Fashion lovers have always looked to the runways of Fashion Week for wardrobe inspiration. Even if you don’t purchase the exact pieces from these designers’ collections, you can still take looks from the catwalk and add them to your own closet. We have chosen a few fashion ideas for your wardrobe from Paris Fashion Week to keep you stylish all year long.
60s Inspired Skinny Tie
In his first standalone menswear show, Hedi Slimane drew inspiration from British subculture to create his FW collection for Celine. The show was titled “A London Diary: Polaroids of the British Youth” and drew heavily from the fashions popular in London in the 1960s. Add a bit of mod flair to your own wardrobe by taking some fashion ideas from his runway show. Pair an ultra skinny tie with a well-tailored suit for a look that is referential while still being modern.
70’s Inspired Flared Trousers
Paris Fashion Week moved ahead a decade in the silhouettes showcased in Clare Waight menswear collection for Givenchy.
For Fall-Winter 2019, Givenchy returns to the Paris men’s wear calendar with a standalone collection that showcases its new vision of a complete, day to evening wardrobe brimming with contrast, eclectic pairings and a nod to the maverick individualism of the Nineties. Recast in a modernized way, the mood of the era comes through in a series of color-blocked suits; embellished pieces in embroidered leather underscore a sense of specialness. Drawing from past and present, Clare Waight Keller builds character through volume, mixing lean lines with loose and oversized pieces.
While Givenchy hoped to reference the attitude of the Nineties, even non-fashion aficionados know a flared leg is a tribute to the 1970s. The colorful and snugly-tailored suits in the collection flared noticeably below the knee. Consider mimicking this iconic styling with a pair of your own flared trousers this year.
80’s Inspired Exaggerated Shoulders
We often think of strong Eighties shoulders on women’s suits, but menswear from the decade sported its fair share of shoulder structure. The tuxedo jackets highlighted early in the Balmain Fall Winter collection featured exaggerated shoulders and wide lapels. As the collection progressed, lapels morphed into hoods and shoulders (and sleeves!) occasionally dropped off completely. Add a double-breasted suit with strong shoulders to your wardrobe to follow with fashion ideas like this trend.
Updated 90s Birkenstocks
Rick Owens is a master of subtle overstatement. The legendary Arizona Sandal is now showcased in stunning cow fur. Owens chose to extend the straps of the sandals, allowing them to almost brush the ground; this detail creates a playful, feather-like lightness while retaining the straps’ adjustable functionality. The result is a subtly theatrical look that is flattering and uncluttered. Owens’ choice of the Arizona singled out BIRKENSTOCK’s most iconic style, which has acquired legions of dedicated male and female fans over the decades. Now Owens has enhanced the classic with a hallmark twist that adds the perfect avant-garde touch.
The favorite sandal of the 1990s has gotten a fresh update thanks to the always buzz-worthy Rick Owens. The collaboration between the designer and Birkenstock resulted in several updated show styles and a handful of pop-up Birkenstock Box stores. These limited run shops in Berlin, New York, Milan, and LA feature fashions, accessories, and furnishings all designed by Owens specifically for the project. The final Birkenstock Box will open in Los Angeles on April 17.
So, which of these fashion ideas from Paris Fashion Week is your favorite? You might also enjoy our favorite looks from Milan Fashion Week.