We are deep into Men’s Fashion Week in Paris and have already seen many of the top menswear designers show off their stuff (quite literally in the case of Rick Owens) on the runways. Fall is the season and outerwear is the clear star of the show. Today we are checking out Dries Van Noten and Damir Doma.
Dries Van Noten received glowing remarks for his accomplished 2015 fall collection. Eastern accents were a constant throughout, foreshadowing the Costume Institute’s next exhibit in May which will focus on the impact of China on the West. Burgundy, navy, and dingy olives were contrasted with rich glossy silk and fur. Standouts included fireman jackets, patterned bombers, and structured trench coats.
Damir Doma debuted his fall collection at “home,” aka company headquarters, to “keep things personal.” The focus was on craftsmanship and natural fabrics. Broaches made of horn and brass anchored the pieces and added a little metallic edge to the soft and muted garments. It was minimal and luxurious without pretentiousness.
Men’s Fashion Week closes with St. Laurent on Sunday. -TB