The 5-day Paris Men’s Fashion Week immediate began a day after the end of the Milan fashion shows promising more spectacular insights into the trend for next summer. Day 1 started with shows by designers including
- TILLMANN LAUTERBACH
- HARDY AMIES
- Y. PROJECT BY YOHAN SERFATY
- JOHN LAWRENCE SULLIVAN
- CHRISTIAN LACROIX HOMME
- RAF SIMON
The Mulger show was an unexpected homage to suiting. Nicola Formichetti changed the house tailoring studio to exert more control, and displayed the fruits of their labor with a nearly single-minded focus. The look was sharp, with structured shoulders, no lapels, and attached, cutout tops revealing shards of skin, which had the look of exoskeletons.
Raf Simon goes back in reflection of what brought him here – of how much of what looks current in men’s fashion was proposed by him at one point or another since he started designing menswear in 1995. Shorts, for instance, have been a Simons staple. He’s always combined classic tailoring and sportswear, and integrated art into his fashion. He’s a grand colorist, and an aficionado of the masculine/feminine hybrid.