Image: Dior Men
The theme of this year’s Paris Men’s Spring Summer 2023 runway show has been the exploration of the vast outdoors. Milan Men’s Spring Summer 2023 was brimming with practical trends, and comparable aesthetic draws can be found in Paris. Through their precise details, major fashion labels drive the discourse about the great outdoors. Dior Men, like Hermès, tends to incorporate lightweight fabrics with construction designed for traveling, trekking, and gardening. Others, such as Loewe, Louis Vuitton, and Givenchy, alluded to the notion of springtime adventure.
Layering And Weatherproofing For The Daring
Hermès’ Spring Summer 2023 collection embodies outdoor adventure with a diverse selection of waterproof layers such as windbreakers, parkas, and sweaters. The brilliant colors of the French Maison are laid over basic tonal colors of the inside shirts, making them easy to dress. The inside shirts are lightweight, which adds to the sense of weightlessness and is consistent with the brand’s emphasis on lightness — a repeating subject in previous seasons.
Dior Men’s ankle-length wellington boots look to be able to handle the harsh conditions seen on hiking paths. This is a combination of fundamentals that are appropriate for the harshness of the outdoors and a simple fashion statement.
Fabrication For An Outdoor Adventure
Givenchy updated their ensemble with easy-to-wear cargo pants, tight motorcycle pants, and tracksuits, perhaps prepping your wardrobe for a slew of summer activities next year. With pieces like utility track coats, windbreakers, and belts, Givenchy’s creative director Matthew M Williams enhanced the brand’s debut menswear collection. These are the essentials you must have before stepping outside.
Apart from the usual trekking or biking, Casablanca prepares you for the untamed west. The brightly colored cowboy jackets, wide-collared shirts, and loose-fitting jeans invite a relaxed journey into Texas’ uncharted territory. University blue, sky blue, pastel yellow, and crimson red replace the brand’s signature orange and green. While the colors are summery, they may easily be matched with warm brown or black scuffed boots.
Textures That Enhance The Overall Appearance
The blend of several layers of fabric is visible in Y/Project’s Spring Summer 2023 Menswear collection. These textures, which range from cotton to chiffon and jersey to denim, complete out the styles in the collection. A tight-fitting jersey top and a loose-fitting chiffon overlay coupled with ruffled denim skirts demonstrate how varied textures can play an important role in reimagining a simple design.
The major goal was to encourage a more relaxed summer style while yet maintaining some critical styling elements. The traditional Y/Project jeans, vests, polos, and rib-knits were on display. Brands aim to increase the aesthetic aspect associated with the great outdoors by combining diverse materials. This stretches the limits of what shapes and structures a silhouette may take when spring arrives.
Using jerseys, Marine Serre’s Men’s Spring Summer 2023 runway show emphasized athleisure. The designer concentrated on the usefulness of her garments while creatively using textiles to emphasize the wearer’s physique in this all-encompassing collection. We believe it will be a big hit in the coming months.
Image: Marine Serre
The Flower Power
Following through the outdoors to textures, we see the late Virgil Abloh‘s team at Louis Vuitton using couture-grade methods to the collection that the French luxury fashion house is famous for. A denim jacket’s sleeves were hand-crocheted with the distinctive Louis Vuitton flower design. An assortment of embroidered floral embellishments of sequined poppies and wildflowers evoke a colorful summer vision in the meadows.
Shirts with floral patterns were also seen in Paul Smith‘s Spring Summer 2023 collection. You don’t have to know your hibiscus flowers from your orchids to recognize that print overload is best avoided with the delicate floral prints. To avoid wandering away from the garden and into the jungle, adhere to a single pattern and mix it with basic block color elements. Floral motifs and patterns echoed the flowering season at Officine Générale, Isabel Marant, and Kidsuper.
Lemaire’s Spring Summer 2023 collection included camp collar shirts with hibiscus designs that were pre-scrunched. A blouse with the designs might be coupled with light, clean cotton slacks for a new appearance, making it a toned-down, easygoing summer outfit for any holiday.
Loewe’s Spring Summer 2023 collection, on the other hand, took a different approach to the season. Loewe’s creative director, JW Anderson, elevated the brand’s love with the vast outdoors onto the clothing. Plants sprang from shoes, tracksuit bottoms, pants, and jackets. As captivating as it is, a bit of excitement is always nice, and it serves as a cool reminder that we are one with nature.
Image: Thom Browne
Spring Summer 2023 in Paris The exposed portion of the abdomen was highly visible across several labels such as Dior, Thom Browne, and Y/Project. Models at Dior Men were observed wearing see-through clothing or shirts with only one button keeping the sides together. Thom Browne exposed the midriff while maintaining the brand’s famed tidy, refined design. Y/Project and Amiri both have this characteristic in their collections, when the season allows for some flesh to be shown.
The general trends of Paris Spring Summer 2023 Menswear summed up the mechanics of construction used by premium fashion brands to fit the season. Furthermore, the styles were pushed even farther, anticipating the notion of nature and resurrecting the debate that summers should be spent outside.