The flash-of-color theme reappeared as a blue inset on the lapel of a stylish dark-coffee wool coat.
Hermes has become a byword for simple, unpretentious luxury. With panache, Nichanian proved this again in a classy and masculine showing.
BALMAIN’S HEIGHTENED SUBTLETY
Oliver Rousteing took his foot off the extravagance pedal for a more-understated-than-usual collection of tasteful fluid designs for fall.
Autumnal gold, bronzes and khakis graced the display marked by banding across the torso and draping.
Safari jackets and shimmering desert sandals continued the Lawrence of Arabia theme the 33-year-old designer had toyed with in previous seasons.
But the increased subtlety was a nice direction for the house.
ECOLOGY ESCAPES PARIS FASHION
The art of the chic invite is still very much a staple of Paris fashion.
Houses compete to produce the most eye-catching, inventive — and often plain wasteful — show invitations delivered by gas-guzzling courier to each guest’s personal residence.
The little works of art often provide a hint about what the collection has in store.
Louis Vuitton menswear sent out thick packets containing custom clocks for a show about the transitions from boyhood to adulthood. Berluti — the storied shoemaker — sent out blocks of wood while fashion-forward house Etudes sent out metal tags with the show information embossed.
In other countries like in Brazil, fashion invites are often sent by plain old email.