Men’s Fashion is Dead
With mourning veils and stitched lips, elements of death and the afterlife crept their way into this season’s trendiest menswear shows at Paris Fashion Week. Of the usual eccentric shows, Thom Browne’s runway took us to a bleak-chic funeral procession.
The men were fit in all black attire with white accents. Models wore hats with yards of lace and solemn looks on their faces. Last year, Browne featured blazers with sharp and boxy shoulders, but this year he displayed more wearable looks.
In keeping with this deadly theme, Comme des Garçons also touched on the concept by opening their show with an ode to the grim reaper by fitting a model in an oversized hood. Models with obstructed faces seemed to be a common theme in Paris. Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy took his spin on the trend as well by painting his models to look like zombies and ghouls. Tisci stated that his inspiration for the collection was his nightmares. The long black top coats, scorched prints, religious symbolism, and deep blacks, browns, and reds created a refined punk wardrobe. The dark genius that is Tisci has left us all beyond excited for next month’s show.
So, after a funeral, a meeting with the reaper, and a trip to the underworld, keep wearing your black and elevate your punk. Dante has nothing on Givenchy.
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