Paris Fashion Week men’s – or should we say, “Pharis”? – has come to an end, leaving the world in awe. Because if you like fashion or not, you were either blocked from Pont Neuf or watched Louis Vuitton’s menswear show online; at least, you read about it. Pharrell’s debut at Louis Vuitton created a headline event, including a collection that didn’t give in. But that wasn’t all; Dior sneaked in great tailoring, Paul Smith opted for showing some skin, while Henrik Vibskov didn’t fear any color. Overall, we expect Paris Fashion Week men’s SS24 will not only predict how men will dress next summer but also how everyone else will dress. Let’s dive in.
Cover photo: courtesy of Ludovic de Saint Sernin
Fashion trends Paris Fashion Week men’s – SS24
High waistlines, checker prints, big bag energy, and splashing colors. Paris Fashion Week men’s SS24 was a feast for the eye. The biggest trends define a new era in fashion; it’s more than just trends for men. Discover the most important tendencies below.
While Pharrell at Louis Vuitton was the only one who featured checker prints and pixelated camouflage – but that’s enough to be sure that these will be trends next summer. And if there was one show that held Paris in its grip, then it must have been this one. Pont Neuf transformed into a massive runway, ready to receive a star-studded audience. The most talked-about show had a most taled-about feature: its checker print, also known as Louis Vuitton’s classic damier print. Bags, jackets, suits, shoes, hats, and even nail art didn’t escape from the print.
Does it get any more eighties than high waistlines? We doubt so, and many designers liked the idea. Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson opted for waistlines that were, until now, mainly described as ‘feminine,’ while Paul Smith chose classic, waist-sculpting jeans.
Jeans and everything denim
Just as much as womenswear loves denim, it was once solely meant for men. This season, denim had its fair share of buzzy moments at Paris Fashion Week men’s, though. We saw suit-up jeans, quirky denim styles, and even hints of Y2K. However, denim is a great idea for spring if you like to wear it (carrying your jeans by hand, for example).
Suits have proven their versatility after the massive success of The Frankie Shop. Paul Smith focused on pink, and if it’s up to Dior, all men will be suited up next summer. Even Rains, which showed an edgy, gender-neutral rain-proof collection, settled for suits.
The main conclusions of Paris Fashion Week men’s? The celebrification of fashion is real – and gender based-fashion is so last-season. Regarding the biggest fashion houses in the world, each of them agrees it’s more interesting to create clothes for “humans” instead of “genders”. Pharrell is, without doubt, the most striking example – we’re all curious about what Nicolas Ghesquière’s next collection will have in store for us – but others also work around this principle. Loewe, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, Dior, and Rains showcased outfits that could have also been part of women’s fashion week. Taking sustainability and inclusivity into account, this fashion week could form the start of a new era.