The fourth day of Paris Fashion Week was a celeb-heavy day, with Will Smith, Karl Lagerfeld, Karlie Kloss, and Kendrick Lamar all seated in the front row at Dior Homme. Kanye West also presented his second capsule collection with French brand A.P.C. See all the highlights below, and stay tuned for tomorrow's wrap up of the last day of fashion week in Europe.
Kenzo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, fashion's cool kids from Cali, tested the metal for their Fall 2014 collection, which was inspired by Northern American steel workers' uniforms. Standout pieces include a neon yellow sweater with a vinyl-like finish and outerwear depicting a series of tranquil, rural landscapes.
Dior Homme Old house codes were brushed off by creative director Kris van Assche, who revived the Lily of the Valley, a flower that Mr. Dior used to give his petites mains and customers each year on the first of May. Van Assche pinned it on luxuriously polished pinstripe suits that morphed into hybrid versions, only partially striped. May 1st is also Labor Day in France, which could explain the collection's utilitarian accents, which gave way to denim waistcoats and army green suit pockets.
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Wooyoungmi True to form, Korean designer Woo Youngmi experimented with classic menswear codes this season in her characteristically restrained way, like layering shorts over a beautifully tailored pinstripe suit. She also added an extra lapel to a flawless blazer to interesting effect, artfully elongating masculine dimensions. Her cuts were impeccable, especially in two exquisite windowpane check suits.
Hermès After 26 years at the house, no one is better versed in the Hermès man than menswear creative director Vèronique Nichanian. Known for her fanatical obsession with fabrics and materials, Nichanian delivers season after season for a clientele that favors discreet luxury. For this collection, the silhouette was lean and trim in a dark color palette. Head-turners included a puffy black crocodile parka and a new boxy, luggage-style the briefcase.
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Kanye West's in-person presentation of his follow-up to the sold-out success of his collaboration last year has already been thumbed up and down all over social media. Balaclavas and black maxi-hooded coats (perfect for escaping over-eager paparazzi) were on show as well as streetwear looks like a cream-colored, extra long-sleeved sweater worn over matching jeans and workmen boots. Founder Jean Touitou's own Fall 2014 collection was an ode to style icons like Yves Saint Laurent, with skinny ties worn under camel cardigans and big, black pea coats.
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