July 2, 2013

Relaxed
elegance

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Paris welcomed Men’s Fashion Week from June 26-30. Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Berluti, Kenzo and Dior all showcased their vision for the Spring/Summer 2014 season, with an emphasis on relaxed elegance.

Faithful to its journeying spirit, Louis Vuitton took a trip around the United States. Under Creative Director Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones plunged into the heart of American culture, mixing classic outfits and sporty looks, from tuxedos to bomber jackets.

At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci played with colorful graphic prints, dominated by stripes. The color palette was on the bright side, with white, red and sky blue, joined by a soft brown for evening. The star of the show was a Bermuda shorts/leggings combination.

Berluti continued to propose ready-to-wear that resonates perfectly with its image. At his show in the magnificent Hôtel de Sully, Alessandro Sartori featured a Berluti man with a classic elegant look, informed by modernity. In a word, a timeless dandy.

For Kenzo, celebrated design duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim made the relaxed California style the starting point for their inspiration. Staged in a circus, models wore street wear pieces with a powerful graphic identity in black, white, blue and red.

The Dior Homme collection glided gracefully from city to port. As designer Kris Van Assche put it: “Tuxedos meet sportswear”. Straight, impeccable cuts created an alliance of formal and informal. Here, a jacket is paired with Bermuda shorts.

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