Men are more invested in fashion and the overall joy of coming up with the perfect ensemble–from head to toe. Paris Fashion Week Men’s 2019 made a point to inform viewers that trends such as cheetah prints, skirts, and fur detailing are not reserved for femmes. Designers are tilting towards a gender-binary outlook for menswear. Hues of pinks and neons at Louis Vuitton, extreme tailoring at Thom Browne and bouncy gowns at Off-white proved that men can be more adventurous with their closets.
Men in logos is the newest trend from Paris. From Virgil Abloh’s street-inspired debut at Louis Vuitton men’s, to Valentino’s classic wool coats plastered with its signature red logo, walking around looking like a (fashion) billboard is in. Take out your vintage Louis Vuitton speedy’s! The famous LV print will be everywhere for Fall 2019.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Only the brave and eccentric wore animal prints back in the day (See: Bowie, Prince). Not reserved for rock stars, movie stars, or women any longer, animal prints were seen in the men’s Parisian runways in the form of trench-coats, and faux-fur vests. Hedi Slimane at Celine did it in canary yellow that had its individual moment of praise.
MEN IN SKIRTS
Skirts have not been worn by men since the 19th century. For 2019, designers at Paris Fashion Week are integrating the ancient approach of medieval and Renaissance Europe dressing, with a touch of modern fabrics and prints. Louis Vuitton showed a pleated number, while Thom Browne and Vetements offered a more basic silhouette in wools and suedes.
Outerwear with picturesque graphics: making snow days more fun since day one. Drawings on pullovers, coats, and bomber jackets in vibrant colors will add some spark to the somber winter days to come. Valentino did a printed classic cardigan and Loewe‘s number had Marylin Monroe’s face (three times).
Who said men don’t get cold? Another reason to steal your boyfriend’s winter jacket: men in fur coats (and trims) is a thing for 2019. Thom Browne went all out with fur trimmings on wrist cuffs, coat hems, and collars. Other designers added full-on statement pieces, such as Louis Vuitton faux-fur logo-fied long coats.
Leather pants came in all hues and cuts: roomy and ample; flared or skinny. Hermès did deep navy and soft camel tones on the 80s rockstar staple. Hedi Slimane’s debut at Celine proved that he is unequivocally Hedi: it was a mirage of his grungy vision, and what is grunge without leather pants?