JUN 28, 2018 (BE2C2): Suits with sneakers was the outfit of choice at Paris Fashion Week Men’s 2019. It’s an interesting juxtaposition — tailored-meets-sport — that displays exactly where menswear is at the moment. And what better place to showcase that than a major fashion capital like Paris.
One of the most prominent micro trends in Paris was for suits worn with little or nothing beneath them, a look that felt easy and understated….street style.
Celebrities like A$AP Rocky, Naomi Campbell, Robert Pattinson and Lenny Kravitz were in attendance at the shows.
The menswear shows boasted plenty of highlights, from Kim Jones’s debut for Dior Homme to Raf Simons’s runway show return on European soil. But what stood out from most the entire week was Virgil Abloh’s first menswear collection for Louis Vuitton, and the fashion crowd reflected the special moment through its style choices.
Many showgoers opted for a suit-with-sneakers ensemble, much like the signature outfit of Abloh himself, who has walked a number of red carpets in the same look, including this year’s Met Gala and last year’s British Fashion Awards.
Virgil Abloh, the incoming artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, invented a new form of clothing with his first show in Paris on Thursday. Named by him and his team “accessamorphosis”, the idea, put simply, was to create a piece of luggage that could be worn. Abloh showed a series of half-jackets, vests and harnesses made from leather and various fabrics – all of which featured multiple pockets and bridged the gap between bags and clothes.
Double-breasted tailoring can be divisive, with many men mistakenly believing that said suits can only be worn by men in their sixties who work in finance and suffer occasional bouts of gout. In reality, a well-cut double-breasted suit will wrap the body and create an illusion of length (so long as you don’t have too much hanging out around the middle). At the Spring/Summer 2019 collections in Paris, double-breasted suits with new, more exaggerated proportions were everywhere. At Dior, nascent creative director Kim Jones introduced the “Tailleur Oblique”, a higher cut double-breasted suit inspired by the techniques used to make couture dresses.
See our favorite looks from Paris below:
(With inputs from Haroon Riaz, Maya Kimberly, Tanzila Abbasi and Alicia Jamil)