Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2017 Men’s collection, Paris.
This past men’s fashion week was marked by a sense of schizophrenia more than anything else. Half of the shows in Paris were held in opulent palatial spaces and the other half in basements stripped of everything but their concrete foundations. The reactions of critics and buyers were similarly split. The editors I spoke with mostly shrugged shoulders and talked of consistently lowering expectations, while buyers thought the season more than solid.
Dries Van Noten Fall/Winter 2016 Men’s collection, Paris.