Sofia Achaval’s Complete Fall 2019 Paris Men’s Fashion Week Diary

by The Daily Front Row

DAY 4: January 19, 2019

Hermès presented its Autumn Fall proposal for men at the Mobilier National, the place where all of the furniture and objects of the royal residences are administrated. These objects were part of the stage where a collection of simple and sophisticated lines could be seen. Looks composed of colored turtlenecks under shirts and jackets stole every eye, and the
generous proposal of coats combined with sheep wool also stood out. Wide leathered pants and striped suits also made the cut in a collection where dragon drawings took over the details and finishings in buttons and the bag line for men.

The Maison de l’UNESCO had an ochre tint thanks to the fabric sculpture made by artis Franz Erhard Walther, around which the catwalk was set to present Loewe’s new collection. However, Walther was not the only artist to collaborate with Loewe, as Jonathan Anderson’s collection included long sweaters with drawings by Keith Vaughan. The boots with open zippers and tied to the pants’ waist were the item that stood out the most, apart from the tuxedos in pastel colors and the assymetric satin lapels. Extra large garments like shirts, scarves and polo shirts were also part of Loewe’s collection presented at Fashion Week.

Sacai’s fashion show took place at the Grand Palais, where a venue that included different types of seats full of shapes, colors and textures would be foregrounding of the collection that the models showed walking around the rugs that completed the set design. The designer achieved a perfect combination of formal and urban wear with a sporty vibe thanks to the brand’s collaboration with Nike with footwear and a clear militar influence. Bulky clothes were the protagonists: from puffy coats and vests to sweaters with enormous knitted braids and jackets with buckles and multiple pockets.

DAY 3: January 18, 2019

Dior’s fashion show took personalities like actor Robert Pattinson, models Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell and artist Takashi Murakami to the Place Joffre. Dior’s Men’s collection, directed by Kim Jones, was exhibited in a conveyor in a dark
atmosphere that allowed for fabrics like leather and silk to shine. Garments such as coats with asymmetric cuts, blazers with built-in scarves, velvet hoodies with Dior logos and vests thought as shirtfronts definitely stood out. The very latest fashion is without a doubt the animal print, who stole every look next to a color palette made mostly of neutrals like gray, brown and black.

The majestic Palais Garnier hosted some of the big personalities of the fashion world who witnessed Berluti´s fashion show, the first collection by Kris van Assche for the brand. The collection was all about leather: leather jackets, coats, bags and shoes. Leather blousons in different colors and magenta suits were the must have. The detail that really stood out were the front zips in the pants’ cuffs, which let the shoes shine. Towards the end, we were able to meet the craftsmen behind the clothing line, who wore leather aprons and posed next to the designer.

Balmain’s new collection was presented at Stade Pierre de Coubertin and it conveyed a strong and clear social conscience message, which was reflected in prints on different designs. This message asked not only for the search of a more tolerant society, without gender distinction and with freedom to be one self but also to create conscience about technology
to share positive messages. Suits and smokings in black and white combined with sneakers opened the way for a show
that included berets, tweed coats, bomber jackets with studs, Prince of Wales suits, patent leather ensembles, hoods and high necks. Of course, the trademark shoulder pads were present as well. Celebrities like soccer player Neymar, actor Jon Kortajarena and model Cindy Bruna would not miss Balmain’s launch of its new collection.

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