While the European leg of what’s coming in men’s fashion for spring/summer 2015 comes to an end, here’s the 20 best looks from the presentations from Paris:
3.1 Phillip Lim
Taking inspiration the “effortless style and hazy psychedelia” of Jim Morrison, Paul Smith’s fall/winter 2014 collection shows casual luxury at its finest. The core of the styles featured bohemian textile art and tapestry on jackets, scarves, suede ponchos and cashmere sweaters in a range of navy, camel, orange and burgundy.
Music symbol covered sweatshirts, jackets and sweaters we also part of the collection, and solid loose trousers, leather pants, oversized jackets and bags, and shirts with exaggerated lapels and sequin panels filled out the rest of the looks. For the shoes, the printed chukka boots and sneakers had to be my favorite:
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Making Y-3’s Paris Fashion Week debut, Yohji Yamamoto presented the adidas collaboration’s fall/winter 2014/2015 collection in Couvent des Cordeliers. Yamamoto explained that he wanted to pay homage to the couturiers of the 60’s and infuse their spirit into the collection, and was also thinking clothing superheroes wear. He brought these two worlds together for his collection, “cut for an active and fighting life style”.
Bold primaries such as red, yellow and cobalt blue are mixed with black and army green in the sport-chic collection for both men and women, and it was presented in a black and white setting with a neon light backdrop as the models walked the runway to superhero music themes.
Travel like a local with Vee Travels’ My City features, which highlights the must-dos in a major city or neighborhood from men all over the world. In this edition, we explore the Paris with Matthieu Jost and Marc Dedonder, the founders of Misterbnb (the gay men’s Airbnb-like website) and MyGayTrip (popular gay lifestyle resource in Europe), who share their favorite places to dine, relax, shop and go out.
France natives currently live in different neighborhoods in Paris, Matthieu and Marc launched Misterbnb earlier this year, now with offerings from London to Tel Aviv and Valencia to New York.
The apartment rental website, for short stays to vacation or long-term, was created to help gay men find stays with other members of the community to make sure they’ll be staying with open minded people and city (plus gay scene) insiders who’ll know where to go. While we shouldn’t live in a bubble where we communicate or socialize with only members of the community, when traveling and opting to stay in a stranger’s apartment (or if you’re the one hosting), knowing that one another is gay can help build some confidence in a way. Also, in case you are wondering who the fellow above is, it’s French model Johan Akan (a Misterbnb brand ambassador).
Paris of course if one of the top cities on Misterbnb. See Matthieu and Marc’s selections to visit below: