Paris Men's Fashion Week: highlights from day one
Menswear took center stage in Paris on Wednesday, as the city's Autumn / Winter 2017 shows began. Here are some of the strongest looks from day one.
There was plenty of vivid color and pattern on the catwalks -- not least of all at Walter Van Beirendonck, where bright yellows and turquoises competed with multiple prints for attention. The collection was all about covering up against the cold, with scarves, hats and surrealistic oversized gloves providing the focal point of the print-covered ensembles, blending rough woollen textures with smoother silks and satins, for a compelling look.
There were also plenty of prints at OAMC, where autumnal leaf motifs and dreamy pendant accessories set a quieter tone for the season -- a vibe that was echoed at Lemaire, where soft neutral shades were layered for a chunky, textured result.
Meanwhile, abstract tailoring gave new meaning to the 'layering' trend at Y/Project, with double layer jackets folded back on themselves for extra bulk. The archives of history provided reference points for some of the accessories by the label.
Valentino also embraced color and got political with inspirational and directive slogans, printed across colorful sweaters, coats and accessories. Elsewhere the Italian house nodded to gentlemanly outerwear, with sharp tailoring and plenty of checks.Read more at:short formal dresses | long formal dresses