Yes, we made it through: while most of the European continent’s youth were busy applying permanent damage to their livers at either Glastonbury or Roskilde Festival, the gay fashion aristocracy were very preoccupied navigating a 34 degrees warm Paris in various forms of deconstructed mesh. After several years of British dominance in the menswear scene, the French seem to finally have reclaimed what is left of a cohesive menswear fashion week schedule – despite show absences from hot names like Vetements – and in sum, we can assert that SS18 will be a season that is exhiliratingly well-dressed. As per usual, there were in the clothes gestures and abstractions aplenty – impulses, references, or hidden narratives only legible by the designer – and to celebrate this sartorial non-sense, we at DANSK grabbed a pen, and gave it our best shot in deciphering the complex meanings of contemporary men’s fashion. You’re welcome.
Words by Jeppe Ugelvig
Images courtesy of Vogue Runway