June is a big fashion month for the boys. Pitti Uomo AW18, the biggest menswear tradeshow of the year just happened a couple of weeks ago in Florence, Italy — and both hosts and guests put up an amazing display of fashion from the past, future, and present. Now we’re treated to another wave of high fashion with the who’s who at Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS19.
However, it’s not just the guests who are making a fashion impact. This year’s Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS19 is one of the most eventful ones to date.
Kim Jones made his first debut with Dior Homme SS19 collection which he paid tribute to the man of the brand himself, Mr Christian Dior. The collection is based on different aspects of his personal life, resulting in a more aesthetic and relaxed approach.
Virgil Abloh also debuted his first ever Louis Vuitton SS19 collection recently. There are certain pieces in the collection that bear similar resemblance to his Off-White days. He is also the first African American artistic director in Louis Vuitton’s over 150-year history — indeed a historical moment in fashion history.
Breaking the conventions of fashion, Thom Browne gave the audience a whimsical act of humour with his out-of-proportion wonderland-inspired runway looks. Hermés, on the other hand, presented a comprehensive yet elaborated collection that focuses on comfort.
As for the attendees — bold colours and prints, repetitive pattern, and big, loud brandings seem to be this year’s theme. Many are also seen in notable Off-White pieces, to show their support for Virgil Abloh’s debut. Scroll through the gallery for 10 of our favourite looks from the streets of Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS19.
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