their faces, as well as dresses, denim and more edgy pieces that are guaranteed to fly off the shelves.