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Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens and Issey Miyake take on Paris Fashion Week Men's

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AFP-Relaxnews
Published
Jun 23, 2016

Louis Vuitton kicked off the second day of Paris Fashion Week with a Spring / Summer 2017 menswear collection that brought a slice of Africa to the French capital. 


Vuitton Spring/ Summer 2017 - ©AFP / François Guillot
Designer Kim Jones revealed a collection steeped in widespread references to the continent, from Cape Town to Kenya. There were animal print sweatshi


Rick Owens took the season's trend for lightweight and dreamlike garments to the extreme, debuting a series of billowing separates that were hemmed and pinned, sculpture-like, to the body. Longline tunics were wrapped around themselves to create abstract forms, teamed with floaty parachute pants and sneakers. Mustard yellows and burgundies made a brief appearance, but the designer soon returned to his failsafe black to underline his trademark Gothic vibe.


Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2017 - ©AFP / François Guillot


The mood was much lighter and breezier over at Issey Miyake, where primary colors and tie-dye motifs were the order of the day. The Japanese designer also promoted the tunic, but tops were paired with cropped white trousers and swirly patterned bomber jackets for a fresh approach to Spring 2017.
 

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