Yohji Yamamoto Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 22, 2019 by  
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Our review will follow shortly. For now please enjoy our images.

Comme des Garçons Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 22, 2019 by  
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“Finding beauty in the dark, there is no light without dark” was about all the explanation we got for the Commes des Garçons collection. And dark it was. Models looked rather creepy with their black lips, dark eye make-up and extreme hairdos. There clothes weren’t very cheerful either; mesh tops, leggings with Jesus symbols and crosses as a print, long coats, checks and paisley prints in the mix, harnesses and black leather boots. We’re not sure what to make of it yet. It was a CdG show like any other; peculiar and completely distant and different from what most brands are doing right now. Rei Kawakubo will have us contemplating on what we just saw for days.

Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 22, 2019 by  
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Streetwear Day 1 Couture Shows Spring/Summer 2019

January 22, 2019 by  
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Couture week has started in Paris and our team is there to shoot the best dressed show goers. Day 1 is a wrap. Below our pics from the impressively dressed lads and ladies that attended and even walked the couture shows. Not a lot of colorful outfits here, the New Neutrals trend was clearly visible.

Dior Homme Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 21, 2019 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Paris

Today’s Dior show can be seen as the ultimate style between sportswear and tailoring. Yes, the 49 models looked perfectly dressed, but they still had enough streetcred too. They sported their pleated pants with logo printed sweaters. Suits had stoles/scarves attached to them, which were wrapped around the models bodies (inspired, Kim Jones said, by a 1955 dress from the Dior archive). Classic pants were paired with structured utilitarian tops in the same color palette. Cross body bags and sporty boots added to the urban/youthful feel of the collection. Leopard print details and fur pieces seemed a bit of a distraction, but the collection’s true message came across cleary. Kim Jones has introduced the new way of dressing for men for the upcoming seasons. Not just sportswear, not just suits, but a perfect fresh menswear style approach in between.

Streetwear @ Modefabriek January 2019

January 20, 2019 by  
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What were you wearing during this winter edition of De Modefabriek? Your new Yeezy’s, your latest Balenciaga buy, last year’s teddy, a classic camel coat or perhaps some rock solid denim on denim? We’ve captured some of the most fashionable Modefabriek visitors. See our galleries of day 1 and day 2 below.

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Vetements Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 19, 2019 by  
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Stuffed animals at the French National Museum of Natural History formed the backdrop of today’s Vetements show. The clothes shown in front of them formed a dark mix of streetwear looks. Oversized jeans paired with a hoodie, a denim jacket and a cap. A floral printed dress worn over a red colored turtle neck paired with sport socks and sneakers. Everything was a bit oversized, backpacks, fanny packs and a few face masks completed the looks. The last few models had their faces and upper bodies completely covered in scarves/pieces of fabric. Fear formed a big source of inspiration for Demna Gvasalia. It wasn’t necessarily a very pretty or optimistic picture, but a realistic one nonetheless.

Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 19, 2019 by  
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Pierpaolo Piccioli set up some collaborations for fw2019. First he joined forces with Jun Takahashi of Undercover. Together they created a series of prints (with time traveler slogans, spaceships, skulls, and a joint VU – for Valentino – Undercover logo) that would appear in both of their menswear collections. In tailoring, like many fashion houses this week, Piccioli moved away from the sportswear and into a more relaxed way of dressing. He said he’d been looking at the fluidity of Italian tailoring in the 1980s. And so he designed easy going suits, comfy woolen coats, the softest sweaters and jackets with the feel of a hoodie. All worn with perfect pleated pants and either sneakers or Birkenstocks, the second collaboration for this collection. And all of a sudden patent red Birks worn with black socks seemed like a pretty good footwear option to wear on a warm October day.

Raf Simons Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 19, 2019 by  
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“I don’t want to be negative. I want to do something abstract and beautiful and elegant and proud and sophisticated, but without losing the edge of what the brand stands for: the young generation, the dark movies”, Raf Simons stated backstage. And boy did he deliver. His collection mainly spoke of bright colored, strong shouldered long coats and funny hats/helmets. A few leopard prints in the mix too. A leopard printed coat even got a few photographic prints (stills from David Lynch movies) patched to it’s chest. Workwear boots, motorcycle gloves and skull print scarves completed the looks. The show could be divided into two (one with a Joy Division soundtrack followed by a ten-minute intermission and second-half performance by Belgian post-punk band Whispering Sons). Not a word on his Calvin Klein exit, but we’re glad to see he put some extra focus into his eponymous label. Looking for some dazzling fw2019 outerwear? Raf Simons is your man.

Off-White Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2019

January 18, 2019 by  
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The collection was titled “Public Television” and boy was it an entertaining show. On an outdoor path the models appeared wearing their casual meets formal Off-White looks. The opening look, an XL denim jeans (inspired by JNCO jeans) and an oversized navy jacket, set the mood. The jeans stayed extra large, the jackets remained boxy. The latter just came out in several variations, with checks and branded patches. With look 12 Virgil Abloh sent out a long puffer body warmer. Halfway throughout the show rapper Offset (such a match!) entered in a long lilac colored puffer coat. We even spotted a pair of lilac puffer pants! A few sporty looks, including helmets and cowboy boots and a duo of girls in floral printed body suits added to the entertainment factor of the show. The bright orange, green and yellow at the end of the show fit the label’s signature. A less street/sportswear-y Off-White collection than we’d expected, but a very interesting one nevertheless.

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