Paris and Milan Men’s fashion week were filled with extravagant collections, crowded with celebrities and designers delivered words of protest.
Celeb Offspring are taking over the Fashion World
Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Fall 2018 show at Milan was packed with kids of celebrities. Christian Combs, son of Sean “Diddy” opened up for D&G sporting a gold-brocaded jacket, navy skinny pants and velvet loafers from the “King’s Angels” collection. He was joined by 16-year- old Jack Mardsen, James Mardsen’s, son who made his debut on the runway. Other celebrity offspring that walked the runway were both of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sons and many more.
Versace goes Punk
In Milan, Versace’s Fall 2018 menswear collection was striking with bright colors, mixed plaid and artisanal print. Although plaid has been in style since fall 2017, Versace changed it up by using brighter hues, mixed patterns and by going for a punk rock look. Models wore layers of clothing and studded combat boots with thick soles. The collection also featured “Chain Reaction” sneakers designed by rapper 2 Chainz for Versace.
Heron Preston At Paris Fashion Week, Heron Preston’s presented his Public Figure collection, which drew inspiration from influencer culture.
Preston collaborated with NASA and launched new categories including luxury handbags, footwear and eyewear. He’s adding to the streetwear trend loved by millennials. It’s no wonder Bella Hadid was spotted by paparazzi, as she headed to Preston’s show wearing a blazer over an embellished sheer piece from his fall 2018 collection.
Designers making political statements Fashion designers seemed to be reacting to current events by using words of protest or dressing models as animals at fashion shows. In Milan, “Time for change” became a motto. The fashion world can expect to see the catchphrase branded across, waistbands, sweatshirts, and accessories next fall and winter.
In Paris, observers suggested two designers were making comments on sexual harassment through their collection. Belgian Water van Beirendoncks’ collection presented men as pigs and Julian David presented men as macho dogs.This observation is questionable since both designers’ collections are known for being influenced by fetish and SM practices.
We have yet to see what New York Fashion Week has in store and how they’ll contribute to the next trends of Fall 2018.