Dior Homme SS20

Everything going down at Paris Fashion Week Men’s SS20

Backstage, shows, people, parties. Watch, listen, read.

Sunday 23rd June

8.30pm, June 23rd
8.30pm June 23rd

CELINE SS20

And so it begins…

8.00pm, June 23rd
8.00pm June 23rd

Location: Paris’s Dôme des Invalides, for the third time.

7.30pm, June 23rd
7.30pm June 23rd

Hedi Slimane has teased a collaboration with David Kramer on Instagram. Stay tuned…

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4.30pm, June 23rd
4.30pm June 23rd

PAUL SMITH SS20

Paul Smith continues to reign as the master of tailoring – SS20’s stand-out suits came in a Battenberg cake-palette of yellow and pink (and in leather, too).

1.30pm, June 23rd
1.30pm June 23rd

KENZO SS20

Today marked Carol Lim and and Humberto Leon’s final Kenzo collection after eight years at the helm of the house. There was only one way to go, and that’s with a bang. The show took place in Paris’s AccorHotels Arena in front of an audience of 6000 people (including over 4000 members of the public whom Lim and Leon has invited to apply for tickets to the show earlier this month).

WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE?

WHAT DID IT SOUND LIKE?

Solange!! The singer made a surprise appearance, performing I’m A Witness live with her band who she conducted on the runway during the womenswear section of the show.

Listen now: Solange performing live at Kenzo SS20.

OF NOTE:

Two dance troupes proceeded down each end of the runway in slow-mo (to the dramatic sound of gongs and fanfares) wearing supersize zori platforms that allowed for ethereal movement.

WHAT WERE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT IT?

Selah Marley (who attended the show) weighs in:

WE ASKED HERFEW MORE QUESTIONS TOO

11.30am, June 23rd
11.30am June 23rd

LANVIN SS20

Location: the swimming pool at Espace Sportif Pailleron. What better location to show in in 28°C heat?

Listen now: The sound of Lanvin SS20

Saturday 22nd June

8.30pm, June 22nd
8.30pm June 22nd

HERMES SS20

Feather-weight layers, delicate knits, suede outerwear and candy coloured pants – Véronique Nichanian’s SS20 Hermès collection is designed for a man who likes to travel.

Listen now: The sound of Hermès SS20
1.30pm, June 22nd
1.30pm June 22nd

SIES MARJAN SS20

Sander Lak’s debut menswear collection (shown at Opera Bastille looking out onto the Parisian skyline) is a lesson in low-key luxury. Think minimalist silhouettes and nude tones met by max-volume colours and a recurring zebra print.

9.00am, June 22nd
9.00am June 22nd

SATURDAY MOOD:

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Friday 21st June

10.00pm, June 21st
10.00pm June 21st

BALENCIAGA PARTY

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Dancing shoes at the ready. Tap to reveal the location. 

Lycée Molière: a school in Paris’ 16th Arrondissement

7.45pm, June 24th
7.45pm June 24th

CASABLANCA SS20

Charaf Tajer backstage

Listen now: Charaf Tajer on Casablanca SS20
6.45pm, June 21st
6.45pm June 21st

DIOR HOMME SS20

Kim Jones’ futuristic SS20 Dior Homme collection pays homage to Christian Dior’s love of architecture via dramatic silhouettes, contrasting fabric combinations, fresh textures and the pièce de résistance: a sculptural all-metal take on the iconic saddle bag. Wearing chunky rubber-sole boots, Jones’ models stomped down the Pepto Bismal-pink sand runway, past 10ft tall crumbling white stone letters spelling out DIOR (concepted and created by American artist Daniel Arsham). Their desert essentials? Heavy-duty aluminium backpacks (that mark Dior’s first ever collaboration with Rimowa) and a Dior X Rimowa cool box with slots for a champagne bottle and two flutes.

7.00pm, June 21st
7.00pm June 21st
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6.15pm, June 21st
6.15pm June 21st

Soundtracked by Honey Dijon feat. Malcom McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra’s Waltz Darling.

Listen now: The sound of Dior SS20
6.00pm, June 21st
6.00pm June 21st

What time is it? It’s Dior O’clock!

The entrance to the Dior show space, an installation by American artist Daniel Arsham

3.30pm, June 21st
3.30pm June 21st

JIL SANDER SS20

Masterful minimalism to the sound of The Smiths’ This Charming Man and Morrissey’s Hold On To Your Friends.

Listen now: The sound of Jil Sander SS20

Thursday 20th June

10.00pm, June 20th
10.00pm June 20th

VETEMENTS SS20

Do you want fries with that? Demna Gvasalia is no stranger to subverting the norms of fashion, his SS20 show location included. This season he took us to the last place you’d expect (pre 3am) during Paris fashion week: the world’s favourite fast food joint, McDonald’s. Proportions were supersized, characters were present, uniforms were riffed on and signature Vetements-isms came into play as guests sipped coke from Vetements x McDonalds paper cups. We were disappointed about the lack of fries.

8.30pm, June 20th
8.30pm June 20th
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3.45pm, June 20th
3.45pm June 20th
4.30pm, June 20th
4.30pm June 20th

Dev Hynes and Octavian backstage at Louis Vuitton

3.15pm, June 20th
3.15pm June 20th
Listen now: The sound of Louis Vuitton SS20
1.00pm, June 20th
1.00pm June 20th

RICK OWENS SS20

Presented on a runway that circled a sculpture by British artist Thomas Houseago (to the sound of a ceremonial drum beat), Rick Owen’s SS20 collection drew on his Mexican heritage, something he felt compelled to explore in response to Trump Wall.

12.45pm, June 20th
12.45pm June 20th
Listen now: The sound of Rick Owens SS20

Wednesday 19th June

10.00pm, June 19th
10.00pm June 19th

RAF SIMONS SS20

Taking place in a vast industrial sports hall (carpeted in pink) on the outskirts of Paris, Raf’s SS20 collection was a response to corporate, consumer, fascist” America (according to the voice over at the start). Think Stoned America’ and Support Labs’ slogans, lab coats, and a My Own Private Antwerp’ jacket, soundtracked by Mica Levi’s Under the Skin.

7.00pm, June 19th
7.00pm June 19th

Crafty knits and vibrant vacation prints at Valentino SS20.

4.15pm, June 19th
4.15pm June 19th

ACNE STUDIOS SS20

An art school aesthetic shaped by unexpected pairings and experimental styling. 

4.00pm, June 19th
4.00pm June 19th

Octavian at Acne SS20

3.30pm, June 19th
3.30pm June 19th

Y PROJECT SS20

Dramatic collars, outsize tailoring, painted trousers, flesh-revealing catsuits, Y‑shaped earrings and square-hem flares.

2.00pm, June 19th
2.00pm June 19th

JW ANDERSON SS20

Deconstructed trench coats and tailored jackets, knitted headwater and unconventional knitwear silhouettes. 

1.00pm, June 19th
1.00pm June 19th
1.00pm, June 19th
1.00pm June 19th

Gigi Hadid backstage at Off-White.

10.00am, June 19th
10.00am June 19th

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN SS20

6.00am, June 19th
6.00am June 19th
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-4 hours to go until Off-White’s SS20 show.

Tuesday June 18th

7.00pm, June 18th
7.00pm June 18th
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The only car to be seen riding in. And so Paris begins.


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