MEN S/S 17 RECAP
Hello everyone, I hope you are well!
The Paris Fashion Week (Men) was a few weeks ago from now, and I was invited to a few shows. A big thanxs to all the brands ! (more pics on IG @anna_lbt)
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
WVB is a Belgian fashion designer. He belongs to the Antwerp Six, a group of 6 creators who graduated at the same time from the Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts (including the very famous Ann Demeulemeester and Dries van Noten). Unlike Ann who followed the lead of Yohji Yamamoto or Dries who started more colorful collections, Walter likes to have fun in the making of his shows. My favorite look of this show : the one with the furry pants above. I want the same!
He actually did a collection with Ikea this year called GLÖDANDE.
AVOC (Architecture Vestimentaire et Ornement Corporel, or Sartorial Architecture and Bodily Decoration) is a French brand created in 2013 by Laura Do and Bastien Laurent. The collections are inspired by the street and by the surroundings of the two designers, and are very contemporary.
I have to admit that this show wasn’t my favorite, but I’m really excited to see the evolution of AVOC throught the next season!
You know how much I love discovering new labels, and Julius is one of them. Created in Tokyo in 2004, Julius and its clothing line express the rebellion of some generation of teenagers, full of anger (by the colors used, b&w only, and the quotes written on the clothes). The Julius collections take their cues from contemporary expansions in goth culture with more developed, high end clothing as its origin, including trenchcoats, suit jackets, and formal trousers. (http://blog.cruvoir.com/julius-tatsuro-horikawa-designer-profile/).
I went to their their last show at Instituto Marangoni and Icosae kept my attention; that’s why I asked for being invited another time. I loved the clothing line, classic (with the suits and the trenches) but so contemporary at the same time. Indeed, Icosae added pieces like a bomber jacket in its collection, and I think it made it looking way more cooler. I want it all.
Created in 2010 by fashion designer Masanori Morikawa, Christian Dada is the show I liked the most during this FW. The collection was great: totally wearable, with a very young and rebel influence. I mean, these creations have some touch of modernity that brings the whole thing to a next level. Plus, I could already see myself in these clothes (”The division between menswear and womenswear is important to me. I know brands such as Saint Laurent Paris try to aim for a unisex business, but I prefer to think of men’s clothes and women’s clothes separately. I don’t care about the gender of the person who wears the clothes, but I like that distinction in the clothes themselves.” Masanori Morikawa via Japan Times ). Well, don’t you think these silhouettes are amazing too?
Pictures (c) Imaxtree
Which one did you prefer? Let me know on the comments xx