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The men’s fashion week marathon has come to an end with the last of the Paris shows. The French luxury fashion houses showed us the versatility of menswear as they explored the different facets of menswear for Autumn-Winter 16.   
Image source - Acne
“The collection has a magpie quality for me. I have taken strands of Swedish folklore, the uniform of a practising artist, the beauty of 1940s tailoring and found a common language between the three,” commented Jonny Johansson, Acne’s creative director. These elements all came together in the form of a soft colour palette, the sense of freedom of movement and an air of understated elegance. 

Geometric patterns and studs were the key elements of Valentino’s Autumn-Winter 16 collection: outerwear was embellished with stud constellations, whilst patterns became increasingly vibrant as the show progressed. This collection captures the concept of a journey – both physical and spiritual. 


The Givenchy show opened on clean lines, with a dark and moody feel, but the simple tailoring soon made way for fringed bombers and jackets, embellished shirts as well as prints which included snake motifs. There was a palpable Americana influence running through the collection, which was presented on a hot pink backgdrop. 


Dior Homme
Kris van Assche explored the idea of hybridization for Autumn-Winter 16, and how traces of the past are carried through to the present in an amalgamation of different styles. Tailoring met streetwear in a showspace constructed to resemble a skatepark. 

​Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton
A piece of sheer, shimmering fabric floated over the runway at Louis Vuitton, billowing softly as the models paraded below. The luxury fashion house’s Artistic Director of Men's Collections, Kim Jones, paid tribute to Paris, the City of Light. Without becoming overly nostalgic, the collection was a celebration of French style – from utilitarian notes – with knapsacks and berets, through to references to the Parisian dandy.