It is January, but during the Paris mens shows it was Springtime outside. Although the Autumn/Winter 2014 collections from the best designers were shown, also the clothes on the catwalk had a happy, humorous, easy and positive feel.
Designers this season are creating collections based on the same popular trends – sport, art, military, oversize – as the last couple of seasons, but each desinger somehow manages to make these themes their own by injecting excactly the right dose of their individual dna.
One of the ”brands of the moment” is definately Valentino. Their new amazingly beautyful menswear boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré opened just days ago and really – for us the Valentino brand totally catches the Zeitgeist of the modern man. Luxurious but easy. We – at least – could have taken everything in the store home with us. Frankly, that does not happen very often. Thumps up for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli!
Here are some of the key trends we saw during our few days in Paris.
Heavy Feet like at Kenzo and Raf Simons
Gym Couture like at Givenchy and John Galliano
Bigger is Better – overzise is still king like at Juun J and Acne
Modern Art references like at Raf Simons and Valentino
Milittary Influences like at Balmain and Dries van Noten
New Layering like at Kris van Assche and Kenzo
And a lot of great new colours like at Louis Vuitton and Dries van Noten
Love, Kim & Uffe
Image courtesy of DANSK