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Trend Alert – Sartorial Deconstruction

Geometric colour-blocking continues to inspire menswear, and seems to be evolving into an art form. The way in which Paris designers reworked classic menswear items evokes ideas between cubism and dazzle camouflage's deconstruction of object silhouettes, but feels premium and tasteful through the sophisticated choice of colours.
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Modern Western at Kolor

Paris: A subtle folk flavour impregnated Junichi Abe’s latest outing. Timeless wardrobe staples were updated in Native American and blanket stripes motifs – a blanket coat had suede utility pockets patched on, while nomadic shawls were styled with matching knits in stripe and Navajo motifs. Playful tailored suits and sweatshirts came in blocked colours and materials. Vibrant pumpkin oranges and ...
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Unfussy fragility at Véronique Leroy

Paris: Véronique Leroy joked that her silhouettes for Pre-Fall were less A-line, more “Tour Eiffel”. With this reference in mind, Leroy seems to have assimilated the architecture of clothing keeping her shapes elongated and layered, with a plethora of signature honeycomb bordered knits, creating a mesh like structure not dissimilar with the aforementioned landmark. Matching oversized scarfs were wrapped and ...
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Trend Alert – Subtle Matching

Head-to-toe styling is subtly updated in Paris this season. Outerwear staples in windowpane checks, houndstooth or blanket stripes are matched with tailored trousers or jumpsuits, bringing a polished edge to coordinated looks, while printed suits and shirts are paired together, offering a playful alternative to formal tailoring.
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Dynamic craftsmanship at Louis Vuitton

Paris: For his latest collection, Kim Jones paid tribute to British designer Christopher Nemeth, whose handmade clothes established the codes for the deconstruction trend in the Eighties. Jones carefully chose four original prints from Nemeth’s archives and splashed them as main motifs throughout the lineup. Hand-drawn rope-like patterns were exquisitely crafted onto outerwear, trousers and knits – shearling coats were ...
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Wonderland dreamers at Dries Van Noten

Paris: Another season, another captivating collection from the Belgian designer. Historical references and subtle Eastern elements blended together beautifully – overcoats and shirts were embellished with silver ornaments inspired by Southern China’s Miao people, while layers of quilted blazers over coats and apron-like kilts over trousers highlighted the cultural heritage of Van Noten’s homeland. Traditional coats and blazers were worn ...
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Urban mountain men at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Paris: Inspired by the wild spirit of the mountain man, Philip Lim reinterpreted utility staples, giving them an urban edge. Rugged fabrics, boxy silhouettes and functional details blended together seamlessly. Outerwear stood out – Alpine parkas and long gilets sported multiple clasp closures, while a nylon anorak had its sleeves replaced by knitted ones. Lim’s astute mix of fabrics emphasized ...
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Understated eclecticism at Lemaire

Paris: The brand now known as Lemaire – a new name to highlight the collaborative effort between designers Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran – stayed true to its roots by presenting a timeless collection of luxurious wardrobe staples. Subtle tweaks elevated classic-influenced shapes – oversized DB coats were re-worked in lambswool, military parkas sported oversize pockets and flat front trousers ...
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Military dandies at Haider Ackermann

Paris: Haider Ackermann’s new collection continued the exploration on modern nonchalant dandies with poetic attitude. Ackermann’s signature silhouettes were re-imagined this season in opulent fabrics and jewel tones – velvet and leather in jade green and purple tones were used on biker-style gilets and tailored blazers. Long robe coats and slouchy cashmere knits were styled with low-cut trousers and tasseled ...
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Geometry class at Valentino

Paris: Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri presented another outstanding collection for the label. The pair was inspired by images of the Ballet Russes in Paris and the Beat generation in San Francisco. For this season, the designers joined forces with young Australian artist Esther Stewart, whose signature geometric paintings influenced graphic patterns on tailored overcoats, parkas, bomber jackets and ...
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Rebellious youth on a pedestal at Raf Simons

Paris: Raf Simons showed his rebellious spirit once again. The result was a youthful collection that ticked all the right boxes – models walked on a raised catwalk sporting floor-length looks and graffiti-like drawings and slogans. The long and lean silhouettes nodded to the seventies – overlong gilets were presented with raw edges, shrunken intarsia knits came in bright hues ...
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A day in the ‘pre-digital’ office at Carven

Paris:  Carven's Pre-Fall collection evoked a desire for simpler, pre-digital times. Old-school graphics like a vintage cassette print and an old television sets made us feel nostalgic as we all loved listening to cassette tapes on our good old Walkman. With it's retro-tinged colour palette from aubergine to forest green, camel, beige and soft pink Guillaume Henry made sure to ...
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Seductive and sharp tailoring at Mugler by Koma

New York: Creative Director David Koma presented his third collection for Mugler applying a laser-sharp focus to his tailored silhouettes for Pre-Fall 2015. Not withstanding true to the house codes, and Koma's vision for the brand based on sharp detailing, sleek hardware details and seductive cutouts, continued with the body contouring shapes that make this brand such a favourite at red carpet ...
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A retro-flavored Parisian cool at Sonia Rykiel

Paris: Julie de Libran’s second collection for the Left Bank house was a cozy and warm affair, headlined by fuzzy sweaters, thick knitted tights and shearling-trimmed coats. The designer inspiration came from images of a Rykiel show in the seventies and the result was a captivating journey into this strongly favored era. Stripes were spliced into Liberty silks and jacquards ...
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Nonchalant free-spirited femininity at Sharon Wauchob

Paris: For Pre-Fall, Sharon Wauchob looked to Jeanloup Sieff’s alluring photopraphs of Jane Birkin and Charlotte Rampling in the late 1960s. The designer stated that she “wanted to make the product as sincere as possible” – and she did it by giving a bohemian sensibility to her clothes. The heart of the lineup was translated into fluid silhouettes worked in ...
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