The ability to make the audience gasp with disbelief & delight is a true mark of a successful fashion show. The Paris menswear fashion week for Spring-summer 2013 was a sure talk of the town. We often associate stripes and plaids on menswear but this coming season, top designers are charming us in a different way.
John Paul Gaultier showcased “techno” animal prints. Impressions of reptile scales in distressed & casual treatment made his collection both modern and ultra cool.
Lanvin’s top to bottom floral ensemble is a bold look for men. Alber Elbaz has only one goal this coming season and that is to find balance between classic and high tech.
Paul Smith’s take on this hot trend is focused on optimism. The whole vibe of the collection is prepared for brighter things to come as he also incorporated abstract photographic prints.
Kenzo is known as the label of travellers. Jungle is the inspiration for the collection. Particularly the jungles of Thailand and Indonesia, the play of prints and colors are vivid. Animal patterns are done in a new way, treating it as a texture more than a print. Bill Gaytten’s collection for John Galliano screams surrealism. Dressing up a new generation of fashion rebels, the collection is filled with amazing prints and textures not commonly seen on menswear.
Pushing the boundaries in men’s fashion, spring-summer 2013 is truly amazing. The bold statement of prints is both interesting and exciting.
-photo source style.com
by Eli Gonzales, contributing Trends writer and Print designer