Pipe up – Kenzo and Officine Generale became the latest two labels to show garments with piping down the borders – using said detailing down the side of pants at the former and through the shirting and suiting in the latter. Looks like we’d all be wearing pyjamas 24\/7, if the Paris designers had their way – something we wholeheartedly support. Thom Browne’s boys had a Few seriously impressive abilities – Each look in the Thom Browne series had a part of gender duality for this, whether which was from the cropped sleeve jackets, the long gown such as t-shirts that virtually skimmed the floor or with pleated t-shirts rather than pants – even a look which was a tuxedo in the front and a wedding dress in the back.
Nevertheless, the most notable injection of femininity comes from the fact that each model was wearing heeled brogue boots and considering of these some were about 5 inches high, it was a testament to these ability of the models on the catwalk which none of them took a fall on the tiled flooring. Backstage we asked the designer if he’d chosen models who’d walking into high-heeled footwear listed among their specialist skills on their resumes.
His response? they’d a few hours to practice, but some were definitely better than others to start with! Sterling work, gents. Officine Generale – After 3 weeks of shows, it can take something really special to perk us upward at 10am on these very last day of Paris Fashion Week – thankfully, Officine Generale, never disappoints. This season, designer Pierre Maheo brough these French chic in bucketloads, using a parade of covetable, Beautifully wearable summer suits, relaxed pleated pants and light outerwear in a soothing, Paris classic palette of black, grey, white and navy, using pops of lavendar and green.
Continuing the Eighties vibe we have seen through Paris, jeans were light washed using frayed hems along with all white looks were freshened up using strappy, Greek god sandals or leather slippers. There wasn’t a single look we would not wear – and, as for these summer suits, we will take one in every colour. Lucas Ossendrijver could have been into charge of Lanvin’s men’s collections for a decade now, but over these past couple of seasons he is been shaking things up – and also to great effect. For Spring\/Summer 2018, he not only moved his show to the Bercy Arena – a vast, pyramid like Brutalist hall often used for concerts by the Seine in the 14th – but he moved his menswear into a more utilitarian place.