Coucou! Paris Fashion Week is here! While most of the world is currently experiencing exceptionally cold weather this season, Paris is no exception, made evident from the draped layers, fur-accompanied pieces, and of course the classic leather fingerless gloves. It was all about the celebrities and the parties at Paris Fashion Week’s menswear shows Saturday as the thrill around the French capital geared up ahead of the weekend change-over to the glamorous haute couture season. The streets of Paris are buzzing with Fall/Winter 2016-2017 shows under high security. Talent incubator, the City of Light is characterized by a mix of historic fashion houses and promising young designers. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Hermès continue to combine the future with stylistic grammar while Haider Ackermann, Walter van Beirendonck, Julien David and Rick Owens are scrambling the codes of fashion with ever more surprising collections.
[caption id="attachment_2044" align="alignnone" width="720"] Berluti Fashion show - MENS collection Autumn-Winter 2016/17 in Paris[/caption]
Berluti’s Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s Collection brought an elegance to the season with a parade of fashionable, tailored ensembles. Touching upon shearling and leather notes, Berluti’s man was treated to quite the wardrobe. From rich colors and vibrant patterns to oversized knitwear, sharp dual-layered suiting, and bomber jackets.
Among the newcomers, the label Off-White, founded by Virgil Abloh (artistic director for Kanye West) has been able to sharpen general curiosity for his first steps in Paris. Even Balmain’s own charismatic artistic director, Olivier Rousteing, was spotted at the very forefront of this show.
[caption id="attachment_2051" align="aligncenter" width="600"] DIOR HOMME Paris FW 16/17[/caption]
This Fashion Week was also an opportunity to experience the first fashion show of Raf Simons since leaving the house Dior. Inspired by the work of David Lynch and his cult series TwinPeaks, the Belgian creator shows his twisted take on the "all-American" underworld. We are still awaiting the result of festivities including the shows of Maison Margiela with John Galliano.
Celebrate Haute Couture and French fashion by the enjoying a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot. The yellow-label is produced with Pinot Noir providing the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse, essential in a perfectly balanced wine. Imagine gathering at an haute couture show after-party where socialites and celebrities meet, greet and congratulate designers while sipping the only fitting drink: champagne, dancing long into the night, with the free-spirited group of models and creatives.