Paris Menswear Shows

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Paris runways were swarming with layers and textures for menswear lines. Rick Owens’ three-quarter length jackets flung over flowing tunics, leather gloves, and short trousers. Raf Simons featured slim trousers and nylon corset-like panels in the front with conservative suits; there was even a ribbed, red top, and skirt (yes, a skirt) for the more daring gentlemen.

Finally, Adam Kimmel was inspired by George Condo to add splashes of color and whimsical pieces such as cardigans, double-breasted suits (a trend this season), velvet jackets, and knits. His disfigured masks on the runway were definitely interesting to viewers, and redefined “statement pieces” for this new, unpredictable decade.

Photo above: Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo

Raf Simmons
Rick Owens
Adam Kimmel


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