After wrapping up in Milan, the Spring-Summer 2015 menswear celebration has reached the French capital. Paris Fashion Week kicked off with some of the leading names in the industry, such as Italy’s Valentino.
“We started this collection with the idea of men that are kind of alone, the rockers’ man, men that broke the rules and are not, they don’t belong to any group,” said Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Valentino duo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri tried to break out of their couture-conscious mold with 52 looks in a myriad of styles and colours, including psychedelic flower prints, Sixties-style ethnic suede jackets and even a dressed-up four-piece suit.
Talented designer Raf Simons, the creative director of Paris fashion house Christian Dior, showcased the latest installment from his namesake label.
“I think the most important thing is memories. I just kind of try to see what I am about and who I am and all the things around me. You know – like emotion and energy, but also nature,” said the designer.
In a harmonious blend of Japanese and streetwear styles, models in brightly colored sneakers sported long jackets in sanitised white, navy and black with shawl-collar lapels that borrowed from the traditional kimono.