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Paris Men Fashion Week FW13

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Givenchy F/W 2013 ( Finale )

Once you stepped to Paris, everything turned up side down from London & Milan. If you think the 60’s and Brit will dominate the Men’s Fall, they just did half of the that. In Paris, the same elements were turned into different style and attitude. Plaid, Fur, Leather or evern the oversize tailoring were styled in futuristic or at least contemporary. If you also count Kenzo Homme that showed the collection in Pitti Uomo, you must include Kenzo to Paris not Milan.

Personally, this season offered something less formal, light and wearable to the rack.. If you are able to fit yourself fine in long coat, you don’t have to be worried for the rest of season. Just allow a little space for the round-shoulder, this  will assist you to be different. The color palette are deep,dark but not too sorrow. Bright shade will come on plaid fabric and fur trimmed, Caramel brown was also an option to match. The combination was not that hard to experiment in front of the mirror. Let have fun for a new shape but same old you.

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Givenchy F/W 2013

While other designers presented Brit, Riccardo Tisci went America but with his dark mood as usual. Givenchy menswear is become a leader in the market. The community is bigger and bigger. He said he want to create more sophisticated collection for men since he skip Haute Couture. So, the generic Jersey was replaced with cashmere, velvet or taffeta with chic-tailoring. The color was offered in monotone but it really supported the whole collection. It might not be 100% excitement but the collection really stated Riccardo’s talent and vision in both womenswear and menswear.

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Saint Laurent F/W 2013

We surely know how much Slimane adore rock n’ roll genre and we are now know that he love L.A. If the first debut runway for Saint Laurent womenswear are not enough to be understood, he wrapped it up again on menswear which he sent Coachella boy down to the runway. Rough rock attitude with leather, plaid, jeans or faux-animal print which you could observe in every rock concerts around the world. I do agree that these combination were really attracted and easily digest. But I have to agree with Tim Blanks, style.com, that  ” Slimane’s passion for the music he loves, the bands that make that music, and the lifestyle that surrounds it is entirely understandable, laudable, and well served with integrity by his photographic tributes. When he spun his ardor into high fashion today, it made a lot less sense, especially as the kids who are the prime components of his vision can already shop this look for zilch down the funky end of any L.A. boulevard”.   However, the first collection for women was really smash hit on every covers, editorial and celebrities. We could see it again with this men’s collection.

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Lanvin F/W 2013

No retro nor vintage at Lanvin, even same silhouette and elements, Lanvin will turn them to be modern, sharp and current with its unique identity. This collection might not be the fastest forward in fashion frontier but it was determined to be easily digested and everyone will be mutually happy. Slopped shoulder-oversize jackets were matched with various layering which made the looks more interesting than other houses yet still wearable. Less decoration but structure were pulled off, this might be something clients looking for.

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Valentino F/W 2013

At first day in Paris, things you have seen in Milan were still around in the head. But, once Valentino showed off the runway, everything was stirred. The same retro ingredients from Milan, plaid, leather or fur were presented in the same Brit attitude. Valentino pulled off in different scene, everything turned modern and really current. It might because the proportion and scale were determined for modern gentlement. Moreover, you will noticed that the house really focused to formal wear which reflected true Valentino Men’s personality unlike other houses that playing more casual way.

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Rick Owens F/W 2013

Like Lanvin, Rick Owens showed off less exagerate pieces but still cohesive to its uniqueness.  Less drama both in styling and materials, Mr. Owens’ community will be larger. Die-hard clients might give simple smile but New-gen of Rick Owens will be satisfied with something swagger.

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Raf Simons F/W 2013

One said that Raf Simons has amazing vision in exploiting various materials in another dimension like Miuucia Prada. It was not overclaimed. Season by season that Raf presented his menswear that we were anticipating. We might not say that what he offered were alway  big trend but surely he add some spice to every season. The differentiation he gave is what we called fashion.

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Dior Homme F/W 2013

Space-age officer, clean, sleek, slim are Dior Homme. Beside long-sport coats, nothing in common to the current fashion week you found in Dior Homme. It is really good to see the continuity from season to season. This collection will be good to clients. However, if you carry the big name on your shoulder, you will feel the pressure around your neck. With this collection, Kris Van Assche might still feel the pressure.

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Balenciaga F/W 2013

The grey area, interin between old and new, Nicolas and Alexander. From what we have seen with studio version of seasonal menswear, Balenciaga team were pursuing sculptural futuristic that made sense in the store which coordinated to womenswear. Personally, I really like the layering of fabrics. Everything looks refine but not yet precise in design. We will see the next chapter really soon.

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3.1 Philip Lim F/W 2013

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Comme des Garcons Homme Plus F/W 2013

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Junya Watanabe Men F/W 2013

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Dries Van Noten F/W 2013

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Damir Doma F/W 2013

  LV

Louis Vuitton F/W 2013

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Balmain F/W 2013

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Carven F/W 2013

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