At the SS17 shows in Paris the biggest trend has been No Season. The collections have been filled with layers upon layers of outwear and suiting, large round-toe boots and leather jackets. Oversized hoodies and faux waist trousers dominated the Juun.J runway with the designer only showing two short sleeve options. Is it possible the designers know something about global warming that we don’t? Or is seasonless the new norm for designers and brands who are thinking about a wider global market.
At Lanvin the name of the game was Dressing for Any Season. Clothing the Lanvin man could chase a season in. The collection was more about a romanticized notion of a world traveler with that special Lanvin twist. The open shirts, single buttoned cardigans and striped layers recalled the days of Cole Porter and Gerald Murphy on a sailboat in Southern France. The collection was a culmination of cord-accented belts looped through ankle cropped true waist trousers. The looks that came down the runway were meant to evoke a spirit in the audience of a worn but sophisticated man who passion in life is to live.
Photos by Kim Weston Arnold courtesy of Vogue