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Paris Menswear SS20: Dior and Balmain showcase strong visuals on Day 4 of PFW
Jones taps Arsham for an impressive Dior SS20 Men’s collection

Kim Jones’ latest show definitely set the tone when it comes to smoothness. The Central Saint Martins graduate showed, a year after his impressive Tokyo coup-de-maitre that he can also be the master of smooth. The bravado this time, for Dior, didn’t consist in futuristic pieces that radiate aesthetic of golden age sci-fi.

Instead, for this SS20 rendition, Kim Jones went on and prioritised proportions and draping, while Daniel Arsham — the artist he collaborated with, as if to break off the pattern in this collection — adds literal shock value to an already marking Dior Homme collection.

Definitely one of the highlights, with Louis Vuitton, of this year’s Menswear SS PFW.

Olivier Rousteing puts music at the heart of his show with the Balmain Festival experience

Since Olivier Rousteing took over at the head of Balmain, 10 years ago now already, he never really broke with the house’s regalo-military fascination. The progressive collection consists mainly of Balmain staples, designed to feel like tomorrow. Denim is of course once again on the menu with a galore of signature cuts and accurate plays on proportions or opacity. While boastful leathers and gleaming hoodies will add spice to anything remotely casual in what is a great collection.

After the show, the French maison linked up with Kiddy Smile, one of today’s references on the French electronic music scene, and one of Macron’s favorite artists at the moment…

Tawfik Akachar
Senior Writer, Paris
Tawfik is a pop culture enthusiast that has a soft spot for the study of emerging movements, casual chic fashion, and technical clothing. Although he loves different foods from all parts of the globe, he considers fried chicken to be the best dish, ever.