Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Raf Simons

Building bridges

Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: Raf Simons
Key elements of Raf Simons' collection pool a mildy sinister quality to his spring/summer 16 runway

Simons has acknowledged the importance of "generational communication" in his work... which explained the retro vibe of his offering – knitwear vests are definitely not a staple in the here and now. 

The checked hoods, rucksacks with sizable chain leads and daunting silhouettes of the generous coats... echoed melancholic notes that seem counterintuitive for the season. Light tones, pastels and bright hues were interspersed throughout, but faced a losing battle in negating the sinister quality of the dark.   

Shrunken sweaters are best worn layered  (Look 27)... as the everyday man could very unfortunately, arrive at a misconception of a dryer mishap. Midriff-baring summers are reserved for the gutsy (Look 29).

The tailored straight-cut trousers (Look 4) with contrasting raw hems make it onto our list of wants. The conservative choice of fabric was brilliantly contrasted by the undone trouser cuffs, a minute detail that's sure to catch the eye of the discerning. 

Look 11 is our personal favourite... as it is a strong representation of the aesthetic of the collection, but yet, wearable in its entirety.   

To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.

To see all our coverage of Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.

Text: Andrea Sim

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