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With Men’s Paris Fashion Week under way, we’re taking a look at the collections presented for Fall/Winter 2020 by brands like Givenchy, Christian Louboutin, and Sandro.
An archway of ashy gray flora framed each look presented by Givenchy in the showcase of its new menswear collection. Dedicated to the modern man reinterpreting tradition, the brand found its main inspiration in the 14th Maharajah of Indore and his love of the American west, which he discovered during a trip from India to Los Angeles in the 1930s. Iconic elements of western dress like square-toed riding boots, leather dusters, pocket watch chains, and cowboy hats were updated when paired with items like glossy latex shirts, colorful prints, and classic black trousers. Looks we’re still thinking about include the dark gray plaid suit worn with an indigo shirt and a hat, the all-over red suit with the script-printed tee, and the outlaw-reminiscent overcoat paired with an oversized hat and a jewel-embroidered shirt.
With the city of Paris as its constant muse, Christian Louboutin debuted a collection made to fulfill all the needs of the contemporary man’s city lifestyle. Sporty styles like a high-top socked sneaker in white, red, and transparent material took notes from the world of boxing, featuring the iconic red sole, of course. Pieces like a block-heeled King Louis loafer easily transition from a day at work to an evening out for drinks. Adding an edge to more classic styles were metal studs adorning everything from loafers, to sneakers, to backpacks—our favorite of which was a sling-back sandal in black and silver. Other highlights included a leopard print Chelsea boot and a leather backpack in matte black and red.
With a definitive nod to past decades, elevated wardrobe staples were the highlight of Sandro’s Fall/Winter 2020 menswear collection. Overcoats and button-up cargo jackets were seen in check printed denim, houndstooth, and tweed. Hues of brown, mustard, camel, and blue offered an air of nostalgia when paired with simple, retro silhouettes like high-waisted trousers with a slight flare in the hem, vintage bombers with fur collars, and chunky knit sweaters and cardigans. Standout looks included printed jeans worn with black boots and a turtleneck and a suit in navy worn with a cream button up.