Samantha Tse, CNN
The temperamental weather in Paris proved no match for the enthusiasm of trend editors, celebs and influencers who braved the robust mid-day solar and the menace of rain to look at the most up-to-date menswear collections — even as many exhibits took spot outdoors.
Soon after a handful of seasons of digital runways amid the Covid-19 pandemic, some designers challenged by themselves to drive the boundaries of physical displays — from an acrobatic effectiveness at Issey Miyake’s Homme Plissé to a recreation of the namesake designer’s childhood home and yard at Dior Gentlemen.
Rick Owens returned to his typical haunt at Palais de Tokyo with a runway presentation punctuated by a few large globes that have been set ablaze, air-lifted and then dramatically dropped into the building’s fountain pool as designs walked all over its periphery. It was Instagram gold.
At the KidSuper exhibit, designer Colm Dillane