Paris menswear shows: What to watch out for

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Y Project – Glenn Martens

The late Yohan Serfaty’s Y Project label has been passed on to young Bruges-born designer Glenn Martens. Great things are expected from the former Jean-Paul Gaultier protegé who graduated first in his class at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and has also collaborated with Bruno Pieters. Alongside Martens’s first menswear collection for the label, the show on Wednesday will also see the brand’s debut womenswear pieces. 

Raf Simons & Sterling Ruby 

The Belgian designer, who is of course best known in his current role as creative director at Christian Dior, has always been a menswear expert at heart. After previous collaborations with Fred Perry, Simons’s latest collection sees him team up with his friend, the American artist Sterling Ruby. Mixing modern art with men’s fashion, this show taking place on Wednesday is one of the most highly anticipated events on this year’s schedule. 

AMI – Alexandre Mattiussi 

His first full collection since taking home the ANDAM prize in July last year, there are plenty of interesting questions in this one. How has Mattiussi invested his €250,000 endowment? And what has he learned via his mentorship by Diesel and Only The Brave boss Renzo Rosso? The former Dior and Givenchy man showed his first line in January 2011, so three years on we’re looking forward to seeing on Saturday how his unfussy, menswear staples carry on developing. A new e-commerce website and an upcoming collaboration with Swiss luxury brand Bally have also added to the buzz around AMI. 

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