#NowTrending: Making A Statement

#NowTrending: Making A Statement

Statements shirting and environmental declarations dominated the catwalks at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

Statements shirting and environmental declarations dominated the catwalks at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

Text: Kevin Ponce

Fashion Editor: Aryeh Lappin

For Day 1 at Paris Fashion Week, the designers that presented their collections came in full force, delivering showstopping ensembles on the runway. As each look walked by, the trend itself became more and more evident in a majority of the shows presented just a few hours ago. Memorable outfits were all the rage, whether the statements featured out-there outwear with oversized silhouettes or social and/or environmental issues, the runway played as center stage for making comments on what matters.

New visions of classic men's shirting were infused with bodysuits for a fresh take on contemporary dressing. Dramatic coats were enlarged and colorized to define your wardrobe with new staples. Standing for what you believe in was immensely encouraged to be put on display, whether it's a bold t-shirt about saving the planet or extravagant ruffles on classic pieces, Day 1 was all about owning one's self.

Discover our top picks from Day 1 of Men’s AW20 Paris runways shows:

JW Anderson

Jonathan Anderson's collection from today's show displayed exaggerated accessories with relaxed-fitting garments. Think flashy gold-toned chunky chains and baggy outerwear in plush wools and cashmere for the upcoming fall/winter season.


Virgil Abloh's Off White collection showed a more fluid approach, taking cues from traditional womenswear accents and transforming them into a more elevated style to dressing up a classic button-down shirt.

Walter Von Beirendonk

Make no mistake when it comes to interpreting this message, made by Walter Von Beirendonk. The statement "SAVE PLANET EARTH" stroke a note for all showgoers, reminding us to care for the planet that we inhabit.

Raf Simons

Raf Simons never disappoints, reminding us that more is more. Combining multiple trends on one ensemble, this particular outfit combines the trends of statements with a classic tailored trouser and streamlined footwear to balance out the look.


Being able to make a statement and balance it out with a monochromatic color palette is a tricky road to navigate. So let Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccoli show you how it's done, by demonstrating how subtlety is key for those who prefer a gentler approach to statement dressing.


Flamboyant ruffles took center stage at Ami's fall/winter show at PFWM. The bigger, the better is the motto for this look, combining long-lined button-ups with oversized trousers, adding a top hat to finalize the look.


At Y/Project, bodysuits worn over satin trousers definitely had showgoers inspired to rethink their fall wardrobes with bold and unique statement pieces. Y/Project Glen Martins continues to define his vision of new classics and inspire the evolving norm of men’s fashion.



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