of men's week into one handsome and coherent collection. There were military references (in taupe, khaki, brown and grey), followed by splashes of color (saffron yellow, petrol blue, coral, wine and purple) and even a few abstract prints (but nothing approaching the wildness of, say, Bernhard...

Susan Tabak home This season, Kris Van Assche showed his Spring 2012 men's collection in, of all places, the Paris Salvation Army's Palais de la Femme, an early-20th century building with the calm but slightly-intimidating aura of an all-girls' boarding school. The invitation also invoked...

show's end. He's perhaps better-known in Europe than he is in America, although his collaborations with other brands (such as Y-3 with Adidas) give him access to younger markets than his signature label provides. One of Yamamoto's models on the street, after the show All the world's a...

Susan Tabak home Damir Doma has a world of influence behind him–he was born in Croatia, raised in Germany, worked in Belgium and moved to Paris–and it shows up in collections that offer something beyond conventional menswear. And while other designers flirt this season with images of men in...

Bernhard Willhelm and Susan Tabak Bernhard is irrepressible, and seemed to be enjoying himself immensely. He was wearing one pattern piled on top of another, and the slogan NO LIMITS, which summed up everything in the room. The collection, he explained, was all about transformation....

J isn't afraid to make big fashion statements, and his Spring 2012 men's collection, titled Deviated, took menswear to some of its outer limits. All of the super-skinny models (a trend seen on many of the runways this season) wore cheekbone-sculpting makeup and heavy black-capped wigs. The...

For years, fashionable men have sworn by an aggressively skinny silhouette, but Spring 2012 collections are pushing for a change. Those most likely to succeed are the ones that keep the overall line slim, but pump up the volume. At Issey Miyake, jackets were trim but not body-hugging–and...

Susan Tabak home Despite all the turmoil chezJohn Galliano, the men's show still went on as planned, overseen by longtime member of the design team (newly-annointed creative director), Bill Gaytten. Against a pinball wizard's spiraling backdrop and a stereophonic soundtrack mashing up...

This season's Forbidden Fantasy during Paris Men's Week was no exception: its invitation said, There are some things you can't tell anyone about...not even your psychiatrist. But who needs a shrink when you've got a dance floor? The party's new venue, Le Trianon (in the 18th...

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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