After Milan Fashion Week, everyone rushed over to Paris to see what the French could offer in the way of mode masculine, or men’s fashion. Highlights this season include Ami and Junya Watanabe.
For Fall/Winter 014-15, Ami set the scene by having the models walk through a snow filled square. I suppose the best way to conjure up wintery feelings is to create winter! Both professional models AND friends of Ami walked his runway this season, which was a nice twist. His Parisian sportswear stuck to elegant basics: grey, black and tan with a pinch of plaid and a flash of houndstooth. Warm knits with deliciously large and comfy scarves wrapped tightly, a leather jacket to edge it up… this collection was simple but sophisticated.
Junya Watanabe took British punk prep to a whole new level. Not wanting to simply join in on the plaid trend, the patchwork pants gave a fun twist, using plaid and striped patches to embody the trend in a whole new way on his trousers. The velvet coats and blazers were lovely, and most pants were short and cuffed, exposing colorful and spirited socks to the world. The collection had old British feel, and the mohawks and mullets gave the designs a punkier edge.
Posted by Lori Zaino and all images from WWD.com.