Paris’ fashion week recently came to an end, showcasing phenomenal men’s fashion collections of Spring Summer 2018.
The show brought designers such as Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Officine Generale, Hermes and many more. However, the two shows that gained many people’s attention was Kenzo and Comme des Garçons’ collections.
Kenzo’s show introduced a new perspective to Japanese tradition by having the models showcase the stunning pieces in a wide-open house which took over the Lycée Camille-Sée (a high school in Paris’s 15th arrondissement).
This season’s fashion brought in solid colors, bright patterns and loose fittings. The floor is designed with a blue and red detailed pattern, giving each model and their clothing a bolder look. Radiantly-dressed bungee jumpers appeared by the windows facing the catwalk, symbolizing the show’s theme as “The Red String of Fate.”
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"The Men's collection's style is reminiscent of #RyuichiSakamoto's individualism. A collage of British tailoring and Japanese baseball, shapes are strong shouldered and high waisted. 50's baseball trousers are matched with graphic album cover tees. Prints exclusively supplied by #RyuichiSakamoto himself are worn alongside paisley and striped trousers and tops." Carol Lim & Humberto Leon on #KENZOSS18.
Highsnobiety mentions that the creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were the two inspirations for this season. Musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, one of the founding members of the electro group Yellow Magic Orchestra, went to “become an established composer, activist and dancer.” Japanese supermodel Sayoko Yamaguchi also achieved “global success in the 1970s.”
The Comme des Garçons’ Spring Summer 2018 menswear in Paris surely gave the crowd an amazing show. It took place in the Salle Wagram ballroom while the models walked on a square catwalk.
According to The Guardian, designer Rei Kawakubo is the subject of Art of the In-Between, which is “this year’s exhibition at New York’s Costume Institution,” that is being hosted in the Met Ball in May.
The show included up-beat music, an array of colorful lights hitting the crowd and catwalk and the models even danced while strutting down the stage. For a fashion show, this specific show turned out to be the complete opposite of a regular, cliche show.
The clothing featured very radiant pieces from sequins to patterns and graphic tees. There were even pieces featuring neon faux fur and pastel shorts. This show is definitely one for the books — making it one of the most unique fashion shows in Paris.
Watch: Comme Des Garçons Spring/ Summer 2018 Show