After a week of massive moments, Paris Men's Week SS24 has come to a close.
We started off strong, with Pharrell Williams' colossal debut for Louis Vuitton Men's, which saw some of fashion's heaviest-hitters gather on the Pont Neuf bridge to witness the celebration of a new era for the House, and one that, after months of arduous speculation, felt truly right.
Grace Wales Bonner's hotly anticipated sophomore show stayed gloriously close to the designer's sporty retro DNA, offering a preview of her ongoing collaboration with adidas, underscored by sharp tailoring and perfect laid-back summer party looks. Botter was a whole lot of fun, splicing tricky, cutout suiting with silk print shirts and dresses and pieces made out of woven plastic, including footwear.
Moving on to the surreal, where at Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus, Rei Kawakubo's latest offering fused sober and prosaic uniformity with elements that twisted reality, like doubled up oxfords for the wearer who has shoots of extra feet emerging from the side of their foot, or wefts of black and green hair fastened onto jackets. Jonathan Anderson's Loewe can always be expected to offer a touch of the exaggerated, and here for SS24 he approached it with a more wearable lens than, say, SS23 where real-life grass grew on track pants. There were ultra-high waisted jeans – some completely bedazzled and paired with matching bedazzled polo shirts, some plain. There were knit cardigans with 'tabs' jutting out from the arms, like the paper cut out garments from children's dress up games, and tops that likened rolls of fabric, secured at the front with oversized pins.
Fendi offered restraint in all the right places, while still making a nod to workwear in a slightly subversive way (read: leather tool belts instead of Wall Street suiting), and Ludovic De Saint Sernin returned for his first collection since his abrupt exit from a single season at Ann Demeulemeester – a turn that has left us all with a lingering designer musical chairs hangover. Here, he returned to the House codes he has formed so well. A co-ed collection saw gowns with lace up bras built into them, button down shirting secured by ties at the neck, and a glitzy play with glo-mesh.
Below, we round up our favourite looks from some of the best collections at Paris Men's Week SS24.
Comme Des Garçons Homme Plus
Ludovic De Saint Sernin