Paris AW17... the key trends
Everyone saves the best for Paris Men’s Fashion Week- the locations are magnifique, the street style is on point and the after parties… are… well… free bar!
90s streetwear, oversized shoulders and metallics continued to be key trends throughout many collections, with designers still focusing on wearable pieces. But it wasn’t all normcore, there was some fluoro bright, some tight tailoring, and even a little bit of bondage leather thrown in there.
Let us take you through some of the top trends you’ll be wearing in six months
Seventies… over the past few seasons powerhouses like Burberry and Gucci have revisited the decade with faded denim blue flares, paisley waistcoats and floral cropped jackets. It’s every layer you need to build up your wardrobe for the cooler months. In Paris, Rick Owens delivered an undertone of 70s vibes, hinting at liberation in his Glitter collection.
Oversized… the extra long sleeves we were all secretly hoping would fade away are still very very relevant. Before playing dress-up, Vetements really ran with this trend: this fall season Thom Browne went hard on the grey suit, giving us super long and super wide sleeves while Etudes blew up the football scarf micro-trend (seen at Lanvin and Gosha Rubchinskiy).
Crushed velvet… in deep lavender, emerald green, purple, on any kind of suit or separate: it’s sexy with a serious attitude and that’s how we like it. Haider Ackermann did this best with his pick’n’mix of deep of velveteen brocade waistcoats and blazers, along with Hermès' smoky grey double-breasted jacket.
Military… it’s the veteran of the trends, standing the test of time. In Paris, Balmain worked in some camo, while Alexander McQueen presented the type of red overcoats that have us thinking of palace guards and OAMC mixed the military trend with floral print to create a very wearable cropped jacket.
Tracksuits… they’re comfy, they’re colourful, your dad used to have a fucking great one. And the good news is that throughout 2017 it’ll be on trend to be wearing one: velour, tacky nylon, silk, plain or patterned. In London Astrid Andersen continues to develop her velour tracksuits with raffish prints while Christopher Shannon evolved his popper emblazoned into separates.