VMAN Presents: Paris New Guard

VMAN Presents: Paris New Guard

VMAN Presents: Paris New Guard

A fresh crop of independent designers is ushering in a revolution in Parisian men's fashion.

A fresh crop of independent designers is ushering in a revolution in Parisian men's fashion.

Photography: Christophe Meimoon

Styling: Gro Curtis

Text: Devin Barrett

A fresh crop of independent designers is ushering in a revolution in Parisian men's fashion.

MATTHEW WILLIAMS, 1017 ALYX 9SM

(LEFT TO RIGHT) MATTHEW WILLIAMS, JENNIFER MURRAY WILLIAMS, ALYX WILLIAMS, DRAKE BURNETTE, ANNA SILVIA BENINI, PETER DUPONT, ALBAN ADAM, LUCA BENINI, ELISABETTA CORALLINI, ANDREW WESTERMANN, LEE ROACH, ERIN MURRAY, SURKIN

“I believe that there are too many clothes in the world today. If I am going

to take the responsibility of making clothing, I need to make something that deserves to exist, in conjunction with sustainable manufacturing and upcycling. It’s important to focus on building from previous collections while continuing

to refine the ALYX signature. For me, it is about evolution not revolution.”

SPENCER PHIPPS, PHIPPS

(LEFT TO RIGHT) VINCENT THIBAULT, MAUD ESCUDIE, SPENCER PHIPPS, MOLLY LEDOUX, MATHIS CHEVALIER MAKEUP CAMILLE ARNAUD (AIRPORT AGENCY) HAIR LESLIE THIBAUD (AIRPORT AGENCY)

“PHIPPS is for heroes, or at least people who want to try to be better versions of themselves. We work a lot in the realm of natural sciences, with objects that are connected with nature [in order to create] pieces that can educate about the planet. For Fall 2019, we were looking at physics. We want people to feel connected to the earth and empower them to build a better future.”

BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY AND SERHAT ISIK, GMBH

LEFT TO RIGHT) FELIX NGYUEN, SHEHERAZADE D., BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY, EMMAN DEBATTISTA, SERHAT ISIK MAKEUP TIINA ROIVAINEN (AIRPORT AGENCY)

“The Fall collection embodied our anxieties about the future of our planet. We saw the cast of our show as being the crew of an expedition to explore new habitable planets. Through several seasons, we’ve explored issues around our own families’ experiences of migration. Leaving the planet would be the ultimate migration.”

LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN, LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN

(LEFT TO RIGHT) JELLE DE BEER (BANANAS MODELS), TEDDY QUINLIVAN (PREMIUM), LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN, MALICK BODIAN (SUCCESS) MAKEUP CAMILLE ARNAUD (AIRPORT AGENCY) HAIR LESLIE THIBAUD (AIRPORT AGENCY)

“The brand is about a return to beauty as seen through the lens of sex and sexuality. The Fall collection was called the Supermodel collection. I was inspired by those iconic moments in womenswear that very much celebrated the body, but reinterpreted them for men. The Ludovic man is anyone who feels confident in my clothes.”

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