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Paris Men’s Fashion Week spring/summer 2014: Friday

To end the week, our schedule is packed with shows from Paris’s least conformist, most alternative designers. Highlights include Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garçons and Givenchy

Marina Nelson,

Maison Martin Margiela:
Always guaranteed to cause a sensation at Paris Fashion Week, Maison Martin Margiela put on an old-school rock ’n’ roll catwalk show using older full-bearded models dressed in baggy jeans and trousers, topped with tailored shirts, jackets and ties. 

‏@magicmarkuz tweeted: High top sneakers for next year’s summer will continue to be big. #Margiela

Silhouettes were casual, oversized and relaxed, offering the modern man a fashionable and practical look. Belts completed each outfit, but were worn half undone for the ultimate ‘oops’ moment.

@EmmaHoareau tweeted: YES TO BEARDS at Maison Martin Margiela #pfw

Comme des Garçons Homme:
Comme des Garçons took a different route for next season, abandoning its usual alternative, eye-catching design aesthetic in favour of a basic, rugged collection in dark colours. Longline blazer jackets in black, navy blue and pewter joined rugged, skinny trousers and rolled-up tailored slacks. Hints of the label’s breakout style were shown towards the end of the show, showing Comme des Garçons hasn’t lost its vibrant roots.

Always one to break with convention, Riccardo Tisci took Givenchy into space and the next century with robotic printed pieces that also drew on tribal trends. The collection oozed strength and rigour, with war references and notable uses of scarlet red. Models with painted faces showed the Givenchy tribe is a force to be reckoned with next season.



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