The much anticipated and often argued most prevalent of the big 4 fashion weeks, made its forthcoming decent upon the alluring city of Paris. Following obligatory stops in London and Milan, all eyes turned towards the French fashion capital as noted design houses unleashed their latest couture contributions for the world to appreciate. With influential public figures in attendance coupled with an all-consuming anticipation, the stage was now set to celebrate all that is magnificent in French design.
After careful, thought provoking deliberation, we offer up ten of the best looks and statements from the autumn 2014 men’s showings at Paris Fashion Week.
Haider Ackermann winter 2014.
Making his inaugural appearance at PFW for menswear, Haider Ackermann did not disappoint with this wonderfully texturized ensemble. His two-toned tuxedo blazer teamed impeccably with the deep brown Henley pullover and offbeat print patterned scarf and trousers.
Lanvin winter 2014.
Lanvin brilliantly accentuates this deep brown two-piece suiting option with electric pink sneakers, matching hued button-down and crewneck mesh top drawing in the optimal level of attention.
Givenchy winter 2014.
In a surprisingly bold manner, Riccardo Tisci crafted his range with a streetball aesthetic clearly in mind. This outfit featuring a mesh-laced top adorned with a basketball-patterned print was playfully accessorised amongst a black snapback and mesh facemask.
Maison Martin Margiela winter 2014.
Flaunting a modernistic interpretation of a menswear staple, Maison Martin Margiela intricately crafts a trench coat with asymmetric draping accents over the left shoulder and around the top collar portion creating a scarf semblance.
Yohji Yamamoto winter 2014.
In his signature aesthetic, Yohji Yamamoto utilised an assortment of prints and relaxed silhouettes in his widely eclectic range. This feature ensemble flaunts an elongated half-zip printed jumper grouped with equally lavish printed trousers, a wool turtleneck and an on-trend oxblood fedora.
Saint Laurent winter 2014.
Classically sophisticated accurately depicts this Saint Laurent number. A loosely structured houndstooth printed overcoat blankets a sharp black v-neck pullover and pleated trousers helping to round out this smart ensemble.
Valentino winter 2014.
In a spirited attempt to keep the military’s camo print active, Valentino offered a tweed camo printed two-piece suit that that worked well within the confines of his varied collection.
Carven winter 2014.
Minimally stylised whilst still achieving a gentlemanly appeal, Guillaume Henry opted for a beautifully structured double-breasted outerwear piece to team with a pair of loose-fitting trousers, white oxfords and a texturized black beanie.
Agnes B winter 2014.
Outfitted in varying shades of grey, a minimalist appeal was realised in this Agnes B offering. Opting for complimenting textiles such as leather, tweed and suede showcased superb textural range.
Kris Van Assche winter 2014.
A profound use of color was sharply evident in this Kris Van Assche contemporary look. A low slung color blotched top was a statement worthy piece juxtaposed along a clean white button-down and short lapelled two piece suit.