Men's Fashion Week returns to Paris on Tuesday
After a great turnout at Pitti Uomo in Florence and Milan Fashion Week, Paris is getting ready to fill up as well. Men's Fashion Week returns to the French capital from Tuesday, June 21 to June 26 with a very nice lineup. In addition to the already dense official program, there will be multiple off-calendar fashion shows, parties and special events, serving as an opportunity for brands to express themselves fully on the catwalks once again.
From the AZ Factory and Highsnobiety pop-ups, to the DRP Drop Culture Festival, the Tranoi fair, boutique openings or the launch of capsule collections such as Karl Lagerfeld's with Alled-Martinez, the fashion world has had plenty of opportunities to celebrate the return to normality after two years of pandemic. One other highlight will be Marine Serre's show on Saturday evening, June 25, which will position itself on the men's calendar for the first time with a co-ed show and celebrate its fifth anniversary with a big open-air party - which will also be open to the public by reservation - at a still secret location.
This season, more than 80 fashion houses are on the official calendar, which includes 44 shows, of which only four will be held in digital format - those of Asian labels Sean Suen, Yohji Yamamoto, Juun.J and Sankuanz. There are also 40 presentations scheduled, including for the first time Chinese label Feng Chen Wang and French labels Fursac and Jeanne Friot, whose gender-neutral, eco-conscious brand will be in the Sphère showroom.
Like Milan Fashion Week, the Paris week will continue to be broadcast online via the platform set up since the pandemic.
As for the fashion shows, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) announced no less than eight major brands returning. Starting with Celine, which will be closing the week on Sunday evening, June 26. Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Craig Green, Givenchy, Junya Watanabe Man Namacheko and Thom Browne are also making their comeback; as is American Amiri, who after a hiatus in Los Angeles in January, will hold his first show in the official Paris calendar, where he has already presented his collections in the past.
Other designers will also be returning to a physical format, such as Walter Van Beirendonck. In addition, the collections of two other newcomers will be on display, who in recent years had already attracted attention outside the calendar or in the official presentation program: English designer of Bulgarian origin Kiko Kostadinov and Lazoschmidl, founded in 2014 by Swedish-German duo Josef Lazo and Andreas Schmidl.
Among those absent this season are Andrea Crews, Uniforme, Jil Sander, GmbH, Avellano, Henrik Vibskov, Sacaï, White Mountaineering and Wales Bonner, who just appeared in Florence as special guest of Pitti Uomo. However, other big names will undoubtedly light up the City of Lights, such as Louis Vuitton on Thursday, whose collection was designed by the studio since LVMH has not yet appointed a successor to Virgil Abloh; Dior Homme on Friday; Hermès on Saturday, and Kenzo on Sunday.
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