Kris Van Assche Menswear Fall 2009: THE New Look For Men

Kris Van Assche Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 25, 2009 / FW/ — Kris Van Assche has an affinity to black and white. Following his career since the first time he showed in Paris, these two non-colors have been his favorite color palette. Traditionally very harsh colors, the Belgian designer had managed to make them soft, giving them a film noir quality that is romantic,... 

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Dries Van Noten Menswear Fall 2009: Restraint Modernity

Dries Van Noten Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 25, 2009 / FW/ — On the first day of the Paris menswear shows, Dries Van Noten set the tone, not only for his collection but also for the season – ‘Restraint Modernity’ – which happened to be the title of his collection. With Dries Van Noten, it is always hard to choose the pieces that define the collection. His... 

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Yohji Yamamoto Menswear Fall 2009: Men From Every Walk of Life

Yohji Yamamoto Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 25, 2009 / FW/ — A rabbi, a dock worker, a hip hop star, the dad, the A-student even an old-fashioned mobster, Yohji Yamamoto took men from every walk of life and dressed them in something they all have in common in their wardrobe – underwear. Kilt, leggings, trousers, sweat pants, even a pair of culottes, Yamamoto layered... 

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Véronique Branquinho Menswear Fall 2009: A Woman’s Eye for the Everyday Man

Veronique Branquinho Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 24, 2009 / FW/ — One of the two women who unveiled their menswear collections on the first day of the Paris season, Véronique Branquinho took sobriety in fashion seriously as she dressed the men the way the ‘Real Housewives of (Name the Place) would dress up their husband and child. Two-button and one-button suit... 

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Number (N)ine Menswear Fall 2009: Brushing Up with History

Number Nine Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 24, 2009 / FW/ — Continuing the historical bent that he started last season, Takahiro Miyashita designing under the label Number (N)ine is modernizing the French royal courts this time after visiting the Queen Victoria for Spring 2009. A woven mask encrusted with either crystal or grommets, worn with different styles of hats,... 

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Gaultier2 Menswear Fall 2009: Gaultier Square to Gaultier Cube

Gaultier2 Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 24, 2009 / FW/ — Afro wigs and bright colors, Jean Paul Gaultier’s love affair with Africa continues from his menswear collection named Gaultier2 to the newly launched children’s line logically named Gaultier3 or Gaultier Cube as it would be called phonetically. For Gaultier fans, Gaultier2 (pronounced Gaultier Square)... 

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Ute Ploier Menswear Fall 2009: Cinderella Man

Ute Ploier Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 24, 2009 / FW/ — Skinny pants, square suits and quilted coats, with fingerless gloves and boxer masks as accessories, Ute Ploier’s vision for Fall 2009 seems to be a tribute to the boxer to the point that there also exists a pun as seen on the boxy jackets. The winner of the Best Men’s Collection of the 2003 Hyeres Festival,... 

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Blaak Menswear Fall 2009: Man versus Machine

Blaak Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 24, 2009 / FW/ — Sachiko Okada and Aaron Sharif, the design duo behind the British label Blaak revisited the industrial revolution of the early 19th century in a collection aptly entitled Man VS Machine. A decidedly masculine silhouette, Okada and Sharif played on their favorite non-color – BLACK as they proposed striped cashmere... 

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Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall 2009: Football and Kanye West

Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 23, 2009 / FW/ — There is a certain earnestness in the Louis Vuitton menswear Fall 2009 collection. Paul Helbers, who helms the men’s side at Louis Vuitton, sent out loose-fitting suits and jackets in blue, scarlet, slate gray and camel that are all business but there is also suaveness and sophistication. Good looking... 

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Gaspard Yurkievich Menswear Fall 2009: Moonwalking Thriller

Gaspard Yurkievich Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 23, 2009 / FW/ — Continuing his ‘moonwalking’ ways from last season, Gaspard Yurkievich sent shin length trousers paired with very colorful socks that makes you reminisce of the 1980s when Michal Jackson was the King of Pop and ‘Thriller’ was the album of the year. But, except for the reference to that era... 

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Francisco van Benthum Menswear Fall 2009: Religiously Radical

Francisco Van Benthum Menswear Fall 2009 PARIS, Jan 23, 2009 / FW/ — Was it prescience or Francisco van Benthum knows someone high up in the Vatican? The Dutch designer’s Fall 2009 menswear collection inspired by the ritual clothes of priests, cardinals, bishops and choirboys was unveiled five days after the Vatican announced that it will get its own YouTube channel. That... 

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