Susan Tabak home Under the painted, and skylit, dome of the Paris stock exchange We always look forward to the Lanvin show–it's typically a high point of any men's week in Paris. The team of creative director Alber Elbaz and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver seems to have established a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

 

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