The Paris fashion week has indeed been an extraordinary one with styles and colors overing in and out from high-fashion brands. The Louis Vuitton and Dior Homme shows were the major draws for the Paris Men's Fashion Week, which was held from June 21 to June 26. It is worthy of note that A-list celebrities and influential people in the fashion world graced the event. This year's menswear displays were anything but conventional, with growing clothing, a life-size toy racetrack runway, and a novel art auction-fashion show hybrid.
Brands like Leowe and Marine Serre exhibited their collections rather than participating in the conventional ready-to-wear, as more designers pushed for gender-fluid and inclusive wear. The week included a number of exceptionalty , including those by NIGO's Kenzo, Hermés, and Marine Serre. For Loewe, Jonathan Anderson infused real grass into his fashion pieces, and Louis Vuitton honored Virgil Abloh with a canary-yellow runway. Here is a list of the shows that caught our attention this week.
The menswear collection for SS23 was created by the Louis Vuitton design team in tribute to Virgil Abloh's legacy. The show, titled "Strange Math," began with a marching band performance from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Kendrick Lamar performed live from the front row in a tribute to late Virgil Abloh. The collection began with soft grayish-lilac suits, which were followed by a black tuxedo that had paper planes sewn all over it. Additionally, models adorned their backs with Louis Vuitton sound systems while adorning with colorful beaded items. The collection itself was playful, exuberant and filled with colour.
For Loewe's SS23 collection, Jonathan Anderson explored the connection between technology and nature and conveyed a message on circularity by using real grass on sneakers, coats, jeans, and sweaters. Coats with digital screens, empty phone cases, earbuds, and a pen drive attached to clothes were juxtaposed with these grassy elements. Trainers with fluffy embellishments, clothed in vivid tones of orange, blue, and more were among the other runway highlights.
For the SS23 collection, NIGO proceeded in delving into Kenzo Takada's Legacy. Preppy British tailoring and designs with workwear influences were combined with vibrant colors and prints throughout. Incorporating references to the 1980s fashion scene in Japan, the designer drew inspiration from the 1970s and 1980s to create items like puffy dresses and varsity designs. His SS23 collection, a follow-up to his earlier offerings, included the Boke flower theme.
Harnessing the vacation spirit, Hermés men’s Spring-Summer 2023 runway show presented simplicity and lightness in the form of boxy button-down shirts with seahorse and crayfish patterns and casual shorts and trousers made of breathable fabrics.
For her gender-neutral SS23 collection, Marine Serre worked with a variety of professional and amateur models, including Jorja Smith, Lourdes Leon, athletes, and the designer's friends. While recycled towels were used to create piped dresses, the brand's iconic crescent pattern made a comeback on a variety of swimwear and bodysuits. Along with warm terry fabric on coats, pants, and other items, patched denim looks also made an appearance