• Walter Van Beirendonck Men's Spring 2023

    7 days ago - By WWD

    It was a showcase of his greatest hits. For spring 2023, Walter Van Beirendonck displayed the fine tailoring, madcap prints and sportswear elements he's known for in the Théâtre de la Madeleine.
    There were two acts. First, the dark stage opened with a host of black ghost-like forms. One by one, those guises were lifted off, revealing models in Van Beirendonck's fashion.
    A gold-colored trench, cinched at the waist, had wing-like sleeves. A black suit jacket was morphed into a vest and worn over a cotton shirt with ruffled sleeves and black suit pants. Chunky sun-shaped charms dangled from...
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  • Reese Cooper Men's Spring 2023

    7 days ago - By WWD

    It's been three years since Reese Cooper has shown in Paris, and he's loving every minute of being back. He showed the collection on a sunny evening at the Jardin des Plantes, and his artist girlfriend Juliet Johnson made special prints inspired by the surrounding flowers and greenery.
    He's also done his first collaboration with Levi's (which he said was nearly 30 months in the making) and has a pop-up set to open in town this week.
    The collection was called “Seed & Soil,” and Cooper said the theme was really about “growth.” He said the size of the collection has grown, it's more...
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  • Winnie Men's Spring 2023

    7 days ago - By WWD

    Inspired by artist Alida Rodriguez, who questions the notion of identity, Winnie's Idris Balogun was having a moment of introspection. “I looked at the way I saw myself and the world and fashion, my chosen profession,” he explained.
    This resulted in a play on stereotypes for this year's Karl Lagerfeld Special Jury Prize joint winner, who transposed his skills learned on Savile Row, experimenting with fabrication in a sportier, more casual collection, crafted uniquely with natural fabrics. “I got really comfortable with using my experience of pattern-making in different ways,” he...
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  • Solid Homme Men's Spring 2023

    7 days ago - By WWD

    It was all about light at the second Paris show of Solid Homme - in colors, textile weights and mood.
    The South Korean brand unveiled a spring collection inspired by the spectrum of artificial light in the lower levels of the Palais de Tokyo, where orange film on the windows turned the late morning sunshine into a fiery wash.
    Designer Woo Young Mi continued to mine a cool contemporary aesthetic, offering up straightforward fare of summer-weight cropped jackets, polo shirts, billowing windbreakers and short-shorts.
    While shapes felt loose, a profusion of straps, buckles and elastics...
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  • Givenchy Men's Spring 2023

    7 days ago - By WWD

    The lowly rubber boot, recently zhuzhed up by Chanel with double-Cs and a four-figure price tag, is getting an upgrade for men, too, courtesy of Matthew Williams and Givenchy.
    Models emerged from a giant white box plunked in the middle of École Militaire in Paris and splashed through a moat of milky white fluid in their vulcanized Givenchy footwear. The eye went right to these chunky rain boots, which grounded a collection weighted heavily on neon performance gear and streetwear essentials like cargo pants, denim Bermudas and variations on the logo hoodie.
    Williams has a thing for...
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