SS20 — A sense of calm was brought to the Grand Palais with the gentle sound of bells ringing through the venue — bells that were attached to shoes and garments of the strutting models. The guests were seated in a circle, patiently waiting for Alexandre Mattiussi — AMI — to show his 18th collection.

The French designer is known for frequently toying with the conventions of Parisian elegance, upending timeless denim jackets and carrot-cut slacks with playful embroidery and graphic knitwear. Yesterday’s line opened with a series of black, urban-chic, sartorial looks with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll romance — delivering a genderless runway packed with relaxed cuts and tweaked wardrobe staples. The label occasionally reigns in favor of ultra-sleek minimalism, true to form, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection ventured into that, leaving us with one thought: AMI is now officially a French brand to be reckoned with.

 

*Paris Menswear SS20 kickstarted yesterday and these are the brands that also showed their collections: Palomo Spain, Bode, Phipps, Heron Preston, Fumito Ganryu, CMMN SWDN, Hed Mayner and Takahiromiyashita Thesoloist.

 

Tatjana Kostic
Editor-in-Chief, Paris
Tatjana is a natural born fashion killa. Mesmerised by the influential designers creative escapades, she's always waiting for the next big thing to hit the runway. When she's not lusting after an Oscar de la Renta dress, she's giving her undivided attention to Hermès bow ties and macarons from Ladurée.