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Runway F/W 11 Highlights: Paris

We show you the denim highlights from the Men’s Paris catwalks:

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The Comme des Garcons F/W 11 show boasted exaggerated proportions, inventive fabrications and feminine embellishments. Ruffle-trimmed jacket sleeves and shirt collars melded with confident denim silhouettes such as wide-legged and full-length culottes, all in a blackened-blue indigo. The denim star of the show was the laundered indigo blazer with black velvet sleeves. For the full collection, click here.

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For F/W 11 Adam Kimmel drew inspiration from Northwestern artist Dan Attoe. Kimmel describes his muse as a “backwoods motorcycle punk.” His ‘mountain man’ looks were rugged, romantic, cool and fashion-forward. The T-shirts and scarves come with custom Dan Attoe painted motifs and the denim is stone-washed and over-loved with a manly, true-waist rise and a strong 90s aesthetic. For the full collection, click here.

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The F/W 11 Paul Smith collection, inspired by the music of the late Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, kicked off with silver puffy parka-orange linings, cosmic prints and other space odysseys that seamlessly mixed with urban-chic denim shirts and jeans, pulling together the shadowed theme of astronauts/glam that created something for everyone. For the full collection, click here.

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Kenzo designer Antonio Marras was inspired by the traditions of an English detective novel for F/W 11. The multi-patchworked denim, in beautiful, tonal shades, was teamed with smart attire-peacoats, blazers and shirts, making for an eccentric, hard-edged country house look. For the full collection, click here.

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Junya Watanabe goes for his signature rugged-urban look for fall/winter. Always inspirational with denim, the pieces channel workwear styling with reinforced knee panels and ecru top stitching on deep, red cast indigo. The denim is complemented with preppy-meets-outdoorsy styling and playful Fair Isle blazers. For the full collection, click here.

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Spanish designer, Alexis Reyna, never ceases to amaze with his depth of color and experimentation. Lace-up details on trousers and jeans in quirky color combinations of offbeat mid-tones sit with layered shirts and logo tees to produce a playful look. For the full collection, click here.

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