5 Shows To Look Forward to During Fashion Month

5 Shows To Look Forward to During Fashion Month

See the survey of men's shows sure to shake the industry this Fall Winter 2019 season.

See the survey of men's shows sure to shake the industry this Fall Winter 2019 season.

Text: Brandon Tan

With the mark of the new year is also a rush of new collections. Just around the corner are the Men's Fashion Weeks spanning London, Paris, Milan and New York. Though proving exhausting to keep up with, the month-long review of runways this season are also anticipating of much excitement. With the tremendous development of menswear as its own pillar within the industry, designers across the globe are stepping up their fashions for the fellas.

Below, we round up the most exciting highlights of the menswear mania to ensue!

CELINE by Hedi Slimane

Arguably the most looked forward to show of the season is CELINE's first menswear show by newly-appointed creative director, Hedi Slimane. The show marks Slimane's second collection at CELINE, but the house's first of full menswear. The creative director's removal of an accent aigu from the brand's logo proved a minor move with major impact, causing a stir among fans of the French house's previous director, Phoebe Philo. Full forced Slimane followed, introducing menswear to the line for the first time, in their Spring Summer 2019 show, and then announcing a full menswear show for Fall Winter 2019. In excitement our knees buckle and our boots shake for this show that is sure to be iconic. The show will be held January 20th.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton men's FW19 show will be Virgil Abloh's second collection as the maison's creative director of the menswear division. The designer's appointment made waves across media as the first person of color to be heading such a prestigious French label. Abloh sustained all of the chatter after a buzz-worthy show that represented a new chapter for both himself and Vuitton, sending visions of white down the runway on a full cast of black models. Apparently, this collection is inspired by Michael Jackson to whom Abloh quotes as a direct inspiration in an interview with Interview Magazine. "When I have Michael singing in the background, it’s a different type of shirt, it’s a different kind of boot, it’s a different fit of pants. Music is key," says the designer. The show will be held January 17th.

Craig Green

After a brief stint at Pitti Uomo, the fashion fest of impeccably-dressed men with impeccably-groomed beards in Florence, Craig Green returns to its motherland in the UK for London Fashion Week Men's. The show will be held January 7th.

Fumito Ganryu

Fumito Ganryu is an emerging Japanese designer who launched his own eponymous label after sharpening his talents at a stint with Comme Des Garçons. After showing at Pitti Uomo for his first collection, Ganryu will be debuting his second in Paris. While the context changes, his integrity to redefining high quality from pricey materials to those unknown and untapped remains. Another concept central to the design of his garments is interchangeability, in form and in function, seeking an aesthetic that he deems as "genderless" over "gender-bending". The show will be held January 15th

Jacquemus's Second Menswear Collection

Simon Porte Jacquemus of his own label, Jacquemus, is well-known for his womenswear that somehow shares an aesthetic between avant-garde and effortless. That said, after much teasing last year, he debuted his first menswear collection. Drawing inspiration from his local South of France, his designs leaned more towards the easy, breezy side of things, showing  a march of baggy pants and linen shirts. For FW19, the designer has adopted a more hush-hush approach to his typical Instagram teasing, with not many hints of what to expect for his second menswear collection. The show will be held January 20th.

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