THE BEST OF PARIS FASHION WEEK: MENSWEAR A/W 2011


3.1 Phillip Lim: This cool cat collection combines the best of the old with the bright lights of the future. Phillip has a way of mixing both the past and the future through inevitably classic cuts and fabrics with a modern twist. Some may not be a fan of his subliminal style, but in the fashion world, it’s one of the most important qualities when it comes to sticking it out for the long run. In this collection, you can expect nothing less than the crème de la crème of men’s silhouettes, classic suit styles, and genius styling. Photos courtesy of style.com


Hermes: It’s all about the workin’ man with this collection, which combines classic rocker with ultra-hip mod guy who isn’t too cool to work hard for his money in rad leather wear with sweet, subtle detailing. Think chain link knit, suede shirts, and the best outerwear you could ever imagine (on a man). Need I say more? Photos courtesy of thefashionisto.com


Lanvin: HEY, GUYS! LANVIN DOES MENSWEAR TOO! This collection is pretty “fashiony” as far as menswear goes, but it would really be something to see some guys step out of the box. Peculiar shapes and cuts add interest to every piece without over-dramatizing the whole thing. What I’d really love to know is how Lucas Ossendrijver manages to consistently and successfully carry the whimsical attractions of Lanvin’s 102-year-old brand name into the future of fashion. It’s all so inspiring! Photos courtesy of thefashionisto.com 


Honorable mention: Thierry Mugler
Lady Gaga‘s stylist, Nicola Formichetti, really took it up a notch for Thierry Mugler this time around. It is my understanding that the top fashion houses are at the top not only because of the quality of their work, but also because of the imaginative nature of their designs. Formichetti is certainly not lacking in inventive ideas, however, my only hang-up would be the over-stylized effects of some of the pieces. He definitely has enough talent to lend his expertise to the likes of Lady Gaga, and we all look forward to his future collaborations with various fashion world figures. Photos courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk
–SARAH MUHL
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One response to “THE BEST OF PARIS FASHION WEEK: MENSWEAR A/W 2011

  1. Thanks for keeping the guys in the Very Glossy loop with this report on these very inventive fashions.

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