Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Paris: Designer Rei Kawakubo’s vision for men this fall was unrestrained and unapologetically lavish. The Comme des Garcons F/W 11 show boasted exaggerated proportions, flashy fabrics and frilly decorations. Ruffles trimmed jacket sleeves and shirt collars, while bold color combinations, old-school graphic tees and loud Asian-inspired patterns felt playfully jovial. All of the aforementioned elements were uninhibitedly mixed, matched and pieced together. Tuxedo elements appeared throughout, as did sparkle and shine. Kawakubo listed “decadence” as her primary inspiration, and it translated clearly – and appealingly.
Colors: Regimental red / Wheat / Greige / Royal purple / Tuxedo black / Periwinkle
Key Items: Tuxedo suit / Cutaway jacket / Silk trench / Tuxedo shirt / Throwback graphic tee / Wide-leg pants / Double-breasted overcoat / Balloon trouser / Robe-coat / Scarf-printed tunic / Tailored vest
Materials: Dark denim / Silk brocades and cloqués / Velvet / Metallic denims
Details + Trim: Contrast sleeves / Ruffle trims / Club collars / Shawl collars / Pieced constructions / Mismatched buttons / Cutaway hems / Shrunken lapels / Contrast button-down collars
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