After Pitti and Milan with a strict backpacking style (the must have accessory for two years now), also in Paris the theme of travel is the most inspirational for all big brands.
Like with the elegant incomplete imperfection presented by Valentino at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild: dangling hems, bold cuts, hanging threads under silk shirts and long trench coats, still lots of camouflage patterns, graphics with black panthers and again, the subtlest and most elegant backpacks and studs (full collection here).
Louis Vuitton finds inspiration in an Africa mixed with punk influences (exactly this year the historical movement turns 40). Bush jackets, exotic patterns, animal prints, zebra stripes and lots of giraffes, savannah safari colours, but also mohair sweaters with high level zips and semi-transparent sleeveless raincoats, English tartans and historic punk necklaces now in pastel colours (full fashion show here).
Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme also flips between punk and sporty-chic. Geometries, bomber jackets, super skinny or straight jeans, parkas worn with ankle grazer trousers and military boots, mesh sweaters (full fashion show here). Issey Miake instead picks the Indian customs of Varanasi tradition, everything always minimal, soft and ruffled fabrics with psychedelic colours, hemp and high craftsmanship through the manual fabrication of materials.
A cosmopolitan, sophisticated and laid-back man. Not just a tourist, but rather an elegant traveller.
Alessandro Di Giacomo