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...

Susan Tabak home Bernhard Willhelm always puts on a show, in every sense of the word, and this season was no exception. As guests filed into the Mercedes-Benz dealership on the Champs-Éysées, rumor was rife that the défilé would include male porn star François Sagat, and a female body...

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...

Susan and Paul Smith Loammi, Susan and Andrej After the show, Paul talked to reporters and well-wishers. He was upbeat and exuberant, probably thrilled to have another successful show under his belt. Meanwhile, we were caught up in the flock of great-looking models making quick changes...

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...

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 great thing about a collection like this is how many wearable clothes and accessories it contains, while still offering all the runway flair one expects from a Paris Men's Week défilé. In other words, it's both commercially viable and surprisingly forward-looking–a rare combination in...

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...

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 If you need more color or fun in your life, Bernhard Willhelm is the guy for you. His collections are chock-a-block with outrageous cuts, colors, and patterns, and many pieces are made from simple (but high-quality) cotton fleece. In fact, regardless of a particular season's...

 

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