Two piece suits were re-imagined in vibrant colours, low cuts, and loose fits. Abstract, 3d and 2d shapes lept from the silhouettes of jackets, reminiscent of what “Walters Cut Outs” would look like. Different patterns of leopard, gingham and eastern inspired textiles, piled on the body in obtuse, long, shapes. “WOEST” was sprawled across translucent jumpers with a collage of abstract shapes and symbols, a good representation of the collection as a whole. Vibrant, eclectic, and active.
Walter Van Beirendonck Autumn-Winter 2016-17 show during Paris Fashion Week, January 2016.
A sinister atmosphere held in a dank, dark, industrial, space. Models emerge from the shadows in a palette of deep blacks and an abyss of texture. Distressed jumpers, vests, and jackets fall on top of loosely fitting and drop crotched trousers of shiny, wrinkled, leather. The boys give the impression as though they have emerged from battle, but retain a mystery and darkness as of a character of a gothic novel, as conceptualised by Sandrine Phillips, this collection is a “shedding of the skin”.
Behind the scenes at Sandrine Philippe Autumn-Winter 2016-17 presentation during Paris Fashion Week, January 2016.
The romanticism of the beach in the winter was the feeling at the Issey Miyake men show. With apalette ranging from deep maroons and bright oranges, to silky greys and charcoal blacks. The collection conceptualised three different men. The man in oversized, structural knits, layered and full of shape in abstract patterns. The sleek, cool, Issey classicist in a relaxed silhouette, and a stripped down man in in second skin shorts cut just above the knee, with odes to beachy sportswear.
Issei Miyake Autumn-Winter 2016-17 show during Paris Fashion Week, January 2016.
A sleek and dark, collection touched by emerald greens and blazing reds accentuated a futuristic, yet wearable collection of shorts layered on leggings, head caps, two button closures, and loose, wide legged trousers.