We don't often write about men's accessories in these parts, but the manbags (and gloves and belts and sunglasses and shoes...) that just debuted in Paris for Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 are too good to pass up. I don't personally know too many men who carry clutches, but most of the hand-held...

around the runway at the show's end Paul and his models made a colorful conga line at the show's finale, as they danced, bopped and bounced around the runway. After almost a week of "serious" fashion, it was a relief to see someone admit to having a good time! Susan and Paul Smith After...

The Paris men's shows are a refreshing change of pace–typically, collections presented here are more creative and less commercial than those in New York or Milan. Case in point: the Issey Miyake show, which emphasized a romantic–even poetic–take on menswear. Susan prepares a video...

His presentations are similarly offbeat, and this season's men's show in Paris was no exception. Susan in front of the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild His choice of venue this time was the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, a late-18th century house near the Arc de Triomphe. This beautiful spot has...

He also has a fondness for Paris: last season, he showed his men's collection at Maxim's, and this time he chose the Galerie de Minéralogie, a musty, 19th-century museum in the Jardin des Plantes. It's a creepy spot at the best of times, made gloomier by the cold winter night. And then Thom's...

As a result, his presentations during Paris Men's Week are always low-key affairs–the main ingredients are a charming venue, a handful of models, a leisurely series of presto-changos and Gustavo himself, answering questions and drawing attention to subtle details in the clothes. One...

Hermès for Fall 2011 is no exception–Véronique sent out one impeccable look after another, appealing to both practical and extravagant masculine tastes. Her classic pea coat, for example, instead of being made from heavy wool, looks brand-new when cut from navy calfskin. And, in her hands,...

The wall-sized background photos of ocean waves hung at each end of the runway, plus chanties on the soundtrack, made it all pretty clear that Sir Paul Smith was sending his men to sea. The show had one star, navy (both the color and the organization), and it offered endless variations on the...

Susan Tabak home The very first show on the Paris Men's calendar this season was Y. Project by Yohan Serfaty–an odd name, but an interesting collection. Serfaty cuts leather or cloth with mathematical precision, making pieces that look both razor-sharp, yet molded to the body–and textured to...

Susan Tabak home Without a doubt, the Lanvin men's show has become so influential, it's now one of the most-anticipated défilés on the Paris schedule. Under the guidance of Lanvin's creative director, Alber Elbaz, and his menswear designer, Lucas Ossendrijver, each collection seems to find...

 

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