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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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Hermès Men’s Fall 2018

The “Game of Thrones”-style backdrop – set in the cloister of an ancient Paris convent, the runway wrapped around a courtyard lit by fire drums that the models had to walk through, with bits of ash blowing onto the crowd – was the perfect contrast to this super-refined … Read …

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Balmain Men’s Fall 2018

Balmain may be looking to widen its reach, but Olivier Rousteing, as the house’s figurehead, ultimately designs for himself, with his spirit running through every single piece that goes down his runway, take it or leave it. And that was the message this season, with the designer reinforcing everything the … …

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Juun.J Men’s Fall 2018

Two key elements in Juun.J’s collection for fall were puffers and plaids, but neither was used in their traditional fashion. Rather, puffers were often snaked around models’ necks or waists, seconding as oversize scarves or billowing skirts. Checkered patterns — a vivid departure from the designer’s solid, muted palette … …

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Sacai Men’s Fall 2018

For her bow, Chitose Abe wore a white parka and a T-shirt that said “Truth. It’s more important than ever,” from The New York Times’ “The truth is” 2017 ad campaign. Both were a nod to climate, meteorological and metaphorical. The times we live in, she said … Read entire …

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Pringle of Scotland Men’s Fall 2018

For the first collection under Gaby Day’s tenure as head of men’s wear, Pringle focused on its Scottish homeland — particularly the Shetland Isles — for a fall collection that borrowed from its land and traditions. The palette reached for earth neutrals provided by the environment, from mossy, olive … …

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Sean Suen Men’s Fall 2018

Beijing-born Sean Suen — who studied graphic design and fine arts before veering off into fashion — presented a cinematic collection that tapped into the doomed fate of one of its most famous inhabitants, China’s last emperor Puyi. During a preview, the designer mentioned that he had recently seen … …

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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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Haider Ackermann Men’s Fall 2018

This felt less gritty rock than collections past, with Haider Ackermann showing a more merch-friendly, cleaner side. Fully intact was his sense of color and nomad instincts. On a range of layered military-ethnic silhouettes for a chic dandy, the designer juxtaposed Army green and khaki with the jewel … Read …

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Y/Project Men’s Fall 2018

Glenn Martens confirmed his position at the forefront of the reinventors of fashion, using deconstructed, reconstructed configurations to create new clothing propositions. It felt a little less dressy than last season, with the designer taking outerwear and thrift-store-style basics like bleached denim, ski sweaters, lumberjack shirts and even … Read …

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