California kids Carol Lim and Humberto Leon drew inspiration fromParisfor their spring men’s collection — a gaudy celebration of thecity’sstoried monuments, and even its tourist traps. The invitation — ametalloop jangling with mini Eiffel towers, like the ones hawked intheTuilieries — said it all, as did a soggy, open-air set on the banksofthe Seine that had Joe Jonas and Jesse Metcalfe huddling underumbrellas.
The city’s most iconic emblem found its way ontooversized polka-dot parkas as well as more sober, biker-inspired jacketsvia holographic badges that were either stitched or printed onto thefabrics. Elsewhere, the simpering face of Cosette — the famous characterfrom “Les Miserables” — stared out from a knitted sweater or tank top.
TheLadurée macaroon color palette — pastel pink, mint, sky blue and peach—was perhaps too sweet, and a bit cliché. Underneath the sugarcoating,however, was a street-smart and appealing mix of biker pantswithzipper details running down the calves, rubber-bonded sweaters aswellas well as crossover biker/jeans jacket in heavy cotton twill.
Alberta Ferretti's "Rainbow Week" sweaters are back. The designer closed her #MFW show with a few day-of-the-week sweaters, which first debuted on the catwalk last January as part of the pre-fall 2017 collection. #wwdfashion (📷: @delphineachard)