Day 2 - Paris Men's Fashion Week

The second day in Paris featured runway shows from famous designers from different parts of the world, including  Kolor, Viktor & Rolf Monsieur, Louis Vuitton (which I watched through the brand's live stream), Yohji Yamamoto, Jean Paul Gaultier and one of my favourite labels, Issey Miyake. It was a surprise to me that Issey Miyake's collection did not capture my attention this time around, but there's always a first for everything!

The stand out collections for me were 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexis Mabille, Rick Owens and Dries Van Noten.

3.1 Phillip Lim FW12

Images courtesy of Fashionising

The structure of the garments of 3.1 by Phillip Lim is what appealed to me the most. Along with that, the use of clear plastic vinyl, the showing of creeper style shoes and the muted brights clashing with the neutrals made this collection outstanding.

Alexis Mabille FW12

Images courtesy of Fashionising

The attention to detail and intricacy of these details in this collection is amazing. Collared shirts featured lace collars or chiffon and lace detailing in the chest, trousers were emblazoned or mismatched with quilted fabric and the punk chokers around the calves of the models gave this whole collection a feeling of reserved rebellion.

Rick Owens FW12

Images courtesy of Fashionising

It is no secret that Rick Owens embodies his own label by the way he dresses, and that he loves to see a skirt on a man. In this collection, I saw much less men's skirts than usual, and saw more focus on stiff structure in garments for the male form. Rick always manages to tweak the most basic of garments into a piece of art, for example, the draping of the typical tough leather jacket at the neckline and the taking off of a button on the blazers. Rick has once again given to us androgynous chic for the coming season.

Dries Van Noten FW12

Video courtesy of Bayoucool

One of my favourite designers, Dries Van Noten, presented such a vibrantly creative show and collection! In recent years, Dries Van Noten has created iconic prints for his collections and I loved how the prints of the garments correlated with the paintings which were done whilst the show was on! I couldn't pick out which pieces were my favourites so I decided to post the video for you to see!

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