Paris Men’s Fashion Weeks SS18: The Highlights

DRIESYes, 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.

1. “Norwegian Exchange Student Spices it Up before Going Out in Vienna with The First Piece of Rope at Hand” @ Alexander McQueenalexndermcqueen

 

2. “20 years delayed, Yohji discovers Emo…. and early Internet graphics” @ Yohji Yamamotoyohji

3. “What y’all Should have Worn at my Fucking Met Ball Gala” @ Comme des Garçons Plus
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4. “Unabashed Parisian Twink Ready to Take the Streets of Paris with Maman’s stocked-up Amex card” @ Dior
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5. “Swiss Normcore into Obsolence” @ Vetements
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6. “Of course I can study at Central Saint Martins and also go to Burning Man – right?” @ Rick Owens
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7. “Genuine Camping Bae goes to Get Firewood” @ Lanvin
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8. “Baroque Harlequin Fashionista who’s ‘Totally Chill tho’” @ Kenzo
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9. “Swedish Midsummer High Priest Will Revive Norse religion in your Family in exchange for Food” @ Acne Studios
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10. “50 shades of Khaki”, or, “Ultimate Daddy Issues”  @ Dries Van Noten
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Words by Jeppe Ugelvig
Images courtesy of Vogue Runway

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