As Paris concluded its home stretch, the menswear tour through London, Florence, Milan and then Paris, rather confusingly known as Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2019 — it actually took a little over a fortnight long — finally had its final bow (sort of, New York’s pitstop will only start rolling in July).
Arguably, the season’s showcase was one of the most definitive weeks in the history of men’s fashion shows. No schedule in recent times was as reflective of the pivotal watershed of streetwear and the shifting of culture as this. In a historic turn of events, new names spearheaded the old guards of the industry (Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones at Dior Homme), while seasoned up-and-comers opted to stage their shows in unfamiliar terrains (Martine Rose in an off-site North London cul-de-sar, Craig Green in Florence). Meanwhile, stoic masculinity was replaced with flexible renderings (Prada, Versace and Fendi skewed more queer eye than straight).
With a lot happening within the span of a short time, keeping up would require the depth of multiple tabs and windows. So below, we’ve rounded up a cheatsheet to the best of Spring 2019’s menswear runways for your one-scroll ease.
(Main image: Adrien Dirand; featured image: Getty)