Paris Men's Fashion Week, Day 1

Paris - the city of fashion. There is no better place to end the menswear weeks than in the one place where fashion is the pinnacle of life.The first day saw shows from Lucien Pellat Finet, Alibellus+, Julien David, Y Project, Carven, Walter Van Beirendonck, John Lawrence Sullivan, and Mugler.

My favourite shows/collections from the first day include Raf SimonsValentino and Christian Lacroix.

Raf Simons Autumn/Winter 2013

Here it is, a preview of Raf Simons' anticipated first menswear collection for the season. After the success he has experienced as Creative Director for Jil Sander and now for the womenswear division at Dior, his influence has stretched once again to Adidas, who have collaborated with the designer or his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection, releasing less alienable, more wearable shoes. The collection is true Raf, simple, neat and clean designs with a hint of rebelliousness, and complements the aesthetics of his Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

View the collection HERE

Christian Lacroix Autumn/Winter 2013

The crisp cleanliness of Christian Lacroix's latest collection is undeniable. Timeless and well-fitted garments such as trousers, jeans and leather derby shoes go hand-in-hand with the slightly bold checked coats, printed sweaters and furry varsity jackets.

View the collection HERE

Valentino Autumn/Winter 2013

Valentino's ability to keep up with the times and maintain their illustrious name is admirable. The collection boasts their skill in fusing old and new for the future, with digital hound's tooth prints on coats, leather panels on classic tailored blazers and jackets, grid-like quilted jackets, leather blazers and varsity jackets and modernized tartan prints all go together, with each look finished with a pair of smart, yet edgy, studded leather brogues or boots. A collection for the classic yet modern gentleman by a timeless label.

View the collection HERE
Watch the fashion show HERE

All images courtesy of Fashionising

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