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French dressing has never looked so appealing, courtesy of Paris men’s fashion week

Officine Generale

Officine Generale

You may have been glued to the England win this week, or been cheering on Federer on centre court, but in the French capital a different kind of sport was taking place – and the players are more competitive than any Grand Slam champ.

Paris Fashion Week Men’s celebrated the sublime and – occasionally – ridiculous in all things men’s clothing, but generally the message has been focused on how to ease out of lockdown while not easing out of your comfort clothing. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of brands are proposing that men step up and embrace suiting once more, but there’s others who propose a halfway between relaxed and formal that’s entirely enticing.

Hermes

Hermes

Designer Véronique Nichanian at storied luxury house Hermès led this charge, significantly lightening the mood, and the fabrics, for her new men’s collection. Coats in summer might seem incongruous, but have you

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Neith Nyer designer on breaking free of Paris fashion calendar

Brazilian designer Francisco Terra of French upstart brand Neith Nyer says the Covid crisis has freed him from the need to follow the usual fashion playbook.

Terra is organising one of the few live catwalk shows during men’s fashion week in Paris that began Tuesday — but he is doing it outside the official line-up and in his own style.

His intimate show, with around 100 guests, takes place Thursday in the Consulat, an art centre based in a former electricity sub-station, to be followed by a four-day pop-up store to get direct feedback from clients.

“Covid has allowed me to see many things clearly… to free myself from the shackles of the calendar and seasons,” the 37-year-old told AFP at his apartment-cum-studio in Paris.

It is the first time since launching his label that Terra did not apply to be part of the official Paris calendar.

And after more

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A Cautious Return to the Runway in Paris | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional

THE GRADUAL RETURN OF PHYSICAL FASHION SHOWS

  • Men’s fashion week kicks off in Paris on Tuesday

  • Dior and Hermès are among the handful of brands planning to host guests at physical shows, but digital presentations remain the most popular approach

  • France is planning to drop many of its remaining pandemic restrictions at the end of June, paving the way for more in-person runway shows on the schedule for couture week next month

Coronavirus restrictions are easing in France, but men’s fashion week will still be a largely digital affair this season in Paris. Hermès and Dior are among the few brands planning to stage physical shows with guests.

Those will test the water for couture week in July when more houses — including Chanel and Balenciaga — are scheduled to stage physical shows, and when more international guests are expected to make the trip in to see the collections. A

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While we look forward to hair salons reopening on 12th April, pretty much all of us are trying our best to conceal split ends, dry lengths and maybe even DIY hair colour mishaps. Our trusty claw clips have come in handy to hide a multitude of hair sins and have also taken the chore out of styling but frankly, we’re a bit bored of them. In other words, we’re in need of some serious hair inspiration. No one understands effortlessly glamorous hair quite like British hairstylist and Hollywood favourite, Chris Appleton. His famous clients include J.Lo, Ariana Grande and Dua Lipa, and chic, uncomplicated styles are his forte. We recently sat down with the pro himself, who talked us through five quick and easy hair looks to try during the last weeks of lockdown. The best part?

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