As Paris Fashion Week comes to a close, with a luxurious line by Louis Vuitton and vivacious new Valentino, there’s a lot to discuss. Baggy clothes and track suits made their way down the runway, as athleisure continued to dominate. And don’t forget those denim digs, which every designer seems to love this season! Let’s look at some of the most popular trends at Paris Spring 2018 Menswear.
From fanny packs to purses, men have been toting bags down the runway this season. Valentino and Louis Vuitton strap fanny packs across the chest, while others go for a chunkier approach. Rick Owens’ saddlebag-esque ataché uses more fabric than the actual garment his model wears, while Cerruti 1881’s model jauntily throw his duffle bag over his shoulder, showing us that purses are not just a woman’s game. Wear this style to the local baseball game to hold all your signed balls, or impress a date by holding all of their stuff in a romantic tote.
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The collections this year were decked out in denim, models decorated in denim digs and jumpsuits. Valentino and Junya Watanabe did an excellent job of turning these dos into denim dreams, while Facetasm and Ami stuck with a more street inspired style. Dress to impress in denim suits, or take a day of in jorts and a denim button up.
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It’s all about layers in the Spring, with Lucien Pellat layering his models in multiple tight-fitting shirts, and Walter Van Beirendonck making sure his models stay warm in multiple jackets and sweaters. Haider Ackerman doesn’t even bother with a shirt, simply an open vest and an open coat, and Facetasm layers a bra over a blouse. Wear layers for the ultimate Spring look, keeping warm in the morning on your way to work, and removing layers as the day goes on.
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Neutral, earthy tones trickled through the Spring 2018 Menswear collection like a stream of fresh rain water running down a mountain, slowly amassing entire collections of natural tones. Haider Ackerman stuck with similar shades, while Y/Project dabbled in a myriad of colors, pairing black with brown and sprinkling with shades of grey. Boris Bidjan Saberi seems to have missed the mark with his foray into neutrals, creating a chunky knit nightmare tossed over several long layers. Dries Van Noten blends browns together to create a casual look in earthy hues. Take this look into the real world by hiking in neutral tones, or be the understated star at the corner cafe.
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Lately, designers are all about patterns juxtaposed against each other, creating a jarring yet intriguing image. Some, like Yohji Yamamoto, stick with similar styles, thick black and white squiggles blending with thinner curves and lines. Others, like Cerruti 1881, choose two patterns that don’t seem to match at all, like stripes and tropical leaves. This style is perfect for those who like to stand out, so rock this look anywhere with confidence.
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Although patches usually bring to mind cultural themed iron-ons attached to denim jackets and backpacks, this style refers to designers using different patches of fabric to make up garments. Pant legs of several different styles sewn together to make a baggy trouser, or a suit coat made of patchwork suiting. This style is perfect for a funky business suit, or a pair of pants worn to the park for a picnic.
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Designers are tucking their models in, adding a polished touch to casual wear. Pigalle tucks a shirt into sweat pants, giving a whole new standard to athleisure, while Dries Van Noten channels Dwight Schrute’s classic office ensemble. Add class to casual wear, or stay professional in tucked trousers.
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Do love these menswear styles? Or do you want to send these designers packing? Let us know in the comments!