Major fashion houses, from Dior to Hermès, went over and above expectations with their show-stopping fall collections for the 2022 Men’s Fashion Week
With the rise and fall of the pandemic, fashion houses were still adamant with mounting physical shows. This year with the Fall-Winter collections being released left and right, some brands opted for digital while others braved the in-person shows. Aside from the challenge of the pandemic in the fashion world, the industry was also marked by some truly tragic passings, but the traces of their creative minds were and felt this fashion week: from Virgil Abloh‘s last show for Louis Vuitton to Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones dedicating the show to fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley, who died last Tuesday.
However, creating will never stop, and new creations were introduced into the world at Milan and Paris’ Men’s fashion week. From Dior to Tod’s to Hermès, trust these giant fashion names to never fall short in showing new fashion trends to look forward to this year. Here’s a rundown of what their collections were all about.
Dior‘s gray scaled collection
The designs of Dior men’s artistic director Kim Jones were rallied down areplica of the ornate Pont Alexandre bridge, debuting the much talked aboutgray Birkenstocks. He said,“I wanted to look at the archive, at the purity of the beginnings of the house, at its original impulse.”
That’s why their fall collection shows muted palette of gray, beige and ivory tones with embroidered lily-of-the-valley flower patterns and shimmery patches of sequins, applying them to sweaters and sleek puffer jackets.
Tod’s classy outdoor ensemble
Tod’s creative director, Walter Chiapponi is combining ’70s flare with the modern age for Tod’s Fall/Winter 2022 men’s collection. Tod’s Fall-Winter 2022 collection also took inspiration from contemporary Italian art with updated classics in earth tones like fur-effect bomber jackets with wool-lined coats and collars, corduroy slacks, and every shade of brown in the color wheel.
He mixed big Norwegian inspired knits with blue denim to give a European feel to an American look. For the ’70s touch, Chiapponi paired moccasins and loafers with brown trousers and brown suede jackets with a pair of square framed sunglasses. He also created a carpenter style tracksuit pants to give a bit of flare for a lounging outfit or a more comfortable, yet classy look.
Hermès gave a 1980s kick
Last Saturday, Hermès spearheaded the installment of Paris Fashion Week as its menswear designer, Veronique Nichanian, delivered a glam rock twist to her exuberant designs. The veteran designer infusing the typically high fashion designs with a subtle yet distinct 1980s kick with gunmetal leather riding boots and zipper-filled loose bomber jackets. High waists on pleated wool pants cut a contrast with retro bucket hats.
The collection featured a bolder color palette with browns, bronzes, and what the house termed as “peppers, pewter, coniferous and lettuce green (and) frost blue.” For Nichanian, the contradictions in style proves Hermès as the author simple and unpretentious luxury.
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