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Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2018

For his first collection since announcing the launch of an activewear capsule line, Giambattista Valli sketched out his vision of how casual staples like track pants and down jackets might fit into his ultra-feminine universe, beloved of “It” Girls like Lauren Santo Domingo and Bianca Brandolini. The good … Read …

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Paul Smith Men’s Fall 2018

Paul Smith channeled several of his youthful obsessions — Sixties couture and the psychedelic pop scene — in his men’s fall collection, which he showed alongside women’s looks. But there was nothing backward-looking about the display, held in a raw industrial space in the Cité de la Mode et … …

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Balenciaga Shows First Men’s Pre-Collection

GIMME MORE: Having decided to go coed starting in March, Balenciaga was one of the notable absentees on this week’s Paris men’s wear runways. The label made up for it with the presentation of its first pre-collection for men at its showroom, where a row of giant screens showed … …

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Alexander McQueen Men’s Fall 2018

Sarah Burton lets fantasy take flight like few designers working today, but for her fall collection for Alexander McQueen, she drew inspiration from closer to home: the many faces of the British male. The designer conjured an eclectic mental collage: Savile Row tailoring; Perry Ogden’s photographs of Irish pony kids; …

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Valentino Men’s Fall 2018

“Authentic rebellion has a grace. It does not scream, it is a state of mind,” read the Valentino show notes. For the past few seasons, Pierpaolo Piccioli has been exploring his vision of masculinity, one that casts off gender stereotypes to focus on individual expression. After cycling through punk … …

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Dior Pre-Fall 2018

Gender differences are so last century. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who keeps close tabs on Millennial attitudes through her daughter and muse Rachele Regini, has been touting a feminist agenda since taking over design duties at Dior in 2016 — all the while, paying homage to highly specific facets of the …

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