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Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Highlights from the S/S 2018 Paris Menswear Catwalks

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Highlights from the S/S 2018 Paris Menswear Catwalks

Paris men’s Spring Summer 2018 season started on the 21st and finished 25th of June with 52 catwalk shows held over the five days. Among the highly-anticipated, established names gracing the Paris runways, there were also four new faces, Enfants Riches Déprimés, Angus Chiang, Hed Mayner and Namacheko, showing for the very first time.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Images from left to right: Enfants Riches Déprimés, Hed Mayner, Namacheko all Spring Summer 2018

Despite the catwalk’s prestige, there was a no-show from Damna Gvasalia, the designer behind the label Vetements. He expressed earlier in the year of his lack of interest in catwalk shows, explaining that he feels they are no longer a successful tool for his brand. Instead of the scheduled show he plans to hold an impromptu event when the time feels right for the brand.

In contrast to Vetements, British based brand Alexander McQueen appeared for the first time on the Paris menswear stage, having previously shown in Milan and London or as in the past few seasons, only using lookbooks to present their collections. The show was held on Sunday in the iconic grounds of Jardin du Luxembourg, which proved to be the perfect setting for the collection that featured nature inspired embroidery that became at one with the surroundings.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2018

One of the most eagerly awaited catwalk collaborations previewed on Thursday at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Pigalle Paris showed their first full collection produced in partnership with NikeLab, featuring both men’s and womenswear pieces.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Pigalle Paris x NikeLab Spring Summer 2018

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Pigalle Paris x NikeLab Spring Summer 2018

With the menswear shows drawing to a close, preparations for the impending  Paris Haute Couture shows beginning on July 2nd are already underway in the heart of the fashion capital.

Continue reading for further insight into Trendstop’s top influences from Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

Out of Hawaii – Balenciaga

Straight out of Hawaii, Balenciaga’s S/S 2018 offerings create a new take on the iconic Hawaiian shirt. With a 90’s feel, this look is completed with tri-layered pants and sci-fi inspired eyewear, creating an ultimate clash of styles.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Pilar Quinteros

Pumped-Up Cargo – Y Project

Cargo goes oversized this season with Y Project’s fresh take on utility. Pumped-up proportions envelop the body, with an enlarged outdoor zip-up being tucked into extreme gathered waist pants. The utilitarian feel is kept through the use of washed-out khaki and sand tones.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Ian Kiaer

The Psychedelic Architect – Lemaire

Scandi elegance meets acid house architecture for Lemaire’s Spring Summer 2018 collection. Psychedelic prints formulate the focus of the look, executed in muted brights for a toned-down neutrality. A fresh sense of formality is apparent as fits are kept clean and relaxed.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Jorge Penadés

Modern Matisse – Walter Van Beirendonck

Walter Van Beirendonck evokes an essence of Matisse through his new collection. A bright colour pop intarsia knit is styled with clashing illustrative pants. The whole look has a feminine undertone, but masculine patent boots bring back a slice of masculinity.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Par Hasard

Boyish Broderie – Alexander McQueen

Traditional Broderie Anglaise is elevated through Alexander McQueen’s SS18 offerings. Middle Eastern-inspired silhouettes are re-created in delicate Broderie fabrications. Soft scalloped edges add a subtle femininity to the look as stark white apparel is styled against a flash of black studded sandals to add a rebellious edge and more masculine finish.

Concepts & Inspiration from Paris Fashion Week Men’s

Image: Adventino

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