Men’s Statement Suit Rules the Paris Fashion Week

| July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The corporate look and sober suiting opted by bank bosses, presidents, and ministers, appears to be over as patterns and primary colors rule this year’s Paris Fashion Week. Corporate suits may fade away as the message for next summer/spring season is loud and clear: the next biggest trend is the statement suit.

On the international catwalk on Friday, fashion designer Balenciaga displayed a striking silk cotton made red suit complementing with white buckle shoes. The cult fashion label Junya Watanabe showed pink and bold color check suits paired with shorts (cropped trousers).

Moving away from the earlier ‘the laborer’ theme, Watanabe focused heavily on an urbane man design. Trousers were trimmed above the ankle and silhouettes were well-defined, and some shorts even lingered around the knees. There weren’t specific length, hem lines, and pockets on this interesting variation as it would be decided depending on the contrasting fabrics. He also displayed striped polo tops, loose outwear, fisherman shirts as well as printed shirts, which simply looks stunning!

In Paris, Ann Demeulemeester featured double breasted velvet jacket, which have been getting attention in the trend stakes since the London’s Fashion Week held earlier in this month, which kicked off with pattered suits.

Gucci’s spring/summer collection featured a light green single breasted jacket, and head-to-toe suits in variety of combination, including primary colors of red and yellow.

Dries Van Noten’s collected mix-and-match creations, featuring modern print shorts and gold double-breasted suit. David Walker Smith, Selfridges’s buying director confirmed that would be buying Dries Van’s statement suit into their department stores. He added, from block color to patterned suits sported with trousers (shorts) will very much play on the next season of summer/spring. Sander labels are manufacturing a trouser suit version of patterned shorts, especially for Selfridges.

Talking about the current demands, Smith said print trousers and bold tailoring are already doing great on shop floor and Alexander McQueen’s bright colored check suits are performing amazingly well, not to mention that Burberry pattern trousers have been sold out already.

Adrian Clark, style director of Shortlist said it’s the time for men to further differentiate themselves from the corporate world. Luke Day, GQ Style’s fashion director said statement suit look has been already adopted by young tastemakers and if it would influence other buyers, we can see this style doing great on the high street soon.

The men’s fashion week of this season raised those bold and fashion pieces, which might have been purchased by only couple of men ten years ago.

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