Men’s Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018: Highlights

Louis Gabriel Nouchi

Louis Gabriel Nouchi delivers a contemporary take on cut and silhouette.

Keeping warm, loose knitted sleeves cover jackets and coats’ own sleeves whilst moderating temperature with partially unstitched tops.

Colour palette is neutral shades of grey, black and white with colour pops of red.

Photography by Emilie Gomez.

Ernest W Baker

The founder’s Grandfather, Ernest W. Baker, an early Detroit ad man, serves as a muse for AW18. Studying his personal journals from the ’70s and ’80s were the starting point.

Shades of brown leather, tonal checks and handmade sweaters in a chunky mustard yellow are used in reference to a palette of the ’70s.

The injection of purple gives a more optimistic feeling of the ’80s.

Inspired from the surrealistic world of the ‘Twin Peaks’ series a link is established between classic European dress and a western American spirit. We also saw this theme at London Fashion Week Men’s with John Lawrence Sullivan (great designer minds think alike).

Long, oversized coating is an important aspect in the collection, creating a sense of mysteriousness with an intention of converting the model into an Ernest character in Twin Peaks.

John Wayne hats, tuxedo shirts and classic check patterns are a nod to an Americana style…

…while the structured blazers, ascots and velvet tailoring are inspired from a classic European elegance.

Arthur Avellano

Titled ‘Le Banquet’, Arthur Avellano brings a feast of an AW18 collection.

Avellano mainly works with latex and leathers to create his collections and AW18 did not disappoint. A practical fabric for outerwear, latex brings an edge to the classic trenchcoat, puffer jackets and the bomber jacket.

Trousers are either designed as practical straight latex jeans or ostentatiously voluminous whilst skimming the floor.

Le Studio Pierre

Titled ‘Jurassic Pierre’, the AW18 collection of Le Studio Pierre pays a tribute to childhood during the ’70s with a humouristic twist inspired by the Jurassic times.

Borrowing the eyes of their childhood, Le Studio Pierre bridges the gap between womenswear and menswear – which you can see in our women’s PFW article too. Colour palette features volcanic blazing reds and oranges, and boy scouts’ scarves with dinosaur prints are tied on the coat as a belt.

Men’s and women’s garments echo one another and the details are interchangeable. The gender asserts itself, taking its source from the designers’ relation, Le Studio Pierre celebrates love.

Photography by Emma Descraques.

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