MEN’S SS23 FASHION WEEK: WHAT HAVE YOU MISSED?

DENIZ AKKAYA

From grass-sprouting pieces at Jonathon Anderson’s Loewe to jock straps and cowboy boots! The Paris spring-summer 2023 collections were anything but dull…

Rick Owens

Taking over the Palais de Tokyo fountain once again for Paris Fashion Week, Rick Owens shared his eponymous label’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Titled “EDFU,” the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, the range follows the designer’s recent vacation in Egypt. Inspired by the movement of Egypt’s cultural aesthetic that remained for millennia despite the long passing of its creators, Owens further reflected on his place in fashion.

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten presented the SS23 collection as part of Paris Fashion Week. Beginning with the premise of ‘unusual elegance,’ this season focuses on classic sartorialism infused with a sense of loucheness and sensuality.

Dior

The collection takes inspiration from the natural surroundings of the garden, including floral based sweaters and muted, earth tones for classic staples like the Dior Saddle bag. The house’s iconic emblem are seen evidently on the accessories such as the camper water bottle. 

Celine

Titled “DYSFUNCTIONAL BAUHAUS,” the SS23 collection that made its way down the runway was scored by the evocative sounds of a specially commissioned soundtrack from New York new-new wave band Gustaf.

Louis Vuitton

Titled “Strange Math,” the runway was an exploration of imagination and reality, kicking off with a marching band performance from the Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Models then walked out onto the stage dressed entirely in canary yellow as Kendrick Lamar delivered a powerful performance from his seat at the show. He began with chanting “Virgil,” following up with some of his tracks including “N95.”

Loewe

For his Spring/Summer 2023 collection for Loewe, Jonathan Anderson aimed to find a balance between nature and technology, incorporating grass and digital screens onto garments on the runway.

Hermès

This season’s Hermès collection traded its equestrian heritage for sensuality and softened silhouettes. Playing with the notion of traditionalism and classical styling.

Givenchy

Creative director Matthew M. Willams took the personal and autobiographical route this Spring/Summer 2023 season for Givenchy‘s latest collection.

KENZO

KENZO artistic director, NIGO continues to set the bar for the Parisian fashion house. The Spring/Summer 2023 collection continues to see the label stay true to founder Kenzo Takada’s ready-to-wear philosophy.

Y/PROJECT

This time around at Paris Fashion Week Men’s, Glenn Martens invited guests to a lush garden to present his Spring/Summer 2023 collection for Y/Project.

PRADA

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons brought their classic design lines to the runway shaping the label’s formalwear in the trends to come.

FENDI

“It’s about a balance of decoration and simplicity. An ageless sense of freedom to play, as we rediscover the luxury of free time,” explains Miss. Fendi. The collection reflects on the free time many search for, pulling from the great outdoors to offer colors such as melon and indigo to ochre, putty, cornflower blue and silver-gray. 

VERSACE

Built around existing in-between unexpected juxtapositions, the Spring/Summer 2023 collection is an expression of “fun and formal, bravado and sensitivity, Baroque and pop.”

ETRO

Stemming from his love for literature, Etro celebrates poetry as a utopia, composed of sentimental verses as a way of shaping chaos.