We would like to present to you Geoffrey B. Small’s Fall/Winter 2017 Men’s Paris collection.
Photography by Guido Barbagelata.
Two weeks ago I met with Takahira Miyashita, the Japanese fashion designer of the mens brand TAKAHIRAMIYASHITATheSoloist. Miyashita’s original brand Number (N)ine made a mark on men’s fashion during the past decade when menswear was at its height in terms of reinterpreting youth culture.
When last year the Belgian designer Raf Simons was finally officially appointed as the creative director of Calvin Klein, the American brand known for its minimalist aesthetic, the fashion world was elated, and those of us in New York doubly so. The New York fashion scene has long been starved of creative talent of Simons’s caliber.
During the men’s fashion week in Paris some days ago instead of his usual quiet dinner at home, Rick Owens threw a dance party the day after the show. The occasion was a new video released by Christeene, a drag singer who is Owens’s favorite. The video featured Owens and his partner Michele Lamy doing what they do best, terrorizing accepted aesthetic and sexual norms. You can see the video on Dazed’s website, so we prefer to stick with the imagery from the party itself. Our crew was in attendance, bien sur. Enjoy!
Video and images by Luke Mayes
It seems somewhat silly to write about fashion these days, given the disgraceful political situation in the US, and I’ve probably had more conversations about the Orangutan in the Oval Office than about fashion proper over the week I spent in Paris. But, write I must, and so here are my impressions of a season that was mostly flat and that made me think that menswear is just spinning its wheels.