This is the last of the Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear reviews that I made! You can see the London and New York here and for Milan is here. I want to be honest, writing this review and pick outfits that I like were super difficult! But I enjoying this so much :) And Milan Menswear Fashion week is my favorite this year. And after I reviewed a lot of collections, I think the trends still around flower power, 60's style, tropical prints and marine, but those are quite nice though. And this Paris Menswear also Interesting, more colors just like a painting! check this out!!
|3.1 Philip Lim|
Accidental Tourist is the theme of 3.1 Philip Lim collection. starting with Plaid prints pieces with the combination of leather jackets or trousers, then Bold Stripes with strong colored stripes and trouser (the blue stripe pants really catch my eyes), then the mysterious Hawaiian floral prints coming to the runway, for me, this floral prints look very beautiful and really great for men (it's only two colors, red n dark blue) not too girly. I really like the tropical essences in this collection, artistic and masculine!
Alexis Mabile made his collection with this statement, He only design what he wants to wear. So, he makes the normal suiting and sportswear looks (not with overly detailed or super eccentric cutting technique) and he can mix it well like tho hooded suit above, he mixes the dandy tailoring with casual look that made from pliant rafia. Mabile makes his denim become unique with adding piping along the back of the pockets and stitched AM sign too. And their button down shirts have a big bow on the neck but it just illusion to make us not realizing that they don't have neck wears. I like this collection because it looks casual but neat, and the colors just so decent.
This show is Standing at the Airport show. Looks like in the Hollywood glamour years while people dress up neatly to go to the Airport. With "passengers" dress up with suits, shirts, pullover or kind-of-army-themed clothing, businessmen and tourist wearing shirts with tropical colors/motifs. Mattiusi also showing their new products here, now they produce sneakers and sunglasses. I like this collection because it is dandy, really classy and the tropical prints aren't too girly. I really love those three outfits above, n see how well red works on men!
The nautical colors, with marine stripes and motifs are with Balmain in this season. But the style more like the worker of the ship not the passengers. With overall, jumpsuit or cadet-like pieces. But the outwear here are really amusing, all the jackets and casual suits are so French Style. I just can't ask for more :) but I'm not really into their slip on Ballerina shoes.. found it not really manly :)
Alessandro Sartori made this brand become gorgeous! It is one of the most sophisticated menswear in these entire Paris menswear fashion week. It surprised the luxury market about how casual they look but still well tailored. With the inspiration came from French workers uniform from twentieth century, with intensely toned cotton and two tone shoes. But Sartorini also give a little Italian vintage style in some of the pieces, with five buttoned waistcoat. I think you should see all the entire collection, they are totally amazing. Très bien!!
It might be sounds weird, but I think the theme is electric tribal. The abstract motifs on the pieces which looks like broken studio (look at the boom box, speaker, and tuned buttons patterns here and there) or the bold colors that arranged perfectly symmetrical, leggings in sporty shorts and sweatshirts or parka on top (with really creative motifs too) you can see this is a unique collections and not really wearable. The inspiration came from Latin America and Africa. How the African boys layers they outfit and have very mix colors on their clothes. But some pieces looks like LA motifs. At least all of them really colorful and unique.
|Jean Paul Gaultier|
|McQ Alexander McQueen|
|Paul & Joe|
|Victor & Rolf|
Which one is your favorite??
Mine is Valentino, LV, and Paul&Joe