Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana
Fashion can sometimes feel like an endless rotation of shows, fashion weeks, and freshly invented seasons. Whether it’s Cruise, Pre-Fall, or the comical Pre-Pre-Fall, it seems like every time you turn around there’s yet another brand new collection to feast your eyes upon. All in all, it can start to feel a touch overwhelming, and with a whole new set of young designers cropping up each season, how are you supposed to know where to even begin? Well, fear not, because your Men’s Fashion Week is about to get a little easier. We’ve created this handy Fashion Week digest to catch you up to date on all the highs, lows, and straight-up strangeness that’s transpired over the past few days.
1. Presley Gerber opened the Dolce & Gabbana show
Because if there’s one thing that we all for sure need way more of in this world, it’s Cindy Crawford’s genetically blessed progeny. Now that Kaia Gerber is officially happening, already booking a slew of high-profile campaigns at the tender age of 14, it’s high time her 16-year-old brother Presley Gerber also got in on the catwalk action. And at Men’s Fashion Week, he did just that, opening the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017 show along with fellow celeb offspring, Jude Law’s son Rafferty Law.
2. Jared Leto supported his Oscar date from the FROW
After attending this year’s Met Gala and the Oscars with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele as his date, Jared Leto once again showed up to support his fashion friend, sitting in the FROW at Gucci’s menswear show and hobnobbing with the brand’s CEO Marco Bizzarri. Naturally, Leto wore one of the label’s super luxe customizable bomber jackets, embroidered with butterflies, birds and a big J across his chest.
3. Kate Moss made a serious case for daytime pajamas
Kate Moss attended the Louis Vuitton menswear show wearing a matching set of silk PJs from the brand’s collaboration with artists the Chapman Brothers. The OG supermodel always knows how to make a major style statement, but one that’s also comfy enough to take a nap in? Sign us up.
4. There appears to be some rancor amongst Kanye West’s inner fashion circle
Ah, yes, a fight that had the cyber-sphere clutching their Supreme-branded pearls. At a launch event for VLONE, a new brand founded by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Bari, at Parisian fashion retailer Collette on Thursday night, the party turned to blows after things got heated between two of Kanye West’s protégées, Ian Connor and Theophilus London. After a few days of back and forth name-calling on Twitter, the tension between the two finally boiled over with Connor throwing the first punch and quickly getting escorted out by security, WWD reported. A$AP Bari, however, pursued Connor out into the street where he threw a few punches of his own at the young Yeezy designer. But West’s longtime collaborator, Virgil Abloh, who was also in attendance signing copies of his new book, laughed off the whole thing telling WWD, “They’re all brothers, so it’s basically watching a bunch of brothers fight…It was totally fine.”
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5. Athletes took Paris by storm
Athletes of all stripes made a major appearance at the shows, as perfectly epitomized in this snap on Dwayne Wade’s Instagram account. A basketball, soccer and football star all having out in harmony in the name of high fashion? Now that’s something you’ll only find at Paris Fashion Week.
6. Acne was all the rage on the runway
Designer Moto Guo brought bad skin to the runway, using makeup to enhance and exaggerate his models’ natural skin problems, playing up pimples, rashes and general red splotchiness. His show had fashion people all across the Internet asking: Is the hottest new beauty trend acne?
7. Demna Gvasalia made his menswear debut for Balenciaga
As the new creative director for Balenciaga, Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia made his official debut during women’s fashion week last season, but this month marks his first men’s collection. The lineup features similar themes of distorted proportions, a streetwear-meets-couture aesthetic and a whole lot of models with buzzed heads or spiky Sid Vicious poufs.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s move from Valentino to Dior was practically confirmed*
*Ok, so technically not men’s fashion, but nonetheless, since this drama all went down during this round of fashion weeks, we’re going to count it. Over the past two days, rumors have been flying that one of the co-designers of Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri, has her eye on the creative director role at competitor Dior. While Valentino continues to insist they have no official comment on the subject, this caption in the New York Times Style section seems to suggest otherwise. Only time and a comprehensive press release will tell…
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