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OUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS FOR THE F/W 2016-17 MEN’S COLLECTIONS
Running around during fashion week is as glamorous as it is stressful, the Fall/Winter 2016-17 men’s season being no exception. From runway to showroom, a buyer’s agenda is packed with round-the-clock appointments to view, choose and buy the latest collections. But amidst all the frenzy, being in Paris means visiting unexpected and often memorable locations, the perfect backdrop to communicate the collections’ vision and message. Here are our top three.
ATTACHMENT – Few settings are more appropriate than the stark and airy La Galerie D’Architecture space for the presentation of the fall Attachment collection, once again true to its signature less-is-more Japanese aesthetic. The brand’s clean-cut silhouettes, great fits, tight color palette and amazing eye for detail, from the zip to the button, blended seamlessly with the contemporary, all-white art space in the heart of the Marais, at 11 Rue des Blancs Manteaux.
SACAI - Imagine a historical palazzo on a quaint 17th century street whose entrance features a mammoth strobe light, in all its glittering and mirrored dazzle. In this past-meets-disco ambience at 5 Rue du Mail, featuring white-washed walls and original honey-tinged parquet floors, Sacai presented its new Fall Winter collection to its buyers. With a controlled and experimental hand, designer Chitose Abe played with layers, lengths and contrasting textures for a strong message.
FAITH CONNEXION - The Faith Connexion team chose the Hotel Pourtales, on Rue Tronchet, to showcase the new fall line-up. This historic yet off- the-radar hotel channels an old-world charm with its gilded details, frescoes and plush velvets. Indeed, a frost-from-fire contrast compared to the collection’s one-of-a-kind pieces by graffiti artists who liberally reworked coated jeans, glitter, grunge-influences and extra giant tops. For sure, an interesting connexion.