Men’s Fashion | Part 2: Paris Men’s Fashion Week wrap-up by Marcus Kan

In the final instalment of the Paris men’s fashion week wrap-up guest blogger Marcus Kan, fashion photographer, founder and editor of à la mode and fashion director of Ukamaku will be telling you what’s hot, what’s not and what to expect on the streets next fall after the jump.

By Marcus Kan

If you want a more tailored cut pieces, you should consider filling your closet with Viktor & Rolf suits or the YSL modified double breasted suits next season.

From left: Viktor & Rolf, Yves Saint Laurent and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2011 Menswear Collections

Icelandic prints seems to be a favorite for both Raf Simons and Junya Watanabe as it appears on some of the pieces in their collection. However, the biggest trend of the Paris runway shows is the checked pattern where you can see it from brands like Givenchy, Kenzo, and Viktor & Rolf. Riccardo Tisci has also introduced the bulldog print to the Givenchy collection and I have a feeling it will be a big hit this coming season (whether you like it or not).

From left: Kenzo, Givenchy and Viktor & Rolf Fall 2011 Menswear Collections

Yohji Yamamoto, Walter Van Beirendonck and Kenzo are three of the many brands that loved to use patchwork for their Fall/Winter collections and I think the designs are very interesting.

From left: Yohji Yamamoto, Kenzo and Walter Van Beirendonck Fall 2011 Menswear Collections

Last but not least, accessories are something you should look out for this season from Paris Fashion Week. The shoes and bags from Louis Vuitton (including the new Damier Infini), Givenchy’s amazing accessories (including these thigh high lace-up shoes) and Hermès, who presented the manbag of all manbags: the male Birkin.

From top centre: Louis Vuitton bag, Louis Vuitton shoes, Hermès bag and Givenchy shoes from the Fall 2011 Menswear Collections

Photos courtesy of

Paris fashion week has definitely provided a wide variety of fashion flavors for the fashion lovers and I am sure you will already have your weapon of choice for this coming season. My favorite shows from Paris are Junya Watanabe, Kenzo, Miharayasuhiro, Givenchy and Raf Simons.

For a more detailed walkthrough of some of the brands, visit the Walk the Walk section on à la mode.

About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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