Paris menswear shows: highlights from the last day

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Thom Browne 

The New York City-based designer’s trademark gray suiting came in a range of pinstripes, solid wools, and checks, all finished with a frayed effect on the seams and hemlines. An interesting selection of headgear ranged from tiny animal hats and masks to giant tailored elephant heads. Browne finished with a blown-up brocade of a monochrome leaf motif which appeared on bulbous structured outerwear. 

#mad hatter #animal magic #monochrome


Japanese designer Rynshu Hashimoto mixed upmarket eveningwear and rock and roll spirit. The latter came in ripped denim (the tears actually had little zippers in case you start feeling a bit conservative/chilly), leather jackets and biker boots. The suiting came in purple and metallic tones with a daisy floral print to lighten the tone a little. 

#biker #floral #ripped denim

Saint Laurent 

Hedi Slimane moved the show from its Grand Palais location to another massive Parisian monument, the Hôtel National des Invalides. There was no disjunction when it came to the clothes though, which picked up where the designer last left off: whippet-like models (all Adams apple and nose) wearing a mix of oversized blazers, flowing coats in a range of sumptuous fabrics (tweeds, checks, lurex, leathers), and lean as hell pants. LA-based band Froth provided the soundtrack. 

#teddy boy #tweed #skinny pants

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