fashion week by C.A. Parkinson June 13, 2018
With the summer looking like mid-wash jeans, layering big shirts and uniforms, we are all looking forward to what Fall/Winter will bring.
What we do know is that it’s going to be full of drip, jacket layering, pleats, plaid and much more. Here we have compiled some interesting looks from the runway that we love, new trends are arising and old ones are being rethought.
Peep our favorite looks from the runway for FW19 Pour Homme.
Raf Simons latest runway show was titled “Youth in Motion” and was inspired by the 1981 German film Christiane F about drug abuse and how destructive it can get — a common theme in today’s social commentary.
The decadent runway was decorated with cornucopias of fruit, cheese, fine meats and wine. It sets the perfect stage for a very youthful interesting show that brings up controversial and important topics.
With blatant references to psychedelics by name, large sweater-scarfs, beautiful overcoats and slim black cargo like pants Raf created amazing looks.
Yohji Yamamoto created a noir Blade Runner, Akira vibe with his collection that caught our eyes for its amazing attention to detailed prints and weaves that create multifaceted attention-grabbing looks.
Half red pea-coats with full prints from lapel to knee, full split jacket/coat combinations with both fitting and baggy pants made amazing uniquely Yohji looks.
Hybrid tech-dress pants accented the traditional Japanese look of the collection.
Dries Van Noten continues his experimentation with patterns with an overdose of windowpane and plaid on strong silhouettes that fit the current cowboy middle America looks that were popularized by Raf Simons at CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC in 2017.
In juxtaposition to the orderly windowpane design Dries does what he does best with an explosion of colors that look like a psychedelic oil slick, combined with the drapery of the fabrics used creates an amazing collection.
Death to Tennis is a New York-based brand that is catching so attention this season, designing menswear for the active busy creative who needs to rely on their garments.
Their most recent runway show really garnered attention with its extremely fine tailoring and futuristic looks. A combination of classic basics with beautiful floral designs makes us think of Dries Van Noten.
Death to Tennis is a very different brand developing their own vibe, one way they are doing this is through fashion films that have a mini-narrative where the garments are apart of the characters.
We are looking forward to seeing what Death to Tennis has in store for A/W 19.
Palm Angels are the current zeitgeist of streetwear. Regazzi started the brand we know and love so much in 2014 and since then it has been worn by just about everybody.
Their FW19 showed Francesco Ragazzi turning the Palm Angels volume to 11. Plaid tracksuits, short cowboy pants adorned with large Palm Angels pins.
Ragazzi is following the trend of midwestern inspired looks but with his streetwear, California/skateboard spin that Palm Angel is known for. He is definitely establishing himself as interesting designer combining high and low fashion.
High and low hybridization is the style now but Ragazzi though Palm Angels have created a collection for the Couture Cowboy that gives Vetements a run for its money.