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Autumn/Winter 2019 Fashion Week: Men’s Paris

Men’s fashion is always a great place to get inspiration from, so let’s see what’s going on in Paris…

Off White

Off White AW19
from vogue.co.uk

That, my dears, is a cowboy/motorcycle boot hybrid. I love both kinds of those boots, and I’m slowly deciding if I like them together. I’d probably not Ted Mosby it and make the black pair… maybe with gold… I wonder if my country bar shirt is still sitting in Canada…

JW Anderson

JW Anderson AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I think you could really easily make something similar out of a big men’s dress shirt. I’d probably take off the slanted hem, but it wouldn’t be too hard to adapt to a straight hem.

JW Anderson AW19
from vogue.co.uk

This is another one of those “I don’t know why I like it” pieces. As a knitter, I think the idea of having less make-up to do at the end of a project appeals to me. In any case, this would be a simple job of cutting and hemming.

JW Anderson AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love this fur collar. I’m not entirely sure how to wear it- do you take it off once you reach your destination? It’d be awesome for theatres and when you’re sitting somewhere kind of but not super chilly.

JW Anderson AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I really like this scarf. While you could do it their way and just sew up a big length of suiting and pop some bobbly tassels on the end, I think this might be the perfect opportunity for me to finally learn to do a knit herringbone stitch. I’m warm just looking at it.

Undercover

Undercover AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Super slouchy hat patterns are a dime a dozen. A part of me wonders if you could almost do the feather as like an intarsia design on the hat? Or maybe just glue a bow and a flat feather on the hat?

Undercover AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m not a huge fan of the whole oversized hoodie as a dress thing, but I like the way they’ve done a subtle channel here. It doesn’t add anything in the way of shape, but it makes it look so much more pulled together.

Raf Simons

Raf Simons AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love the idea of a key on a shoe. I’m not sure I’d have it flopping around like this- imagine if you were walking and it came down hard on the top of your foot, but I wonder if there’s a flexible way to do it.

CMMN SWDN

CMMN SWDN AW19
from vogue.co.uk

The first like six iterations of this sweater I was like, “that’s pointless.” But if you stare at it long enough it starts to grow on you. I wonder if you could do a sort of chiffon/sweater hybrid, but maybe not so nipply?

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love a good white speckle on black. I’m happy it’s in again. I’ve always seen it on t-shirts, so it’s interesting to see it on a jacket.

Louis Vuitton AW19
from vogue.co.uk

So, these aren’t what I’d call practical gloves, but they’re definitely really cool. I’d never thought of sparkle gloves before, but there’s got to a way to make them both look good and like, work.

Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like the way these buttons go horizontally not vertically. It’s a really cool, unexpected detail. I also think it’s cool that they’re actual buttonholes and not just sewn on. I wonder if this would work on a knit sweater?

Yohji Yamamoto AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like a lot of what’s going on here. First off, let’s take a minute for what looks like an awesome embellished t-shirt underneath. Secondly, I’m into the mixing of the black and gold buttons on the jacket. It’s really subtle but still super cool.

Vetements

Vetements AW19
from vogue.co.uk

This is really similar to the Undercover sweater tunic, but it looks almost like they’ve just taken off the ribbing and flipped the bottom of the shirt. They’ve sent a few of these hoodie tunics down the runway, and in a some of them, it looks like they used the ribbing for a drawstring casing which would make this even easier.

Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I really like the quilted leather sleeves on this. If you found the right fabric it’d be super easy to do.

Junya Watanabe AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I feel like every Autumn/Winter a scarf like this comes around- a bit chunky, but yet a basic 1 x 1 or 2 x 2 rib, usually with tassels. Something like this would be worth splurging out on some absolutely gorgeous wool for- maybe merino or even a cashmere blend? You’d really have it forever.

Berluti

Berluti AW19
from vogue.co.uk

There’s a lot of this speckled tie-dye print in Berluti’s collection. I don’t know if traditional tie-dye would be the way to go- maybe painting dye onto fabric set up for tie-dye? It’d be a fun experiment.

Comme Des Garcon Homme Plus

Commes Des Garcons Homme Plus AW19
from vogue.co.uk

The “add chains to a regular shoe” thing is going strong here. I bet I could do something like this with simple sneakers and a couple belts.

Comme Des Garcon Homme Plus AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like the fringe hem on this dress. It almost looks like there’s a bit of a macrame thing going on before it tassels out.

Balmain

Balmain AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like a lot of what’s going on with this jacket. I’m pretty sure I could get that effect with watered down fabric paint, patience, and a good brush. My favourite part of this is how some of the studs are a kind of brushed silver, and some are white to match their placement. This would make a really cool jacket.

Balmain AW19
from vogue.co.uk

This version looks like it’d be a lot easier to DIY- the white is more controlled. I’d probably keep it all to flat studs, but I’m into it. I’d clearly need both iterations of this.

Balmain AW19
vogue.co.uk

I’m tall and it’s really hard to find stuff that’s long enough. I’m into any idea that lengthens a sleeve or a pant leg and still looks cool.

Balmain AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like the way they’ve strung a belt as a drawstring. I think this would look cool on a day dress.

Sacai

Sacai AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love Scandinavian inspired stuff, especially in winter. My knitting goal is those awesome pointy gloves. I’m pretty sure I could track down a similar ribbon to dress up a jacket.

Loewe

Loewe AW19
from vogue.co.uk

My first instinct looking at this was wondering if I could use thin leather cording, braiding it, and kind of “stacking” it on top of each other. Looking at it again, You could almost weave leather and glue it to another bag.

Loewe AW19
from vogue.co.uk

There’s a lot of embellished sweaters this season. I like how these look a bit more rock-like than some other gems.

Kenzo

Kenzo AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I think this is a really cool idea. I’d be tempted to pare it down and do it in a black or dark grey. I wonder how hard it would be to make the faux fur part detachable?

Kenzo AW19
from vogue.co.uk

The faux fur on bags looks cool, but I’d worry about it being functional. Rain happens. I like the idea of doing it on the handle- it could be (my favourite) detachable! Note that this dress is doing that Marni/Liam Hodges acid wash overdye thing I talked about. Also, note that there may be a post on how damn easy that is to do coming up.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I feel like this is a bit of a pared-down version of the Yohji Yamamoto gold/black button thing. It really goes to show how much changing buttons can do to make your clothes feel fresh.

Paul Smith AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I love the buckle detail on the sleeve. It looks good on jackets, but I think it’d also go a long way towards sprucing up cardigans.

Paul Smith AW19
from vogue.co.uk

I like the royal blue and black combo on this. Border tape is a simple but awesome way to add something while still being really subtle and wearable.

Celine

Celine AW19
from vogue.co.uk

Embellished leather jackets are apparently a thing this year, and I love the way this one is adorned with rope. Sometimes with chain or studs or whatever else the fashion gods give us, things can look really overwhelming. This definitely manages to keep it simple and cool.

As much as I love men’s fashion, I can’t wait to get into Spring/Summer Couture!

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