On the final day of Paris Fashion Week Men’s, Lucas Ossendrijver continues to show his artful fusion of sportswear with tailoring; Paul Smith incorporates his love for cycling into a spring/summer 2019 offering replete with boxy suits; Mark Weston at Dunhill enthralls with lust-worthy leather creations; while Carol Lim and Humberto Leon celebrate summer with a citrus-coloured collection stepped out to a live brass band.
Read our 10-word show reviews below—and listen to our audio reviews—for a summary of all the sartorial action.
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Designer: Lucas Ossendrijver
10-word review: Sportswear fused tailoring expressed in technical parkas and asymmetric knitwear.
Favourite look: That fusion of sportswear with tailoring in look 9 by the clever stylistic pairing of a short parka over a long coat, but both cast from the same green and silver striped technical fabric. Topped off with a bucket hat with the brim flipped up on the side, it was a prime example of the irreverence that permeates what Ossendrijver continually brings to the menswear table. One of the most underrated designers of our time.
Favourite accessory: We often think of bucket bags for women, but what about bucket bags for men? Ossendrijver is onto something here with those canvas and leather bucket bags carried by models in looks 7, 15 and 17.
Designer: Sir Paul Smith
10-word review: Boxy check suits worn over zip-up cycling jerseys and caps.
Favourite look: Having previously collaborated on a capsule collection for racing brand Rapha, and as an avid cycler himself, it wasn’t surprising to see Sir Paul Smith reference the sport in his spring/summer 2019 collection. In fact, seeing how he deftly blended his love for the sport with classic British tailoring, it was darn right welcomed. Which is why we are calling out that blue-tinged cotton suit in look 37 worn over a zip-up cycling jersey sporting black-and-white racing checks (matched with two tone leather loafers), all finished with an elasticised cycling cap. Fresh.
Favourite accessory: Those baller red leather Chelsea boots. TDF. To die for. That’s dope fellas. Throw down fire. Whatever you say, just go out and grab yourself a pair come September when they hit stores.
Designer: Mark Weston
10-word review: Masterfully crafted leather outerwear in relaxed bulbous shapes. Strong. Masculine.
Favourite look: Super impressive second outing by designer Mark Weston at Dunhill, sending out a pared back collection grounded in earth tones, but ranking high on craft and desirability. Happy to take out a small loan to secure that oversized drop and double-breasted Moto jacket in look 12 with its exaggerated collars, double gun flaps, and elongated belt. Totally lusting over the lustre of this caramel leather confection.
Favourite accessory: Those Cuban heel boots crafted in tobacco snakeskin secured with a stud-fastened strap across the vamp.
Designer: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
10-word review: A celebration of summer with check and citrus cotton suits.
Favourite look: For the day, look 47’s sucker punch of an orange cotton suit with matching high-waisted drawstring trousers—both treated with a light resin finish—that provided a whole lot of fashion drama when worn confidently, and in motion. For the evening, however, turn to look 86 with its regal-meets-club-kid floral jacquard coat in green and purple featuring a contrast double-lapel of the same jacquard motif in blue and red. Whichever you choose, these outfits will ramp up your spirits, charging you with the gusto to take on your world.
Favourite accessory: Those clear Kenzo shoppers—worn crossbody in looks 60 and 83—filled with oranges and limes as a visual tie-in to the citrus colour palette that dominated the show. Perfect for the beach, shuttling around town, or indeed, picking up your weekly groceries from the weekend market.
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