The traveling eyes of thw international fashion set up shop in Paris yesterday for the last leg of the Spring/Summer 2014 menswear shows, an overflowing five days.
Saturated color and pattern from surf style, Haitian dandies in wax prints and stripes, kaleidoscopic sportswear, and pajamas were standouts in the spring 2014 menswear shows held during Florence's Pitti Uomo.
Damir Doma chose the lush gardens of Florence's Palazzo Corsini to show his Spring/Summer 2014 women's pre-collection, the first one he's done with his new Italian production partner Zamasport. "The clothes are graphic, and I felt like I was painting," said Doma.
Junichi Abe, of Japan's oh-so-cool brand Kolor, will be Pitti Uomo's guest menswear designer this season, alongside Damir Doma, who will present a preview of his women's 2014 Resort collection in a show for Pitti W in Florence from June 18 to 21.
Louis Vuitton's search for the ideal traveler's wardrobe took Men's Studio Director Kim Jones far and wide for next fall/winter: from mountaineering in the kingdom of Bhutan to the red lacquer living room Diana Vreeland affectionately referred to, back in the day, as her "garden in hell."
Azzedine Alaïa waits until the end of Paris Fashion Week, and the departure of the international style circus, to show his new collection. It's an original strategy, and one that reflects his ambiguous relationship with the modern fashion world—a world where more is always better and creativity runs on a tight schedule.