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Duckie Brown’s Reproportioned Classics -

New York: The designers at Duckie Brown took current spring/summer favourites and gave them their signature Duckie spin. This was most obviously seen in the ankle-cropped trouser's transformation into a high-waisted, extreme drop-crotch silhouette, highlighting the designers' love for proportion play. Others include resort and camp shirts in boxier shapes, anorak jackets in high shine fabrics, long sleeve t-shirts with shrunken ...
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Contemporary 50s Bad Boys at Richard Chai -

New York: Richard Chai updated last spring/summer’s Truck Stop theme with fluid fabrics, bright colours, and broken stripe patterns. The 50s bad boy was seen through items like sleeveless pop-over shirts and styling choices like camp shirts with rolled-up sleeves left unbuttoned to reveal slouched tank tops. The footwear, a hiker boot hi-top hybrid, added a contemporary urban feel. The dark ...
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Redux at J.Lindeberg -

ROCK 'N' ROLL REDUX New York: J.Lindeberg maintained the momentum of last season's rock 'n' roll look, injecting a sense of lightness through fabrics and textures, according to the brand's show notes. The dark colour palette was offset by mix materials like nylon and leather as well as patterns like floral-camo jacquards. Suiting was a stand-out in slim silhouettes with 1SB shapes ...
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Orley delivers a soft 50s summer -

SOFT 50'S New York: Orley continues to showcase its incredible knitwear while introducing additional luxe items, particularly in the outerwear category, with suede trucker jackets and cotton suiting anoraks. However, the knit polo shirt was the key item seen with varied stripes as well as tipped collars, plackets and sleeves, lending a soft 50's look when paired with ankle-cropped trousers or short ...
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John Varvatos is Latest Addition to London’s Conduit Street

US menswear designer John Varvatos has opened his debut European flagship store on Conduit Street, which is once again emerging as an up-and-coming luxury hotspot. The 10,000sq ft store is the brand’s biggest to date and houses all of Varvatos' lines over three floors, including the sportswear range Star USA and his ongoing footwear collaboration with Converse, along with fragrances, ...
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Artisanal Patching

Combinations of different check patterns and heritage wovens have an artisanal feel on shirts, coats and knits, while blocks of different prints create visual interest on tees and crewnecks for S/S 15.
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Saint Laurent -

70's PSYCH Paris: Hedi Slimane delved into a specifc era of rock and roll history this season, pinpointing the look of 70s psych rockers and their unique toughened-up occult bohemianism. Grounded by the brand's signature skinny silhouette, embroidered, fringed and patterned outerwear took center stage, creating a wonderfully textured mood. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Ponchos / Skinny jeans / Leather jackets / Textured suiting / ...
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Paul Smith -

WHAT A TRIP Paris: Spring at Paul Smith was a trippy exploration of bright psychedelic motifs, from rainbow gradients and chevron stripes to marijuana leaf graphics. Slouchy satin jogging pants and knee-length shorts heightened the skater vibe, while Smith's linen tux jackets and beautiful fringe detailing were nods to forward-thinking elegance. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Linen tux jackets / Dip-dyed t-shirts / Jogging pants / ...
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Lanvin -

ELEGANT REALISM Paris: Designer Lucas Ossendrijver translated the idea of suiting to fit the modern world of S/S15, delivering luxury without pretension by carefully crafting undone, feathered hems, visible stitching and pushed up sleeves. Sport and rocker references co-mingled harmoniously throughout, culminating in a series of tailored jackets paired with louche pajama silks, matching sneakers and backpacks. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Long suiting jackets / ...
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ACTIVE PUNCH Paris: Punchy, crisp active-meets-urban staples were the focus at AMI this season, ranging from the relaxed utility of jumpsuits and anoraks to the slick attitude of two-tone grids, wide stripes and satin-finish fabrics. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Draped t-shirts / Drawstring shorts / Anoraks / Bomber jackets / Tapered trousers / Crewneck sweatshirts Color: Navy / White / Black / Saffron yellow / ...
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Dior Homme -

NAUTICAL COOL Paris: Kris Van Assche deftly carried a subtle nautical theme throughout his elegant S/S15 Dior Homme presentation via details like toggle closures on suiting and casual striped tops layered atop shirting, all of which managed to make seaside references utterly stripped-down and cool. — Nina Stotler Key Items: Slim suiting / Striped tanks / Rain jackets / Patterned shirting / Relaxed jeans Color: Rich cobalt / ...
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Kris Van Assche -

SPORT MEETS SUIT Paris: Kris Van Assche incorporated sporty influences into his tailored silhouettes, cutting items like tees and bombers in classic shirting fabrics, and adding racing stripes to sleeves. A combo of denim and suitings kept the look casual yet refined.  — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Engineered Fair Isle sweater / Woven tee / Denim suit / Slit hem shorts / Blouson Jacket ...
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Kenzo -

THE CHEERFUL TOURIST Paris: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon took a hyper-stylized tourist jaunt through Paris this season, their muses clad in pastel parkas, transparent sweaters and tapered cycling trousers imbued with a cheerful mood immune to springtime showers.— Nina Stotler Key Items: Parkas / Tapered biker pants / Transparent & textured sweaters / Graphic tanks / Trench coats / Sporty shorts Color: Black / White / ...
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3.1 Phillip Lim -

NEW CLASSICS Paris: Phillip Lim took classic menswear items and gently tweaked them for a modern reinterpretation. Basic plaid or pinstripe shirtings and suitings looked surprisingly fresh, appearing in the form of wrapped jacket silhouettes and zip-front coveralls.  — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Plissé pullover / Long shorts / Coveralls / Wrap jacket Color: Black / White / Grey / Pale khaki / Indigo / Navy ...
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Commes des Garçons -

WAR & PEACE Paris: Military uniforms of 14th century Europe informed Rei Kawakubo's menswear collection. Graphic netting and scattered embroideries provided a delicate contrast to cropped suit silhouettes with details like brass buttons and flap pockets. — Anna Jane Davis Key Items: Openwork sweater / Pinstripe shorts suit / Military jacket / Latticework jacket Color: Black / White / Grey / Olive / Pink / Navy / Burgundy ...
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