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Paris Men’s Fashion Week: Mugler, Christopher Kane, Raf Simons and Balenciaga

Paris Men’s Fashion Week kicked off the next stop on the menswear calendar with designers showing off suiting in a range of summery shades.

Balenciaga showcased a looser silhouette for its spring 13 collection featuring elongated boxy jackets with wide sleeves and loose knee length shorts. The classic colour palette of white and black was perked up by a tropical flower print shirt and a scarlet overcoat.  

Tailoring took on an underwater twist at Mugler with the menswear label cutting slashes in suiting in gill-like fashion. Shorts were cut high on the thigh with panels hanging below the hem, almost akin to fish’s fins. Coral and aqua shades punctuated the collection with trenchcoats and tailoring also in shimmery silvers and slick black.

Scottish designer Christopher Kane mixed simple shapes with bold prints for his spring 13 men’s collection. Patterned splashes of green, white, yellow and red featured on a black shorts and t-shirt combinations while pink digital flower prints were seen from top to toe on trousers, tanks and shirts.

Taking a sporty approach Raf Simons shook up his minimalist nature with short suiting in leafy green and midnight blue. The designer played around with proportion on his outerwear pieces creating both boxy short and long lightweight jackets in summery yellow and powder pink shades layered over long printed T-shirts.

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