The Daily Front Row‘s Paris correspondent, Sofia Achaval de Montaigu, attends the shows at Paris Men’s Fashion Week and lets us know what is going down on the biggest runway in the City of Lights.
Day 6: June 23, 2019
Kenzo’s fashion show will remain in history as the last one lead by co-creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, who were in charge for eight years. Solange Knowles made a surprise performance, and also scored the rest of the show, which included several musicians and dancers. This season the theme was Japan, its legendary seas, and a community of Japanese women called AMA. Men walked down the runway with light fabric suits in teal — one of my favorites — but also in pink with shorts and thin hoodies. The womenswear collection featured crop tops and dresses that could belong to mermaids with pearls and in pastel colors with different textures.
Bruno Sialelli presented his first collection as creative director of Lanvin. The show had a beachy theme — guests were served iced tea, and the venue had three floors with a view of the pool. The collection featured summery looks in a nautical style. Blues and mustard made up most of the color palette. Tunics were a big item this season, but the look that stole the show was one with light blue Bermuda shorts and a navy jacket with golden details.
The last show to take place at Men’s Fashion Week was Celine. Heidi Slimane went back to the brand’s roots, with a rocker aesthetic inspired by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s style. The band Bodega wrote and recorded music specifically for the show. The show started with red curtains being raised to reveal a model standing amid several boxed lights. High-waisted, worn-out jeans, aviator sunglasses, and basket bags were seen throughout the show. One of the looks I liked the most was denim dungarees with a white t-shirt underneath and a black blazer with a white flower in its lapel, completed with a straw hat.