Document highlights the first half of Paris Collection Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 wth photographer Kei Takeda.
Haider Ackermann dressed the modern dandy head-to-toe in a slew of luxurious-looking fabrics, inspired by hedonistic partying youth. The men’s looks featured playfully colored silks and metallic leathers, while the women’s looks were contrastingly sombre and oversized.
Newcomer to Paris, Facetasm showed an easily cool collection, expertly styled but ultimately confident in its own randomness. Cut and sewn jumpers complimented strong varsity stripes, and elements of suiting contrasted nicely with mixed patterns and streetwear shapes. It is not difficult to see this brand’s popularity in Japan.
Off-kilter is what Y/Project does best, and Glenn Martens’ perfectly ill-fitting offering for Spring 2017 was no different. Decidedly tough but romantic, the pirate-style silk blouses set the scene, yet it was the pants which stole the show, appearing in various incarnations: the tearaway, the scrunched tracksuit, the awkwardly cuffed, and the deep-v waistline.
Dries van Noten
As usual at Dries van Noten, cut, color, and pattern reigned supreme, taking the viewer on a clever path through beige easy-wear into a more decidedly crafty terrain. The hand-knit jumpers and fringing details worked seamlessly alongside painter style smocks in varying fabrics. True to standard, every piece was both covetable and wearable, another win for Dries fans the world over.